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Old 07-28-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
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How to stop water spurting?

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When we hook up to water, even with an inline pressure regulator, when we first turn on the faucet we get a big rush of water which splashes up and out of the sink and then drops to a more normal flow.

I understand the cause but is there a solution? Maybe a pressure regulator with a lower setting? I tried putting the regulator on the trailer input end of the hose (instead of on the tap) and that didn't change much.
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I think what you're actually getting is a lot of air which is causing the splashing. It becomes normal when all of the air in the line has been pushed out and replaced with just water.

When hooking up to City Water, I crack a sink faucet in the trailer open BEFORE connecting the white hose. Then I open the campground faucet s-l-o-w-l-y (just a crack at first) to push the air out in a controlled way. This is even easier to do if you have an outside shower option so you don't have to run back and forth between the kitchen and the hose bibb. I close the sink faucet when all of the air is out of the line and open the hose bibb all of the way.
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I think what you're actually getting is a lot of air which is causing the splashing. It becomes normal when all of the air in the line has been pushed out and replaced with just water.

When hooking up to City Water, I crack a sink faucet in the trailer open BEFORE connecting the white hose. Then I open the campground faucet s-l-o-w-l-y (just a crack at first) to push the air out in a controlled way. This is even easier to do if you have an outside shower option so you don't have to run back and forth between the kitchen and the hose bibb. I close the sink faucet when all of the air is out of the line and open the hose bibb all of the way.

One of the recommendations I heard was to connect the hose to hose bibb first, turn on the water to get all the air out of hose. Then connect the hose to the trailer. Now you have very little plumbing with air. Then turn on the faucets slowly to let the air out.
Fredrick's method would work great too, with two people it would even be easier.
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One of the recommendations I heard was to connect the hose to hose bibb first, turn on the water to get all the air out of hose. Then connect the hose to the trailer. Now you have very little plumbing with air. Then turn on the faucets slowly to let the air out.
Fredrick's method would work great too, with two people it would even be easier.
I always run water through the hose before connecting to the trailer just to flush out what might be hiding in the hose or hose bibb. Solves the spurting problem too.

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Air in the hose

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This is simply a matter of purging the air from the hose each time you hook up. Wrap or drape a towel or washcloth around the faucet and open it. This will purge the air and prevent splashing. Alternatively, you could run the water through the hose for a few seconds before attaching it to your inlet.

I wouldn't spend time or money on a pressure regulator.

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I wouldn't spend time or money on a pressure regulator.

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I'm going to disagree with this statement. A pressure regulator is cheap insurance. It would be pretty bad to hook up the water then outside for a cool beverage only see water coming out the door. Over pressured plumbing would not be a fun thing to deal with.
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I think what you're actually getting is a lot of air which is causing the splashing. It becomes normal when all of the air in the line has been pushed out and replaced with just water.

When hooking up to City Water, I crack a sink faucet in the trailer open BEFORE connecting the white hose. Then I open the campground faucet s-l-o-w-l-y (just a crack at first) to push the air out in a controlled way. This is even easier to do if you have an outside shower option so you don't have to run back and forth between the kitchen and the hose bibb. I close the sink faucet when all of the air is out of the line and open the hose bibb all of the way.
Exactly correct, I just open the kitchen window to control the faucet.
I have found a better way though...

Buy a pair of quick connects for your hose. When hooking up, put the male side on the trailer and the female side on the hose. You can now charge the hose at the bib, then push it half way onto the trailer. This lets the air out. when water starts to flow, simply snap it the rest of the way in place. The quick connect is also a convenient way to store the hose for transport without spillage.
BTW; I always use a pressure regulator and a filter. It is best to place the regulator first, then the filter, then the hose, this protects the maximum amount of your system.I use a filter primarily to keep my system clean, although it does have other benefits. I recently replaced my shore water inlet on my trailer with one which has a built-in regulator, it won't protect the hose, but I'll never leave it home or forget to use it.
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I wouldn't spend time or money on a pressure regulator.

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For an item that costs less than $10 you aren't interested in protecting the water system in your trailer? I bought two regulators ten years ago and still have both functioning. I consider this a one and done item.

From PPL:
A water pressure regulator in brass will protect your water system by reducing abnormally high inlet pressure to a safe 40 to 50 lbs. Many cities and campgrounds can have excessive water pressures that can damage fresh water system tubing and systems.
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i'm going to disagree with this statement. A pressure regulator is cheap insurance. It would be pretty bad to hook up the water then outside for a cool beverage only see water coming out the door. Over pressured plumbing would not be a fun thing to deal with.
i agree with byron k. On pressure regulators. I was camping at hinckely minnesota (casino) and the attendant said make sure you use a pressure regulator , so i bought a brass regulator from the park for $8.00. Later that week i ran into two parties at the campgrounds who said they had experienced water leaks due to high water pressure (approaching 80 to 90 lbs ) i'd rather spend $8.00 up front for a regulator than spend my weekend in a water logged trailer .
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i agree with byron k. On pressure regulators. I was camping at hinckely minnesota (casino) and the attendant said make sure you use a pressure regulator , so i bought a brass regulator from the park for $8.00. Later that week i ran into two parties at the campgrounds who said they had experienced water leaks due to high water pressure (approaching 80 to 90 lbs ) i'd rather spend $8.00 up front for a regulator than spend my weekend in a water logged trailer .
Notice he said BRASS... the blue plastic ones are junk... It only costs twice as much to go first class!
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