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Shower cuts off 2-3 minutes

We built our home about 34 years ago and we have a private well. For the last several years, we’ve experienced our water will shut off for 2-3 minutes in the entire home, then return to full flow. My ...
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Should I use push-to-connect fittings for PRV installation?

I have excessive water pressure and intend to install a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) on my 3/4" copper water line. While looking at PRVs I noticed that some products feature SkarkBite push to ...
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Is a transition from 1/2“ tubing to 1/4” and back causing low pressure?

I installed my RO system this weekend and I'm pretty excited. The water pressure seems low though. Not unbearably slow but much slower than before the system was put in. The system is 6 stage and ...
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Causes for toilets to self-flush due to water pressure issues

Hopefully I can convey my question properly. My townhome is about 20 yrs old (relatively new). It is two stories tall. I have 2 toilets upstairs and one toilet downstairs. This issue just started ...
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Cold Water Tap has High Pressure

Thanks for reading, I appreciate it. In my main floor bathroom, my cold water sink tap has incredibly high pressure. All other water sources in the house seem to have a normal operating pressure. ...
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Repair or replace a water pressure regulating valve?

The water pressure inside a property is low. The property obtains the water from a municipal water supplier. Staff from the supplier measured the incoming water pressure and reported it was within ...
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3 psi on main before drop to 1/2"

The psi on the main Mobile Home Park side is 3 This is before the from to 1/2" pipe leading into my homes main. The old pipe is galvanized, 3/4 to 1/2" I believe. In repiping all the water ...
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Low water pressure from tub spout after new cartridge and spout

I had very low water pressure coming out of my bathtub spout and the shower diverter was faulty so I removed the spout. The pressure was low coming out of the 1/2 inch copper pipe. I then replaced the ...
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Toilet does not flush, pressure is non-existant, it worked when first installed, what's up?

We have an American Standard toilet (I'm not sure of the exact model, but it looks something like that Champion 4). When first installed, it worked great and it was indeed a one flush device. ...
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water pressure regulator releasing a tiny bit of water

About a month ago i installed new water lines and a water pressure regulator. The supply pressure is ~95psi and the regulator drops it to ~50psi before it continues to the house and workshop in 1.5&...
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Pressure guage full of water and leaking

I have some DIY knowledge, but it falls somewhat flat when it comes to plumbing. I noticed there was a leak in the airing cupboard and tracked it down to this innocuous pressure guage. I have no idea ...
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Changing swing check valve for a Double Check Valve Backflow Preventer

I have a bad swing check valve and was thinking of replacing with a 3/4 Double Check Valve Backflow Preventer Assembly. The utility pressure is 10 PSI and is hard water. Since my current check valve ...
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Water leak under kitchen after shutting off / turning on water

I'm working on an older 1950's home and was looking to replace a shower diverter (related post of mine: Replacing shower diverter head). We turned the water off at the shutoff valve, did some work in ...
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How does a water mains booster pump work? Isn't the flow rate solely determined by what reaches the property in the first place?

When getting quotes for a boiler replacement, we've been recommended to install a mains booster pump (e.g., Salamander HomeBoost). We live in a 3rd story UK flat and currently get a dismal 5 l/min ...
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Cleaning swing check valve

I have a swing check valve that is between the water meter and the main ball valve. I have a water pressure booster and noticed that when no faucet is open in the house the pressure drops slowly, ...
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No hot water on high pressure shower head

I just moved into a new apartment. I noticed that the pressure in the shower is not optimal, but the hot & cold water work fine. After changing to a higher pressure shower head, the pressure is ...
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Water pressure high when first opening kitchen faucet then reduces dramatically when fully opening faucet

This just started happening today out of nowhere. When I open the kitchen faucet halfway the water pressure is ok. When I open the faucet fully the water pressure drops dramatically. Any ideas as to ...
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Water pressure problem - plumber tapped into kitchen hot/cold water line to add bathroom sink on other side of wall

I had a bathroom sink added to opposite side of kitchen where there's a sink/dishwasher. I think contractor hired a plumber who is unlicensed. He insists the guy is licensed but I've had too many ...
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Newly installed thermostatic mixer runs cold when shower head raised in height

I've installed a thermostatic mixer into my shower; unfortunately now when I raise the shower head height to above my head (or any useful height really) the water comes out cold. If I keep the shower ...
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Low pressure in shower after water main restrictor installed; what are my options?

Note: Lots of similar questions, but they mostly deal with either a sudden, unexplained drop in water pressure, or with water pressure that has always been low. In my case, the situation is as follows:...
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water pressure drops when irrigation system is turned on

I am using well water. The static pressure measured with the outside faucet is 60 psi. When irrigation system is turned on, the water coming out of all sprinkler heads in any zone is weak. I guess the ...
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Water supply slowly loses half pressure

Water pressure comes out of the faucets normal than drops to what seems 1/2 the flow. I put a pressure test on the outside faucet and when I turn it on, it jumps between 60-70. After that it slowly ...
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Check valve for high pressure water flow

For irrigation, we have about more than 50000 L of large tank and the outlet of 2 inches (thick red - high pressure) goes through the ground for drip irrigation. Now I need another small tank of 200 L ...
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How to construct safe safer waterfalls for baby fish? [closed]

I am building a large pond comprising three separate pools and two waterfalls. The waterfalls comprise a brick wall, with the top row of bricks removed, so that water flows over the area with absent ...
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“Looping” the plumbing in a master bath

Background: Sorry for the long explanation, but I think it's worth providing everything up front. We are remodeling the upstairs master bathroom. Due to some nasty floor joists I've already had to ...
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Does my PRV need to be replaced?

