Forum Title: Reducing Water Pressure via In-Ground Faucet
Hi, I just purchased a rental home, and was told during the inspection that the water pressure was too high (100 psi). I have noticed that there is an in-ground water box between the house of the shut-off valve, that has a faucet handle and can be used to turn off / on the water to the house. I was wondering if I could simply put a water pressure gauge on an outside spigot and slowly tighten the faucet in the ground until the psi is brought down to a normal level. Or, must I install a pressure regulator? Thanks.
Category: Plumber Post By: LEO BREWER (Lehi, UT), 08/10/2017

Pressure reducing valve. Do it right. If not, you are going to ruin your faucets, etc.

- JUANITA AUSTIN (Santa Ana, CA), 09/19/2017

Install a pressure reducing valve

- Decatur HVAC (Loveland, CO), 09/23/2017

Quote: Originally Posted by erichpeterson Hi, I just purchased a rental home, and was told during the inspection that the water pressure was too high (100 psi). I have noticed that there is an in-ground water box between the house of the shut-off valve, that has a faucet handle and can be used to turn off / on the water to the house. I was wondering if I could simply put a water pressure gauge on an outside spigot and slowly tighten the faucet in the ground until the psi is brought down to a normal level. Or, must I install a pressure regulator? Thanks. you will need a pressure reducing valve just turning the handle will not reduce pressure it will reduce volume and increase velocity, like when you put your thumb over the garden hose

- JAY MCCOY (Cape Coral, FL), 10/01/2017

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