Pressure Regulating Valve

rusty_2010_gardenerDecember 15, 2012

I have to replace an existing Pressure Regulating Valve, a Honeywell Braukmann old D06 1". This valve new part number is DS05. Please explain the following plumbing terms:

single union fitting sweat
single union fitting threaded NPT
double union fitting sweat
double union fitting threaded NPT

Thank you for any assistance provided.

Mario Fernandez

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randy427

You can have a union connection on one side or both of the pressure reducer. If only on one side, the other would be directly threaded or soldered (sweated) to the connectiong pipe or fitting.
The below picture shows an example of a union.

Here is a link that might be useful: Plumbing Fittings

    Bookmark   December 16, 2012 at 9:39AM
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rusty_2010_gardener

Randy427

Thank you for your help. So a single union fitting would be a valve that has what you show on this picture on one side (INLET) which could be threaded or sweated and no union on the other side(OUTLET) just the valve threads. I hope I am right.

Thanks

Mario

    Bookmark   December 16, 2012 at 11:58AM
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lazypup

My first question would be why are you changing the valve?

    Bookmark   December 16, 2012 at 12:34PM
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lazypup

The reason that I asked the previous question is that far too often homeowners change out the entire valve when all they really needed to do is clean the internal sediment screens.

Now I am sure that many will say they don't have screens but that is not true,,,,Code requires a sediment screen on the input side of a PRV.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2012 at 1:03PM
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randy427

On mine, the union fitting is on the OUTLET side. I don't know if they come the other way.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 4:10PM
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