After my own inspection and talking to the utility company I have the following:
- The meter (near the road) is
5/8" x 3/4". From what the water company told me - this is the most commonly installed size service in this area.
- There is approximately
3/4"PEX coming off the meter to my house where it connects to a
3/4"copper trunk line. (The first
100ftor so is PVC and the rest is PEX that I installed recently to replace a section of galvanized, corroded pipe.)
- My hose bibs which are fed from
1/2"branch lines (and before a PRV) measure approximately
5.2 GPM @ 70 PSI(tested with a flow gauge and pressure gauge at the bib w/ no other fixtures in the house being on)
My questions are:
5.2 GPMseem pretty low? It seems barely adequate to get spray things clean at times. It barely seems able to feed my pressure washer at times.
- Would changing that
180ftmain line with
I've inquired with the utility about the cost of changing my meter to
1" as well. That would be pretty costly but not crazy (around
Thanks in advance for any guidance.