Watts PRV

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ncgeo

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Curious as to the differences on Watts PRVs for residential ... N45, N55, 25AUB. Not finding any differences in website info.
 

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I saw that but it really doesn’t explain what the differences are between the 3 valves i noted above.
I took a look. Strainer location varied. Pressure drop vs flow varied.

I don't know the answer to your unstated question -- which to select, or which is more reliable.

I would tend to think it would be easier to clean the one with the separate intake strainer.
 

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I took a look. Strainer location varied. Pressure drop vs flow varied.

I don't know the answer to your unstated question -- which to select, or which is more reliable.

I would tend to think it would be easier to clean the one with the separate intake strainer.

Point noted on the strainer location with the 25AUB. But the N45B-M1 and N55B-M1? Not seeing any difference including the flow/pressure drop. No guidance from Watts. I wonder if its some regional thing; this is what’s used in our .

I am retrofitting my home with a field-constructed PEX manifold system (1” to 3/4” branch) and also streamlining the 1” main run back to the service entrance, so I figure on upgrading the PRV to lead-free as well.
 

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Sorry, I didn't have time to read over the PDF file. For the most part they are designed a little different all three seem to have a screen. I would go with the 25AUB. Strainer can be cleaned for mt eh bottom and also allows a pressure gauge if needed.

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