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Inside house water pressure drops when sprinkler is on

We have a well which is supplying water to the house and sprinkler system. Before water enters the house, there is a water softener. The sprinkler system does not use treated water, so it is not ...
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how far can a water pressure regulator be adjusted

I need to adjust water pressure counter clockwise to reduce incoming water pressure to home. My question is, how far can the bolt be adjusted counter clockwise and will the bolt come off if I adjust ...
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How long is it safe to wait for my well pump to gains enough pressure?

I just need to know like how long would it be safe to wait before I should go turn it off as I don't want it to be damaged and I also know that it does need to gain pressure. I opened the valve to ...
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Low water pressure throughout house after adding outdoor spigot

Plumber added a hose spigot outside off the kitchen. Afterwards, the pressure for all the sinks and showers was off or low. He came back, ran all taps open at once, and cleared debris from aerators, ...
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Hot water pressure won’t come back. Cold water is fine

So I had to remove the cartridge from my shower. I shut off the main valve on top the water heater but couldn’t figure out why it didn’t stop the cold water. I eventually had to go outside and open ...
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When well pressure gets below 60 psi, pressure drops and well kicks on

When I installed the new pressure switch about a year ago it was set a bit low with the pump turning on at 25 psi and off at 50 psi (I was aiming for 30/60). I just went out there and the pressure ...
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New Pressure water tank

I replaced my old tank with a new 86-gallon tank. Also replaced pressure switch 30/50. Not getting any water in the house. What might be the cause of this. Also Checked the control box to make sure it ...
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Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve Leaking

As it got cold outside (not sure if this has anything to do with it), water heater pressure relief valve started dripping water after long hot showers. Trying to figure out if it's just the valve ...
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Pressure vacuum breaker noise

I have a 6 zone sprinkler system about 6 years old. Two zones are just shrubs and bushes using dribblers. The other 4 have pop ups. When a pop up zone is runner the pressure vacuum breaker makes a ...
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Connecting Amana Furnace Pressure Switch

Hello fellow DIY'ers, I had to turn on the heating for the first time this season, our Amana gas furnace didn't stay lit for more than ~7 seconds. I did some research online, ended up cleaning the ...
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Goodman MEC961 furnace glowing but not fully igniting. Suspected pressure issues

I have a a Goodman GMEC961004CN. Propane 100,000 BTU two stage furnace. I went to fire it up, and we got lots of air and no heat coming out of it. I checked the board and we had 7 red blinks. The ...
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Help removing Pressure Balance valve

I need some assistance. I’m replacing a American Standard Pressure balance valve from shower/tub handle. I removed all the parts to valve but the valve is stuck in there and won’t come Out. I used ...
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Effect on water pressure of reducing pipe size

I have a lake pump that uses 1.5 inch pvc to deliver water 100 ft then the last two feet it reduces to a 3/4 pipe with a bib faucet. Am I losing water pressure, gaining or no difference with the ...
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New well pump, and foot valve and suction line

Ok to explain alittle, our well pump went out... I replaced pump... then the foot valve clogged and sucked the suction line flat causing it to fall off... and suck air... I then replaced foot valve ...
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Why does my well pump pressure intermittently drop to 0?

Situation: Three homes share one 2500 gal water tank 'main'. It's been that way for the 16 years we've lived here. In the past we've had some, but not many problems [broken main at someones residence /...
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Water pressure spikes inside home

It started with hammering in the master bath toilet when water would start to fill tank. Checked pressure coming into home and it was 120. Had PRV replaced to get pressure down. Now the pressure ...
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New pump, same problems

Saturday my father and I replaced our well pump as it had gone bad earlier in the week as well as the pressure switch. Today we lost water again. We have a 3/4 hp well pump as well as a 40/60 pressure ...
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Why isn't my new pressure tank filling?

I replaced the pressure tank as the old one wouldn’t hold air. The new one was changed to 38 lbs. so I lowered it to 28 to match the power controller of 30/50. There was low pressure before I change ...
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Water pressure issue when 2 sources running

In our house, if 1 water source is being used it works. But if the horse buckets are being filled (outdoor spigot) all you get is air sound on any other fixture. Even if you try and use hot water (...
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Why is the water pressure in my condo pulsing?

In the condo where I live cold water pulsates (swiftly drops) with a period of 10 seconds (so when showering the temperature increases by the same pattern). What could be the cause?
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Why is my shallow well pump cycling on and off after tanks were emptied?

We have a Gould JRS5 shallow well jet pump. Our water tanks were emptied for cleaning. Now that we have refilled them and turned the water pump back on, it cycles on and off continually. Water ...
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Is this temperature and pressure release piping up to code?

I just finished installing this Rennai natural gas tankless heater yesterday, and it's working well. My only question is I'm wondering that if I ever get it inspected, will this T&P release piping ...
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Why is my well pump overpressurizing?

I have a Franklin 3/4 hp submersible pump 100’ deep in my 5” well bore. I just replaced it as it was showing a consistent overload light on my pump controller. I made sure to test it after I pulled it ...
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Temperature Pressure Release (TPR) Valve Leaking

Check out the evolution of my saga with my water pressure and my water heater here: Water Pressure Regulator not regulating after rebuild And here: High water pressure when gauge is not observed Never ...
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High water pressure when gauge is not observed

I just installed a new water pressure regulator as documented in Water Pressure Regulator not regulating after rebuild. I left the pressure gauge attached to a hose bib with the faucet turned on so I ...
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Does a gas pressure test lose pressure without leaks?

