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  1. Total_Rookie
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    not sure if you have one, but if not these are avail at HD (elimination of high water pressure)

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    Do you run into issues with high water pressure a lot?
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    Very much so in a nearby city. Blew out a clack water softener
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    Yikes!I have one but never use it. I guess I better start.
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    It’s better too, than not. What’s $9.00 vs $xxx.xx?
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    I have one, didnt help the infamous 370 penile drip.
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    What’s that? Water box drip?
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    Yeah
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    Keep your shut off valve open on the fw hose until it back flows.
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    Not sure what you mean
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    I have put a water shut off valve at the end of my hose since I started...it helps all that back pressure from going all over the place....the ones at Lowe's ( same style ) are longer than the ones at home depot and last way longer....I also carry the Y in case someone is also there working ( like a landscaper ) and needs water...and a 45 for the hard to get to spots...

    as far as the water box dripping...you have a pressure regulator that sits on the inside left of your machine....there is a bolt with a jam nut on the top...pressure up the machine....loosen it up and turn it in until the drip stops....it's allowing to much pressure to come in and poping the pressure cap on the water box......also go into Walmart and in the RV section for $20 get a filter and put it inline somewhere before the water enters the regulator....all it takes id just a grain of dirt to screw that thing up............

    this one i n the picture is mine...I switched it over to a Watts regulator..theirs was giving me too many headaches...plus I wanted to monitor the pressure...16to 17 is what you are looking for...anything higher than that and it is going to pop the cap.....






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    @Lee Stockwell gave me this tip several months ago. My water box has been behaving ever since I put it on

    As for that shut off valve...it's junk. The little handle on it always falls off, and I even tried some thread stuff to keep the screw from falling off. Any ideas on where a good shut off valve can be purchased?
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    I've done all that..
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    when I buy them I take a few minutes and take the screw out and put some super glue on it and put it back in and the screw never backs out...the longer one from Lowe's normally last me about 6 months....
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    then pressure it up and open it all the way and flush it out...then reset it.....you may have something stuck in it...and if that doesn't work.. replace it with a Watts regulator and be done with ........
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    Or....you could just have a bad cap............
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    cap has been replaced, got a part number for the Watts reducer?
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    Great idea, I have some locktite that will work.. I'm going to do that to my sol hose b.v's also.
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    After your done with a job, and water is at 130'ish. Turn off pump, close off valve and disconnect water hose from house. Re open shut off valve and lay hose on floor for last roll up. By the time your finished it will back pee out the last of the water box pressure. My 570 has never peed in my van :oldrolleyes:
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