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Old 03-20-2017, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default water pressure and flow

the water pressure gauge always say around 70psi.
(got a second gauge - same result)
so we wanted to turn it down (new water heater does not like 70)
so i adjusted the bolt on the top.
it adjusted the water flow to a trickle
but the water pressure is still 70ish.
does this make sense to you experts?
Watts think the water at the bottom is condensation- but i wonder...
no thermal expansion tank - have these things on top the WH
thanks all


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Wipe it down and see if you see any water seeping out. How long has it been in there?


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Wipe it down and see if you see any water seeping out. How long has it been in there?
we wipe it away every few months
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Yes I was. and when you adjusted it, did you adjust the nut in or out?
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Yes I was. and when you adjusted it, did you adjust the nut in or out?
I adjusted the bolt outwards.
but it has been at different amounts - always around 70psi - but twice we have adjusted it till the water was just a trickle - still 70psi
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It might be a bad prv
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I would start there. They make re-build kits for those. How long has this particular one been in?


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