One end of my house has great water pressure. This includes 2 baths downstairs. The water heater for this end is in the attic above the master bathroom. No problem there.
On the other end of the house, the water pressure is very low. That end has the kitchen, a full bath upstairs, a half bath down, a washer, and a dishwasher. The water heater for this end is upstairs adjacent to the full bath. When one is running water on this end of the house, the other faucets on this end will have only a slow, small stream. This is true of both hot and cold water. (This does not impact the good pressure end of the house.) When water is running in the kitchen end (low pressure) there is an audible noise like water flowing in the attic near the water heater that feeds the good end (normal pressure) of the house. I thought it had to do with that water heater since it sounds like it is actually in the water heater. I had a plumber check it out. He thought something was stuck in the water heater pipes. He replaced all the piping on top of both water heaters. No help.
I ran a garden hose from an outside faucet at the good end of the house to an outside faucet on the bad end. The hot and cold pressure became normal inside the house at the bad pressure end! What possibly causes this pressure problem, and how can it be fixed? Is it proper to add a separate line from one pipe in the good end and feed water into the bad end at some point – say into the water line at the half bath?