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Old 06-24-2021, 03:51 PM   #1
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Sequence of water equipment...

My setup is, from spigot out is:
Spigot - Y splitter - short water hose - water filters - pressure regulator - long zero G - wet bay

I put the regulator after the filters as I believe that each filter's resistance lowers the pressure so putting it before would lower the pressure too much.

Should I put the longer water hose before or after (which would allow only filtered water into the longer water rated hose) the filters?

I'm also considering getting a Berkey travel just for sihts and grins and drinking water. But that has nothing to do with my sequence question...

Thoughts?

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Old 06-24-2021, 03:56 PM   #2
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As long as your pressure regulator is "downstream" from the filters: you're good to go.
I put my regulator right at the City water inlet: inside my wet bay...
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Old 06-24-2021, 04:22 PM   #3
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Just FYI! This is a regulator! I put a Y on the water source with the regulator, preset at 55 psi, on one side simply due to the weight of the regulator didn't wanting it hanging on plastic fittings on the rv. The other side of the Y was non regulated water for washing or whatever.
Then added my long hose which connected to a cartridge filter with a sediment cartridge into a RV water softener followed by another cartridge filter with a charcoal cartridge all mounted in a milk crate sitting under the edge of the rv & then a short hose to the rv inlet.
With this setup we had good tasting clear water at every stop.
We've been to parks that had orange tags at the spigot informing you they had 110 psi water pressure & a regulator was required, if you'd have put the regulator on the rv rather than the spigot you'd have blown up your hose in short order.
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This is a restrictor, most call it a regulator but it doesn't regulate, that restricts the flow regardless of pressure & once the internal spring gets weak or rusty it will restrict the flow to nearly nothing.
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Old 06-24-2021, 04:28 PM   #4
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Folks tend to use the terms interchangeably: not a big deal...
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:01 PM   #5
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Here’s my setup. I never thought about the 110psi issue but my short feeder hose is supposedly rated at 100psi (buy Chinese - so who knows…)
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:22 PM   #6
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I have been in a couple campgrounds where my water hose looked like an Anacondo

there are some that go well over 100 psig

Now I put my regulator at the hydrant bib
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:23 PM   #7
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Mountain views RVP is Sundance,WY has a sign over the desk stating, the water pressure is 80 to 110 psi depending on the season. For me, it is CG hose bib - pressure regulator - long white hose - splitter - vacuum breaker - green hose - quick disconnect - tank flush and splitter (same as previous) - short white hose - carbon filter (GAC) - short white hose - water softener - short white hose -right angle adapter - water inlet (no wet bay for fresh water).
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Old 06-25-2021, 01:19 AM   #8
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My setup is, from spigot out is:
Spigot - Y splitter - short water hose - water filters - pressure regulator - long zero G - wet bay

I put the regulator after the filters as I believe that each filter's resistance lowers the pressure so putting it before would lower the pressure too much.

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My setup is like yours minus the short hose. I agree that the regulator should come after the filters as they can handle higher pressure and they will eat up some of it as well.
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:26 PM   #9
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Wow! You guys are serious about your water. I use a hose from the post to the water inlet on my coach. If the pressure seems excessive I add an adjustable regulator. No filter at all. I admire your commitment. We drink and cook with bottled water or from a Brita pitcher if we have city water on the hookup.
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Old 07-07-2021, 06:23 PM   #10
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I setup my water the same way, Y splitter, pressure regulator, short flexible hose, inline water filter, hose (marked potable), RV. The 2nd part of the Y splitter i will use for washing with another hose marked not potable.
We have a berkey for travel and its nice to use, it just takes up space though. Make sure to prime it with water first otherwise it will fill super slowly.
Also- with the pressure reglator- i have had issues with them freezing on me when its cold outside and damaging them. So make sure you dont let them freeze, otherwise it messes up the device.
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:13 PM   #11
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My setup is, from spigot out is:
Spigot - Y splitter - short water hose - water filters - pressure regulator - long zero G - wet bay

I put the regulator after the filters as I believe that each filter's resistance lowers the pressure so putting it before would lower the pressure too much.

Should I put the longer water hose before or after (which would allow only filtered water into the longer water rated hose) the filters?

I'm also considering getting a Berkey travel just for sihts and grins and drinking water. But that has nothing to do with my sequence question...

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Check your filter - most are only good for household pressures of 50-60 psi. If you put the regulator right at the spigot then you protect everything downstream. If you are worried about the filter causing a loss adjust the output on the regulator to accommodate.
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:39 PM   #12
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Wally world regulator, camco white hose and brass 90 at coach. I beleive in keeping life as simple as possible.
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Old 07-09-2021, 01:04 AM   #13
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My setup is, from spigot out is:
Spigot - Y splitter - short water hose - water filters - pressure regulator - long zero G - wet bay

I put the regulator after the filters as I believe that each filter's resistance lowers the pressure so putting it before would lower the pressure too much.

Should I put the longer water hose before or after (which would allow only filtered water into the longer water rated hose) the filters?

I'm also considering getting a Berkey travel just for sihts and grins and drinking water. But that has nothing to do with my sequence question...

Thoughts?
I have stayed at three parks where they warn you to have your pressure regulator at the spigot. 140psi, 150psi, and the third at 200psi. I carry a cheep fixed regulator for then then through my hose and into my rig with the adjustable regulator. From there to the filters etc.. The park with 200psi was just up the road from Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Virginia.
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Old 07-09-2021, 02:03 AM   #14
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sometimes I'll use a Y adapter for a feed to a second hose with nozzle for utility use, if we'll be there a while, depending on situation....

for the regulator...generally I'll turn the spigot on to let it flush a few seconds before I attach the hose.... then I'll run a few seconds through the hose to flush it out before attaching to the RV...if either of those tell be the system has a high pressure...&/or if the place seems like it might be a janky system then I'll break out the regulator. If the system seems to have a really high pressure I'll put it on the spigot...otherwise I might put it at the RV connection.
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Old 07-09-2021, 02:08 AM   #15
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Get a travel Berkey..we love ours ..we have even put lake creek water in it from a 5 gal jug
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Regulator at the spigot--or 1st after the "Y--I used to put filter at the spigot until I had the bottom blow out of one, at about 80psi. The blue inline filters state 'never exceed 60psi'.
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Blue filter hangs off mh
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