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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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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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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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Why will my well pressure not go above 40 PSI even when I hold the pressure switch closed?

My well is probably 200' deep and is about 50' from the house. I have no idea what the pump HP is. I have tried different pressure switches and adjusted them up / down but I can never get more than ...
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Would five 19l pressure tanks in series work as well as one 95l pressure tank in a household well pump system?

This pressure tank is 19 litres and available for just a few dollars The weight is 4kg This one is a different brand and 100 litres The weight of the 100 litre tank is only 15.4kg. I believe both ...
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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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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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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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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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Gas line pressure testing, is there an acceptable limit for losses?

Last week I finished installing the gas home runs in a house I'm working on. Never really done this before, but I figured I'd take a shot at it since it was only 20 ft of pipe. Last Saturday, with ...
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How can I maintain pressure when adding bends to a gas line?

We are having a professional reroute a natural gas line. The existing black iron pipe is 1" and is in a wall we are removing. To re-route, we were advised by one contractor to increase pipe size ...
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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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What is the dry time where can you pressure test a DWV system after glueing?

I just pressure tested my system and found a leak in some old connections. So I removed them and added some piping. The dry time for use is 2 hours. Is it the same for pressure testing to 5psi?
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Why does water pressure spike when sprinkler is winterized?

We are getting spikes in water pressure, measured at the main feed to the house, starting yesterday when the outdoor sprinkler was shut and winterized. I have a backflow preventer that is tested ...
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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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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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Placement of air pressure tank with respect to outlet of the water pressure pump

Does the pressure tank need to be above the outlet of the pump on a household water pressure pump?
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How important to replace Furnace pressure switch with the one from the same manufacturer?

We have 2004 Furnace American Standard and Nest thermostat.When I turn heat on the Nest it starts the furnace but no heat comes from the vents. We called one local company and tech person came, spent ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is my 30/50 well presure switch not kicking on until 22psi?

We had a new well pump bladder tank and pressure switch installed in July to August. The water pressure switch is kicking on at about 22psi instead of 28psi, the off is still 50psi. Emptied the tank ...
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how strong is 4x6 Pressure Treated wood laid flat on top of drain rock?

I'm in the process of building a 60'x12' bocce ball court and need to create the borders. I'm debating between using 4x6 PT, stacked two tall on its widest side, or using 6x6. the layers would be as ...
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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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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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Boiler losing pressure overnight

so, i have an ideal logic combi boiler which although working seemingly well , the pressure drops to almost 0 when not use, mainly overnight. I do not need to re-pressurise the system as when i turn ...
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Can I switch the hot and cold water supply to improve the pressure of hot?

I have a very old house (built in 1903) with very old and corroded pipes. Because of the corrosion, the hot water pressure is fairly low (mostly in the shower) but cold water pressure is okay. I’m ...
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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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Filling a Viessmann Vitodens 100W that has dropped to minimum pressure

I have a Viessmann Vitodens 100-W that heats my house, and I presume delivers hot water too. I must confess I have been negligent, and never had it serviced. The unit is 8 years old. I will get 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Most efficient garden irrigation for rainbird kit?

I am using Rainbird brand irrigation kit to water my garden and am trying to find the optimal layout for the sprayers. The kit i bought connects from a standard garden hose to the 1/4" hose that ...
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Whole house filter/water softener affect water pressure?

Since moving in we have some issues with the water pressure in our house. I have adjusted the water pressure coming into the house and measured it at around 60psi (originally was set to around 35-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whirlpool Refrigerator water pressure low (not filter related)

This is a new issue. We do have a water filter system before going to the fridge, but it was not an issue for the last 4 years. Now, the water come out normal and then quickly restricts and goes ...
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