I come here with a question since the plumber from a company that I called earlier this week gave me conflicting information compared to what I've read online.
I've purchased a house last year and I am looking to do some improvements on the plumbing of the house. I am planning on doing the whole house in PEX A later on this year, which I am confortable doing, but I dont want to mess with anything without making sure my connection to the main line is safe and trust worthy.
Note I am currently in Lyndhurst NJ.
Currently I have the following setup coming from the street:
Before I do anything on the house I would like to hire a company to remove that elbow that reduces my 1in pipe to 3/4in right before the meter.
I understand that the meter would need to be changed (looked up the price and it's not too bad).
So now to the part I didn't fully understand from the company, they were saying that if I removed that elbow I would have a higher pressure on the house and that would likely be a problem.
I dont see why I couldn't just have the meter, a ball valve and then a pressure reducer for the rest of the house. My goal isn't to redo the whole house now, it's just so that I have more flow to be able to use the sprinklers and take a shower, or use multiple things at the same time.
Can anyone help me understand a little bit better what this plumber was talking about or if my theory here is correct that there would be no problems.
Here is also a picture of the actual setup: