Supply to Boiler and pressure reducing valve question

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by philtrap, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. philtrap

    philtrap New Member

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    Referencing the attached photo from the Installation Manual for the TT 100 solo, I have a question about the pressure reducing valve. It shows (unless I'm reading it wrong) the pressure relief valve looped around a ball valve. When the ball valve is closed, the water would be supplied at a reduced pressure by the reducing valve which is OK. My question is since I've never seen an installation like this:

    1) Is the reason for the ball valve so that you can fill up the system quickly without going through the reducing valve?

    2) Is the ball valve necessary?

    Thanks,


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  2. Tom Sawyer

    Tom Sawyer In the Trades

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    You don't need the bypass valve. The prv has a quick fill feature built in.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    1. YEs. 2. Only if you want to be able to fill and flush rapidly. 3. I usually pipe the bypass around the reducing valve, but that is just a personal preference and has nothing to do with how it works. 4. Not all fill valves have the internal bypass/quick fill feature
  4. philtrap

    philtrap New Member

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    Thanks guys!!!
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