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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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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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What is the function of the metal mesh in the rubber grommet for the showerhead?

Our previous showerhead literally came apart in my hands, so I bought and installed a new one today. The first grommet connecting the ball joint to the shower pipe has a metal mesh disc in the middle....
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Can I use a gauge designed for measuring air pressure to measure water pressure?

Looking around at the local home improvement center for a water pressure gauge, and all they seem to have is a gauge with 3/4" FGHT (Female Garden Hose Thread). Of course I could get a bunch of ...
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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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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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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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How can house hot water pressure be kept stable if more than one hot tap is open?

We have a Vaillant Ecotec combi boiler in the loft. When showering, hot water pressure is fine. But if someone opens any other hot tap in the house, it massively reduces the hot water coming into the ...
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Water pressure in upstairs sink lost after turning off main line to fix shower

So yesterday I had to replace the handle on the shower-- and because I couldn't access the valve to the shower, I had to shut off the main valve to the entire house. I switched out the handle and ...
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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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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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How high can I adjust water pressure in my well tank?

I have a well with a pressure tank that supplies household water. I'm replacing the pressure switch because it's old and faulty. I see that pressure switches come in 20/40, 30/50 and 40/60 psi presets....
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Buffering Residential Water Pressure

My house is on a shared lot, and the water supply comes from a pipe supplied near the main house. We're not quite sure how everything is connected there, but from measuring pressure drops, we do know ...
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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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WIll electric pressure washer work with low water pressure?

I live in a 5th floor of a building that doesn't have strong water pressure. I remember that many years ago a cleaning group was going to pressure-wash the exterior of the building, but couldn't ...
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Is it normal for a 1" Lawn Sprinkler repair to leak only under pressure?

Using 4 steel radiator like bands, I replaced a section of underground lawn sprinkler black plastic pipe that runs over a septic drain field. Repair couplers do not leak until i press my foot down ...
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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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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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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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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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I Replaced Pressure Relief Valve on Rinnai water heater (twice!!). New one does not hold ANY pressure

I just finished replacing the pressure relief valve on my Rinnai hot water heater. Everything went well, I turned on the cold input and wham, water just started gushing out of the relief valve. All ...
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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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well pump pressure range too much from highest to lowest

I have a new pump installed that is made for kicking on and off with one gallon tank (according to installer). Basically no storage tank needed. However, in pursuing an intermittent problem I had ...
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Pulsating water and banging noise from pipes when hot water is on in the faucet or shower in the bathroom

Things I have done: Replaced faucet, and its shut off valves Put new shower cartridge (OEM) Water is coming from the city supply, not well. This issue started happening for the past three weeks ...
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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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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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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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Low city water pressure booster

If I were to install a pressure booster pump, would it work / be on consistently or is it only triggered by specific water pressure ranges? A plumber told me it would only kick on if the pressure ...
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Very low water pressure in house

I have a single stored house with an overhead tank and a one inch pipe running down. In bath rooms this one inch pipe is reduced to half inch as all our bath room fittings come with .5 inch gauge. I ...
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Questions about residential water pressure booster

We live on the top of a hill and thus have fairly low city water pressure (35psi) arriving at our house. I have a chance of saving quite a bit of money on my water bill by potentially reducing this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What could cause my showers hot water to not work well after water main work?

We had some work done on the mains cold water feed into the house. At first everything worked just fine but after about a day when the top floor shower is now switched on there's a rapid banging noise ...
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Can a tankless water heater outlet pressure be increased without a second heater?

My father-in-law has a five-bedroomed house with three bathrooms, two of which are in use. The household is gravity-fed with a cold water tank on the roof, and a gas-fired tankless water heater on the ...
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Water Pressure Issue? First water heater leaked, then softener, now my washer long filled

My water heater was leaking from the top. I replaced it. The next day, the water softener tank is leaking. I turned off the valve to bypass the softener. Now my washing machine (brand new) errored ...
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Should a water distribution manifold consist of a circular loop?

I'm replacing the copper in my house with PEX tubing and I'd like to set up my new utility room with hot water and cold water manifolds. Each connection on the manifold would then lead to either hot ...
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No hot water and low pressure

I have a Moen Banbury faucet in my bathroom. Over the last month or so I have noticed both reduced water pressure and no hot water. When I turn the hot handle, the water flow doesn't change all that ...
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Replacing pressure gauge on water holding tank

The water coming in from the well is supplied by thick rubber type pipe cut and angled with metal bands. There is no cut off valve to the water holding tank. I need to replace the pressure gauge (...
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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 ...
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Water pressure problems

I was going to remove a tub so I turned off what looked like in my basement, but that one just seems to spin and spin and spin. The hot water valve closed and 2 other secondary from that main looking ...
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Draining a shed roof using a water butt

I'm trying to sort out drainage for a large shed roof. It's 23 sqm. I'm going to stick gutters on it, but my nearest drain is the other end of my garden, 25m away. My current plan is to drain the ...