Pressure reducing valve

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Heyjoe

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I just discovered that my home PRV has failed.Should I turn off my water until it’s fixed.

I had a toilet supply line fail and it didn’t seem right. so I checked the water pressure. The pressure is 110 Psi and everything is copper pipe, The PRV valve, well out of sight out of mind. I should have changed it 10 years ago. It was 28 years old. Obviously the copper pipe can take the pressure, but not sure what about appliances. I read on-line that they should handle 120psi.
 

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take care of it over the weekend no hurry . If you have a bunch of old supply lines and toilets with old fill valves 20 year old wash machine hoses etc. then you are taking chances anyway
 

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Thanks, I will be changing all those other lines. I foolishly thought replacing toilet lines every 5 years was a sales gimmick.Now I see how much damage can happen even when you are at home and catch it quickly, had I been away it would have been thousands of dollars in water damage replacing sections of a hardwood floor below the bathroom along with tearing out and repairing drywall and repainting.
 
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