Water Pressure Regulator lubricant

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  1. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Valterra lead-free water pressure regulator.
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    There is no visible corrosion, but it's a couple years old and is getting harder to turn when attaching to the hose bib at the campground. I leave it attached to the fresh water hose in when not in use, but always drain the hose before putting it away.

    Is there lubricant that can be used on brass? [:)C]
     
  2. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Use some pipe thread, it will turn easier. I see this with the hose nozzles etc, stuff isn't as good as it used to be .
     
  3. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Mine is at least 15-20 years old, I have never had a problem with it getting stiff, I also carry a spare just in case. Maybe mine gives no trouble because it was made in the U.S. and everyone knows about the Chinese made items.
     
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  4. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    I have an old one I will keep, but I don't expect the new one I got to last a long time. Nothing is made as it was. Everything is disposable now a days.
     
  5. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Use the old one and keep the new one for a spare, the older one is probably a lot more dependable, My neighbor (long ago) refused to use a pressure regulator, first time hooked the water in we spent the whole day of fishing repairing water lines :) the water pressure in the CG was 100 + psi. (private owned CG)
     
  6. mstrbill

    mstrbill Active Member

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    try some silicone grease; waterproof and non-toxic.
     
  7. Fless

    Fless Active Member

    Plumber's grease. But first soak it in vinegar at least overnight to dissolve the scale that has possibly built up.
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  8. giadiep

    giadiep Active Member

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    Use Vaseline. Safe, non-toxic.
     

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