Context I am adding one branch with two sub-branches to my gas line to supply a fireplace and a range stove. I am testing the branch for leaks. I have a cap on one side of the branch, a valve shut off ...
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How can I fix a water pressure problem on one end of the house?

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 ...
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How do I identify my well water pressure issue?

I noticed my washer wasn't get much water pressure so I took the screen off the hose and cleaned it and now the pressure is great. The problem now is every time I use my washer, halfway through ...
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Boiler pressure goes up over time

I recently moved into a house which has a really old natural gas fired hot water boiler (repco) The pressure on the gauge goes up to 40-50psi if I don’t manually let out some water from one of the ...
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Viessmann Vitodens water temperature and pressure are inconsistent [closed]

We have a five year old Viessman Vitodens 100-W. We have noticed that this year the temperature of the hot water is not behaving as it consistently did before. There is an issue especially with the ...
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Inducer fan is running but the control board doesn't see it

My Armstrong 51HWC183A-3B furnace is giving me 2 blinks as an error message. According to the manual, the error means: Pressure switch closed while inducer not running The problem that the inducer ...
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Radon suction vs pressurization

Normal radon mitigation sucks out the air from underneath a house's foundation. What if I ran the fan in reverse to blow this same air outward instead of sucking it upward? It seems either direction ...
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Instant drop in pressure at pressure tank

I have an 80 gallon pressure tank and my pressure switch is set to 52/72. When I try to fill a 250 gallon tank with a 3/4 garden hose, there’s an instant pressure drop when pressure hits 40 psi I’m ...
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Is my shower dripping because several toilets are shut off?

I turned off water to two of the three toilets in my house because they started leaking. By doing this, does this affect water pressure in say the shower? The one toilet has been off for a year and no ...
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Hot water works only 10% of the time in kitchen faucet, works fine in other sinks

My kitchen sink hot water works inconsistently and mainly doles out cold water. However, if I turn the hot water in the bathroom sink the hot water starts working in the kitchen sink so I’ve just been ...
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Increase pressure on. Vitodens 200w boiler

I have a vitodens 200-w boiler with 4 zones. The pressure gauge reads 0 so no heat. I can hear water flowing through the pipes. How do I increase the pressure? Or do I need to call a repair company? I ...
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Adding hookups for Propane Grill & Portable Generator

I have a 400 gal. propane tank buried in the yard that serves the house furnace & hwh. According to our propane supplier, the 1st stage regulator at the tank outputs 10psi. From the tank, it runs ...
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can i change the differential to 10 psi on a well p/s to make it cut in at 10 psi and cut out at 20 psi

I set my new pump at appt 190'in a appt. 200' hole,the mfg performance sheet said i should get 19 psi& 8.9 gpm. At 197'. at 190' I get appt. 21 psi & appt.10 gpm , I set my bladder tank at 8 ...
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PSI charge for an already installed expansion tank

I have a five gallon expansion tank installed for a 75 gallon water heater. After about a year, starting to get some 'singing'in the system. Wondering if there is a way to check and top off pressure ...
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Natural gas fire pit

My plumber piped a 1" gas line from my home to our fire pit. Its a 300k btu burner. The kit cam with a gas valve, 2 tee's some fittings and 2 gas lines. The plumber only used one line from the ...
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A/C air handler in Attic duct runs

I’ve noticed that all of my ducts in the house have great air flow where I can easily hear the air flowing from the vent. There is one room that doesn’t have good pressure and I can tell the room ...
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Pulling air in my well bladder

I've shut everything off and drained the water trying to add air with sun joe air compressor it gets about 11.5 the gun overheats by the time it cools off down to 7. Is my pressure tank leaking air ...
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Well Pressure Switch Slipping from Original Setting

I have a ~600-foot well that provides water to my house. About a year ago, I adjusted the pressure switch to increase the water pressure in my home. It was set to 20/40 (Cut-in/Cut-out), which was ...
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Water from pump does not always reach roof tanks

Some mornings I go up to the roof of our building, open the lid of the water tanks, press down on the floating ball which opens the valve but see no water coming up. The same occurs for all 7 tanks (...
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New Gas Water Heater Installation

I had a brand new water heater installed back in February but by the end of May, I had water gushing out the side of my house and the plumbing company is telling me it is the temperature and pressure ...
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Sounds like a motor running in my wall when the water is running

I’m in desperate need of advice. I started having a vibration in my pipes that sounded like a motor in my wall any time any water was running in my house. I checked the pressure and realized my ...
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Shallow well jet pump heated up, now low pressure

First of all, I have to say that I am a beginner, so please excuse inaccuracies. I'll try to describe as much as possible, so you can get a better sense of the situation. I have a shallow well to get ...
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Condensate Pump For Water Heater?

I just learned that my water heater can release water onto the floor via a pressure relief valve. I've cleaned up the mess (the valve is working fine, I just didn't notice the tiny cup previous ...
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Deep well water tank leaking from gauge

Why is it leaking here and how can I fix it?
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Can home water pressure be measured at the expansion tank?

I currently do not have a pressure gauge that fits an outdoor bib but I do have a tire pressure gauge. If I check the pressure at the Schrader valve assuming the system is pressurized, will that give ...
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