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How does water flow through my water heater and up to the top floor without a pump?

My house has a gas based water heater(geyser) on the outside. The plumber has connected it such that without the use of electric pump, just through pressure alone, hot water reaches the 1st and 2nd ...
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Water pressure changed after new trailer installed [closed]

I never had water pressure problems in my old trailer but when I got a new trailer I can't use the washer and do dishes in the sink at the same time. There is on a drip of water coming out of the ...
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Depressurized pressure tank - how to pressurize again

We have a freshwater bore and I recently replaced the very old pump with a 1hp Pentax pump and Trevoli 18 litre pressure tank system. For reasons I won't go into, the pressure tank has lost its ...
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Why did we lose water pressure after cleaning well pump?

After we had our pump cleaned out, all the water pressure in the house (shower, bathroom sink, kitchen sink, etc) has gotten worse than it was before the cleaning. I called someone to service our ...
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Valiant Boiler - 3 months old

In September I had a Valiant boiler fitted in my 2 bedroom house. It hasn’t worked properly ever since. Every time I put the heating on my pressure drops from 1.5 to 0.3 bars and I get the spanner ...
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Is a tank less water heater a bad choice for a house with low water flow?

We are thinking of replacing our current natural gas tank water heater by a high efficiency tank less heater. However we have a water main issue, the house is from 1930 and the main is partially ...
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Well pressure gauge reads 0 PSI

So to begin, we have a deep submersible well pump. We noticed that our water pressure was getting weaker and weaker. At first I believe it was because of the well house not being properly insulated ...
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What happens if I have two water heaters and one's over-pressure relief valve fails?

If I have two water heaters with pressure relief valves and one heater miserably fails (ie over-pressure relief valve becomes "stuck close" and boiler also works at 100% duty cycle due to, for example,...
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Low water pressure in shower after turning off main

Had a bad drip in shower. Two handle shower replaced little rubber rings. Turned water back on and the shower barely comes out but all other sinks in the house seem to have plenty of pressure. Is ...
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Water pressure issues

I've been seeing some strange water pressure in my house, nothing has changed recently. I had always seen the pressure coming out hard at first, after the water heater had been running, but the ...
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water heater - flow problem

got a new 3 liter instant water heater installed. When the heater is off, water flow is normal. When it is on, about one liter or so hot water flows and then there is no water. What might be the ...
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Shower flow rate is low after replacing cartridges

PLEASE HELP!!! My plumber replaced both GP77759 and GP500520 Kohler shower cartridges and now the water flow rate in the showers is very low. The flow rate was excellent prior to him simply replacing ...
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What Automatic Transfer Switch can switch between parallel sources without a priority setting so as to run a well pump from either of two homes?

We have two homes sharing a single well. The other homeowner and I want to change our water system so that we each have our own Pressure Tank and we can each run the well pump with power from our own ...
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Solar powered water pump

I have really low water pressure in my home at about 15 PSI and sometimes even 0. I already have a check valve on my main 3/4" line from the water meter. Since electricity is pretty expensive where I ...
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Where to install a water conditioner?

I want to install a water conditioner for the purpose of minimizing the sticking of minerals to the faucets and a shower glass. From what I read a catalytic water conditioner will do the job. I will ...
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Pressurizing thermal store tank

I have a 300L Akvaterm thermal store. Over the past 12 months it has lost a little pressure. I want to top-up the water level in there to restore the pressure to its original 1 bar level. There are ...
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Is this water pressure tank gauge working?

I feel like our pressure tank is running constantly lately. I just took a look at it and am puzzled by the gauge on the side. This isn't zero - it's maxed out. Broken? ..or is there a bomb growing ...
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Can I leave a garden hose under pressure for long periods of time? [duplicate]

Is it okay to leave the water pressure on using a garden hose and turn the water off by just the sprinkle nozzle? My water faucet is difficult to get to.
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Wire adjacent to water line.

In redoing the house I'm working on (to live in) I've finally gotten to the point to start Plumbing. The house has not had running water in at least a couple of years. I was going to replace the ...
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SquidGee Dry System to prevent water seepage in basement?

One of the rooms in my basement has water seepage shown in the following: Some work has been done to patch the honey combs. Due to limited budget, I can only do interior waterproofing. I plan on ...
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Water hammer, PRV, and safe water pressure at water heater

Our main water line into the house was making a loud whining noise whenever a shower was on, so we had a plumber come out and they decided to replace the PRV (which appeared original to the 1970's ...
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Adding whole home water filter to the main water line line

I would like to install a whole home water filter just after the water tank. The line coming out of the tank to the rest of the house is 3/4in pex. The filter systems that I have looked at so far are ...
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Well pump runs 15 seconds then off for 105 seconds until pressure is full.

Well is 165 feet deep according to county records. Well pump is approximately 100 feet deep (string and plumb bob so it's approximate at best). New pressure switch 40/60. Tank drained and aired up to ...
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Help with hiring pressure washing service

I need to get my 2400 sq.ft., 2-story house pressure washed, and had a few services visit the house to provide quotes. The quotes are widely different so I need some advice to decide. Service A said ...
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should I rework this 3/4“ main water line into 1/2” branch circuits?

