Garden Tidbits - Expert Advice for the Garden and Landscap

Super Sturdy Pressure Regulator


Drive over a pressure regulator? You bet! See my video to learn which pressure regulator I drove a truck over and it didn’t break. Try that with your existing regulator.

Watch a video demonstration here:

The pressure regulator keeps the pressure below 25 pounds-per-square-inch (psi). With some drip-system parts, an even lower psi  is required. Porous hose must be kept below 10 psi so the special fittings don't leak. Good-quality pressure regulators are sold with a specific rating of either 10, 15, 20, or 25-psi . The pressure regulator must always be plumbed in after the filter so that full pressure is available to flush the filter's screen.

(See my book Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates for much more on drip irrigation.)




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