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    Water Regulators

    I love my bum squirters. The problem is, the water pressure in my house keeps rupturing the o-rings in the cheap things and sometimes just plain cracking the bodies.

    I haven't put a pressure guage on the taps yet, but at night, the pressure gets pretty high. Aim it full blast at the bum and you'll be burping it up...

    I'd like to set up a water regulator on the incoming city water. But I haven't been able to find any around. I'm sure someone's gotta be selling them.

    The alternative is heartier bum squirters. But all everyone's selling is the cheap plastic ones that sometimes won't even screw on the the hose properly.

    So, two things really: 1) does anyone know where to buy a solid bum squirter in Pattaya.
    2) how about water regulators? Are there shops in Pattaya that sell them?

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    Does the pipe for the squirter have a tap on it at the wall end?
    If it does, just regulate the pressure by turning off the tap and then opening it just a little..

    About you request for " a solid bum squirter in Pattaya"

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    Those 99 baht ringpiece-rinsers never last long.

    The ones we got came with the bog pan.
    They are made by ToTo and are very heavy and solid and have been no problem for five years.

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    Yeah, it's got the valve coming out of the wall. And that IS good for controlling the flow when washing the back side (or for those lovely enemas...).

    But once you stop the flow of water, the pressure still builds up and that's when the o-rings blow out. Mind you, they last for a while. But while away this Saturday, my squirter just broke it's own, shot water all over the bathroom for hours and completely soaked my "A Short History of Nearly Everything" book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyZ View Post
    Yeah, it's got the valve coming out of the wall. And that IS good for controlling the flow when washing the back side (or for those lovely enemas...).

    But once you stop the flow of water, the pressure still builds up and that's when the o-rings blow out. Mind you, they last for a while. But while away this Saturday, my squirter just broke it's own, shot water all over the bathroom for hours and completely soaked my "A Short History of Nearly Everything" book!
    Agree with what you say. That's what happened to the squirter in my "out-house" - the pressure blew the pipe out of the fitting. I have now fitted small stop cocks on all these outlets to regulate the flow, but they don't reduce the pressure - just limit the damage if the hose/squirter fails.

    The pipe that feeds my washing machine also blew off one day - water pouring everywhere for maybe half an hour (fortunately, outside the house).

    But the biggest waste of water occurred when the large pipe that fills my reserve tank in the garden broke. The ball cock inside the tank exerted so much pressure on the pipe that it sheared off and let water into the tank completely unrestricted. The lid blew off and quite a bit of the top soil of my garden was washed away. It made quite a noise so I don't think it was doing this for long, but it was a shameful waste of water.

    I wrote in another thread that I tried to measure the water pressure - it was at least 7 Kg/sq cm. I think most domestic pumps deliver 3 or 4 Kg/sq. cm, so it is very high.

    It's just as well that water is so ridiculously cheap, otherwise I would insist on a pressure reducer just after the meter to prevent pipes/joints failing. On the other hand, because water is so cheap, people just don't care about wasting it. If people's water bills were 2,000 baht/month instead of 200, I think they'd take more care of their water supply.

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    One option, though a bit of chore and expense, and only protecting the pipes inside the house, is to set up a water tank. I could do something like this in my attic, but I'm not sure I want to go to all of the trouble to do this. Plus, then you've gotta worry about the weight load and possible leaks from the tank.

    Normally we use the city water, as the pump goes a bit crazy sometimes, losing it's prime and just free cycling for hours until it gets too hot for a while and shuts down.

    If we had the pump hooked up to a tank that had gravity pressure, I think it would be alright. Then it would just start up once in a while when the ball in the tank went low, fill up the tank and sit idle until the level dropped down again. As it is now, the pump will turn on and off every 20 seconds. That's why we don't use it so often.

    But it is handy for when the city water goes off for any reason and we've still got 2,000 liters of water in the ground tank.

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    Carrefour has good quality, about 1500 baht, then can adjust by valve, if you put a regulator on city water you will have problems as it is so Dirty!
    Unless you filter it first.
    I would fill tank from city water, may have to buy another pump, then keep another pump on house with 50 Psi.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyZ View Post
    One option, though a bit of chore and expense, and only protecting the pipes inside the house, is to set up a water tank. I could do something like this in my attic, but I'm not sure I want to go to all of the trouble to do this. Plus, then you've gotta worry about the weight load and possible leaks from the tank.

    Normally we use the city water, as the pump goes a bit crazy sometimes, losing it's prime and just free cycling for hours until it gets too hot for a while and shuts down.

    If we had the pump hooked up to a tank that had gravity pressure, I think it would be alright. Then it would just start up once in a while when the ball in the tank went low, fill up the tank and sit idle until the level dropped down again. As it is now, the pump will turn on and off every 20 seconds. That's why we don't use it so often.

    But it is handy for when the city water goes off for any reason and we've still got 2,000 liters of water in the ground tank.
    You seem to have the same set-up as me: normally use the city water, but when it's off, I have the garden tank plus electric pump. If it was my house (I rent it) I would put a tank way, way up in the sky - maybe 6 or 10,000 litres - and gravity feed the house.

    I had a problem with one pump - I used to leave the city water on and the output from the pump on, at the same time. No one told me that I shouldn't. So the pressure from the city water was fed back into the pump's outlet and buggered something inside the pump, so it had to be replaced.

    I also have a third option - well water, but I try not to use that as it is so bad. When the city water goes off, we use the tank water very sparingly until the city water comes back on again.

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    To get 30 Psi you would need to gravity feed from over 60 ft, you could repair a lot of pumps for the cosy of the structure
    Could use it for bird watching or some other alternate activity though

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