The main water line into my house is 3/4". It then sizes down to 1/2" for the distribution throughout the house. I am wondering about the transition from 3/4" to 1/2" - what is the right way for that ...
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Find a Water Pump for Clothes Washer

I'm trying to run a front load He Samsung washer (13 gallons water per wash) with water from a 18gal tub sitting on top of it. This is not enough pressure to get the water to work. It needs a minimum ...
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Water pressure drops bad when using 2 appliances

Just bought a house. When using more than one anything in the house, the water pressure drops significantly. For exmaple: flush the toilet. While it's filling back up, the sink will just trickle ...
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Two water tanks at different levels to same output

The requirement here is something related with harvested rain water which is stored in one tank and fresh water stored at a higher level. The building in consideration would have 2 levels and upper ...
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Does the pressure valve on the wall need to replaced

Hi I just got my hot water tank replaced and the repair man said that the water pressure was to strong and that I need replace the pressure valve. And that the part costs $500. Is this true or am I ...
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Burcam 506532ss booster pump pressure too high

New user here. Hope someone can help. I just installed a Burcam 506532ss Water Pressure Boost Pump to help with my municipal water pressure. Example: Burcam 506532ss Water Pressure Boost Pump (...
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Well pump wont stop running

Well pump runs non-stop shows zero pressure replace pressure switch no change - still l have pressure on the house. Just can't figure out why the it is running all the time?
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Sink pressure increases after turning water off and on again?

The water pressure in my kitchen sink is usually low when I first turn it on, but if I turn it off an on again, the water pressure increases. Subsequent attempts to turn it on and off do not alter the ...
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Irrigation pressure vacuum assembly leaking

I am trying to dewinterize my sprinkler system the first time in a home we moved into. After turning on the water to it from the basement, the pressure vacuum assembly just outside the house was ...
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Installing a water pressure booster -will that put more stress on my house's plumbing?

If two taps are opened at the same time on the main floor or if one is opened on the main floor and one on the lower floor the water pressure seems to be insufficient for both taps. The house is a ...
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Repressurising baxi duo tec 2 28ga combi boiler?

I have a towel radiator that really needs bleeding however I'm concerned that my boiler is going to need repressurising after bleeding. Most tutorials I have seen have had 2 blue taps that you need to ...
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Boiler Combi 24 pressure indicator always point to 0

I have a Boiler Combi 24 (UK) and this morning I just noticed that the pressure indicator is pointing to 0. However everything is working fine, I have heating and hot water. Usually when the ...
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Will an expansion tank and water pressure regulator work over periods of non-use?

I have high water pressure coming into my house (~110psi) and a backflow preventer at the source. I do not currently have a pressure regulator or an expansion tank installed, though I'm considering ...
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New Pressure Tank Woes

I have a new pressure tank (WX-202) and don't think it's set up properly. Set at 40/60, I should have a drawdown of 5.4 gallons according to spec. I'm getting about 3.5 gallons before the pump kicks ...
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Drawdown Factor and Boyle's Law

Yesterday I posted a question concerning a pressure tank and Boyle's Law. I understand the concept of P1×V1=P2×V2. Now, there is a website claiming to use Boyle's Law to determine the drawdown of a ...
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Low Ice Maker Water Line Pressure

I've been puzzling over the problem for a couple of hours now, where my fridge has very low water pressure at the outlet of the ice maker supply line. The line is 1/4 in copper and uses a 1/4 ...
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Very slow leak out of main line at elbow out of concrete

So at the top of that 90 elbow it is a very slow leak and into the concrete is another slow leak off same elbow... I tried soldering but it just falls right off/breaks even when it becomes a molten ...
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What type of valve optimizes water pressure in new low-flow showerheads?

We are installing a shower with a handheld and a fixed showerhead fed by 1/2 inch pipe. Available valve systems are either: A single function thermostatic valve, rated at 10.0 gpm, with separate ...
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Can I install water filters in parallel to abate pressure loss?

I'm considering adding a whole house filtration system. I know these have flow limits and cost pressure. If I installed two in parallel would that abate the pressure and flow drops?
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well pressure tank losing pressure

My well pressure tank has this symptom... Tank cycles about every 4 minutes without any water running. checked the pressure and it is where it should be. In between cycles I can see the pressure dial ...
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Franke Ascona kitchen tap dripping with intermittent flow

My Franke Ascona kitchen tap (only 2.5 yrs old) recently started dripping from the faucet. Pretty sure it’s the hot side that’s dripping as water is tepid or room temp rather than ice cold. Dismantled ...
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What size RPBP/RPZ should I use for a 3/4" city water meter?

A friend has a 3/4" (0.75") water meter at their 1.3 ac property. We want to do some fertigation with their irrigation so we're looking at a Reduced Pressure Backflow Preventer. The main line for the ...
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Cold water only dribbling from faucet

i have a cascade style (water runs over top of faucet) faucet in bathroom. It's only a few months old and cold water was fine at beginning but has gone down to a dribble. Other cold taps are okay. Can ...
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low water pressure in house caused by hot water tank coming off main before cold?

We bought our house a couple of years ago and it is old and was previously divided into 4 apartments. It had two water tanks installed and we had one of them removed and we also had a plumber do a ...
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Intermittent Water Pressure on a Well

Bought a house 6 months ago. It has a well, the water pressure was never amazing but it was fine. Last week it started to get bad so I checked the well pressure. The switch was designed for 40/60 but ...
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Any ideas why my shower pressure suddenly dropped?

Our shower used to have great water pressure, as does all the taps/faucets in the house, but recently it just went down to a trickle. Some initial googling suggested it was most likely a blockage in ...