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The pressure in the tubing will be lower if there is an open-end or slightly-open-end. If the supplying valve is a normal tap (i.e. not a ball valve) that pressure is even lower, because usually the center hole of the tap is smaller than the outgoing tubing. When you close the hole, the pressure increases measurably, because the outflow that mitigated the ...


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No. It will not affect it. think of it like this, your softener's distributor tube is naturally 3/4" pvc or also known as 1.05" OD. So no matter what size your house pipe is, it will be reduced at the softener. It's a short distributor tube and the difference between a 1" and a 3/4" is very minimal.


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Municipal Water systems require a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV). It is not recommended to have the house psi above 90. 70 is the norm in most municipal systems. An expansion tank is needed if there is a check valve installed on the in line. If there is a water meter, there is an excellent chance of one being installed. Many water utilities mandate check ...


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A pressure tank system would largely resolve the issue, if correctly sized, and if the rest of the plumbing in the house was larger than 1/2". Unfortunately if the main is only 1/2, then it's likely that the rest of your house is also plumbed at 1/2", which means that even with creative placement of the pressure tank you'll still likely have the problem. ...


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Running 3/4" piping from the 1/2" feed will slightly decrease the pressure loss, meaning you'll get more pressure at your fixtures, but the difference will probably be very small. Most of the pressure loss will have already occurred in the 1/2" line before it reaches your house. So, it will help some, but how much will depend on how long the run is ...


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Flow resistance, like electrical resistance, increases with conductor length. If you are going a long way (say, over 50 meters) you will get better flow by running a larger pipe. The volume is a non-issue - (static) pressure won't go down even if you install one of those giant green gas storage containers in the yard. In no case will you get more flow than ...



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