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I had the same issue. Knocking coming from my master bathroom sink and when I flushed the toilet along with the shower. After checking out a couple of blogs I decided to replace my shower cartridge. I had a delco universal one in there. After installing the Delta cartridge made before 2006 the knocking went away.


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Your pressure drop issue is really a problem with flow capacity. You will not be changing or improving the flow capacity of your main house's plumbing system by tying in that 1/2" line from the guest house and will likely see zero improvement by doing so. You would be better off trying other things: Install low-flow water saving shower heads (this will help ...


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The interval is certainly suspicious and as Jimmy's answer suggests, it could be something external. You might consider asking your neighbours if they experience anything similar to determine if it's isolated to your home or not. I would also recommend looking to see if you have a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) installed. They usually look something like ...


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Many homes suffer from low pressure/flow issues for various reasons. This regular drop in pressure/flow seems to indicate an external problem, such as a large water user (commercial or industrial) using water from your water main line for some automated process. Also, check with your water distribution entity to see if they have changed the way they ...


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You've basically got it. Garden hose under low-to-no pressure is VERY sensitive to any dips and will stop flowing. I have personally run into this problem with dehumidifiers that have a hose drain on the outlet, where the hoses were extremely sensitive to how they were arranged, or they would just not flow. You also run into this when trying to start a ...


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Could be a clump of solder is in the pipe. I had the same problem recently and ran the shower for a while without the shower head. I never found anything but the problem went away. Maybe it was a glob of flux that finally dissolved.



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