A few days ago water started leaking from the PRV. It was leaking from the seat and from the side where the discharge pipe is connected via a 15mm tap connector. The tap connector is not 90 degrees and looks like its had the end hacked off and then been connected to some orange vacuum hose which in turn is connected to some more copper that exits the wall outside.
I notice that there is a lot of play where the PRV connects. It is held in
place by a 'hair clip' but there is movement in all directions: vertical, horizontal
Is a fitting with this much play water tight and should the discharge pipe not be all copper? If it is all copper does this not add stress to,
what appears to be, a very flimsy connection. There doesn't seem to be anywhere to add a pipe support if/when the discharge pipe run is corrected.
A new PRV is all plastic. Whereas the old brass fitting had a red cap that had
a rotation arrow on it and a spring inside that was activated to release
water pressure. I can't see how the new one works. The red cap is fixed solid.