Questions tagged [water-meter]

A device used to measure water usage.

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Single water meter in condo building?

Trying to understand the set up (both physically & from a charge-for-usage perspective) of the water meter in my condo building. As far as I can tell, this appears to be a single usage meter, with ...
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How to read hot water meter which has become unreadable?

Our hot water meter (picture attached) has for the past year been unreadable due to what to me appears to be condensation or steaming under the clear plastic that is covering the meter (though this is ...
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Main water supply's grounding wires

I am confused about the house's main water supply grounding wires and the purpose. From here I read the following: A jumper ground wire at the water meter is am important safety device that should ...
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How do I identify & fix a hammering noise when I flush the toilet?

I have a 3-story house with two 10-year old toilet bowls. Both bowls have a somewhat weak flush, but still work fine, though often the bowl needs plunging. Just recently, I started hearing a ...
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Water shut off valve and backflow preventer

I'm a new member here. I'm here to learn how to do DIY plumbing work.  How does my home's main water supply valve, backflow preventer, and Potter switch work?  Image 1. The Main water line enters the ...
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low gallons per minute from main water supply

Our house (built 1953) has galvanized piping for the cold and copper for the hot water supply lines. We had good water pressure (85 psi), but low flow (2.5 gpm). I had a plumber replace the ...
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What is round box near water meter

What is round box near my water meter? I'm trying to increase the water pressure to my house, which was built in 2019. I know that the water pressure is lowered to my house and sometimes there's a ...
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Water meter leak indicator moves once in a while

What is driving me a bit not sure recently is that the water meter leak indicator sometimes can move a bit over a long period (say an hour or a few hours). My water meter is a Procoder meter same as ...
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Water Meter Suggestion for someone on well water? [closed]

I am installing an underground waterline for irrigation by tapping into the home water line. Since I have well water I don't have a water meter. However, I would like to install a simple but ...
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Is my water meter or prv causing whine, and how do I fix it?

I'm getting really loud whine whenever I turn on a faucet at full blast. I've narrowed it down to one of the two pictured components but I can't tell which of them is causing it. The whine doesn't ...
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Would Replacing an Existing 3/4" Water Main Line with 1" Improve Overall Volume/Flow to House (GPM)

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 ...
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Properly fill small sinkhole near meter vault

I've got a very small sinkhole that has developed between my driveway and my water meter vault/box. The hole is about 20 inches deep and has actually eroded the soil deep enough that it goes ...
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How do I measure the discharge from a Sump Pump?

My sump generates a lot of output during some weeks. Enough that I need a better plan than dumping into the grass and gravel driveway downslope from the house. My first step in improving my driveway ...
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Will it affect the water pressure if a 3/4" meter is installed on a 1 1/2" water line?

We have a 1.5" water main line coming into our house (inside the house piping is 3/4" or less). We are on a small private water district and the administrator of the well district wants to put in a ...
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