What is an acceptable pressure drop when a faucet is opened, if the PRV is functioning correctly and all the pipes are sized right? I have a 1.25” supply transitioning to a 1” and then splitting into ...
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Can flow rate (or pressure) at the end increase if the diameter of pipe increased and then gradually reduced along the way?

We have a water tank that's just 6.5 - 7 ft above ground level. The length of the pipe from water tank to sink tap would be around 25 ft. Output from water tank is an 1.5 inch pipe which then reduced ...
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Water filter setup - 1 1/4 inch pipe to 3/4

My house runs on well water and the main pipe that leaves the pressure tank is 1-1/4" copper. I am looking at installing a spin down filter and regular water filter for the whole house. My ...
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High Water Pressure After Rebuilding the Regulator

My house is in the hills; the water coming in from the city is 170psi. I have a Wilkins 600XL regulator that was installed about 10 years ago. Over the last year or so we have been getting high-...
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How to build watertight containers that keep water out even if it is fully submerged? [duplicate]

Examples of appliances I want to protect are: monitors, computers, and printers. I have looked everywhere and I cannot find a solution where I can simply buy a box in the market. These are often times ...
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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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Getting pressurized water from old irrigation well system

We bought an old vineyard that has an existing well & irrigation system. There is a 3" pipe that comes up from the well at an angle. This leads into a vertical pipe which has a screen which ...
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Does 62 PSI water pressure with spikes of 82 PSI necessitate a water pressure valve (for a new hybrid hot water tank)?

After two days of observation of our water pressure (using a test gauge), the normal water pressure is typically between 61 and 63 PSI, with 62 being the most common reading. Peak-pressure readings ...
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Any special precautions when turning off water to a property?

When turning off incoming pressurized fresh water to a property for a few hours during non-freezing conditions, are there any special precautions that need to be taken? Specifically, is there anything ...
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Can I connect two soaker hoses with a normal garden hose in between?

I recently bought this soaker hose kit for a couple of garden beds. In one section of the garden I have two beds with space in between. Is it possible to connect two stretches of soaker hose with a ...
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Will water tank pressure vary by tank platform height?

We have a water tank (1000 liters) in our slab with extra 5 feet height and want to connect another tank of same quantity in slab(no extra height), like this: Water pump input > tank1 > tank2 &...
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Looking for advice on sprinkler system anti-siphon valve placement

I'm looking to install my own sprinkler system in my backyard and I'd love some advice. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to do, a picture of a water valve (to be replaced by a T and a shut off ...
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Why is my Water Heater Leaking only when I open the Pressure valve?

I woke up today to a full drip pan under the gas water heater and my utility room slowly flooding with water. Of course the drip pan was never connected to a drain and overflowing. After shutting ...
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Sealing a water pipe leak with hardening compound without disassembly

I would like to seal a threaded fitting without disassembly. In the past, I have used some kind of hardening substance that could be used to stop leaks on water pipes. This is, of course, not "...
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is it possible to have a unstable water pressure?

I had my bathroom sink valves replaced by brand new shut-off valves. Since this replacement, I started noticing pools of water just under the shut-off valves. What interesting is: most of times I ...
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Low water pressure locating regulator

Replaced shower faucet. Now whole house lost water pressure. Replaced the main didnt fix it. 80psi on water gage but when two things running pressure drops completely. Plummer told me to replace ...
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Automating water to flow through one of two paths

I would like to have one valve to run water flow in exactly one of two different paths. I realize this could be done easily with two valves (split the flow, then close one of valves and open the ...
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Low water pressure at reverse osmosis tap after running fridge dispenser

I was replacing the air filter in my fridge and decided to install a water filter while I was at it ( it came with the air filter ). I ran roughly 2 gallons of water through the dispenser after ...
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Shower runs cold, then hot, then cold. Faucet in same bathroom runs hot after shower

The 50 gallon gas water heater is on the first floor. Water pressure coming into the house is roughly 40 psi. On the second floor the kitchen and bathroom faucets are cold when turned on. I mention it,...
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Hot Water Pressure low on 3 faucets

I have 3 faucets, 1 on the main floor, and 2 in a bathroom directly above it, that have very low water pressure only from the hot water side. The bathtub in the same upstairs bathroom has great hot ...
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No water from the faucet

I have checked the circuit breaker and it is good. The sub pump is running alot because our basement flooded. The water pressure tank shows 70 psi and is covered in poop and water. We have no water ...
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Water flow/pressure drop

When I was installing a tankless water heater in a new location - I decided to replace my 1/2 copper with 3/4 pex as part of the project. However, after turning on the water back on if more than one ...
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Well water pressure drops after very little use time

Purchased my home 8 months ago and one of the first things I did was replace the pressure tank, switch, and water softener, and added a new filtration system. Everything was running fine, but overall ...
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Water pressure in bathroom sink

Wondering why the cold water comes out with full pressure but warm is at 1/4 of the pressure? What are all the things I can check?
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Thermostatic control of an unmanaged energy source to supply hot water cylinder

I have a solid wood burner that contains a heat exchanger. There is no guarantee that the combustion can be regulated. This heat exchanger feeds a loop that acts as the source heat exchanger in a hot ...

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