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50psi regulator, where do you source?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by grassman177, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    Replaced a PRV that completely siezed up today . Not a droplet of water passed through her. Inlet 155 psi .
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    Wow! Any idea how old and what brand it was? :dizzy:
  3. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,460

    Would pressure regulating heads work in this situation?
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i do use pressure reg heads sometimes. am i being overdesigned here? cuz you can do so much with piping, but the first zone or two have higher pressures than the ones farther away. I wanted to regulate at the valve, dif from the prv at the tap. i was trying to find a cheaper way to do it than accusync. I regulate the pressure dif on dif installs according to the length of pipe, friction losses, you get the idea.

    I guess i am just best off with an accusync here and there.
  5. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    Yeah, I personally installed it 4 years ago. I took apart and found no debris inside. The homeowner turned it up himself to 75 a few years ago apparently. Maybe he effed it up..

    I warrantied it as it only took me 45 min to dig up / replace. I'll try and get the vendor to accept a replacement. Keep the customer happy :)
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    shoot, after that long, i would never have done it free......just a part failure.....

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