# Flow in parallel paths after pressure regulator

Consider the following:

                               /‾‾ Valve --- Watering hose
Pump --- Pressure regulator ------ Valve --- Watering hose
\__ Valve --- Watering hose


A pump generating an arbitrary pressure and a pressure regulator to curb it at 1.5 bar. After the regulator we have three valves in parallel.

If I close one of the valves partially or completely will the volume flowing through the other two valves change? I hope that the pressure regulator would compensate closing/opening valves by keeping the pressure constant but I'm not sure.

Background is a watering solution in gardening. I aim to decouple several strands of watering hose so they can be adjusted independently.

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