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How do I turn up the water pressure to my kitchen sink?

A while ago I had a "professional" contracted through a major company install a hot water heater in the basement: well the hot water heater works fine but the "professional" managed to turn the water ...
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How can I test and increase the water pressure in my apartment?

I have a few questions pertaining to this topic: In Miami Fl what's the mandatory minimum water pressure for an apartment? (Or where can I find this info) How can I increase my water pressure at the ...
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What could be causing low water pressure in cold line in only part of the house?

I have great water pressure (both hot and cold) in the front of my house (1st floor and 2nd floor bathrooms). In the back of my house (1st floor kitchen and 2nd floor laundry room) the hot water ...
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Low pressure in shower of tub/shower combo

I have a tub shower combo where the tub and the shower have separate taps but I believe share the same water lines. The tub part has tons of pressure but the shower has hardly any. I've recently ...
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City replaced water meter, then bathroom sink pressure dropped, rusty water

A few days ago, the city came out and replaced our water meter. When I came home and used the bathroom faucet, I noticed there was air in the system. No problem there, but later that night and the ...
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Adjusting pressure relief valve on well water

I have well water with a manifold inside the house that has a faucet, pressure tank, temperature sensor (for pump) and pressure relief valve. My current pump pressure is set to 60 which effectively ...
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Low water pressure on refrigerator water dispenser

I have a Whirlpool Refrigerator model ED5VHEXVB00 and right now I have a low water pressure coming out of the water dispenser. The water filter needed to be replace this month and the light just ...
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Strange water pressure

We have well water and Im unsure if that is a factor in all of this but after replacing new shower heads (we have two in one shower) I have noticed the water in every room in the house comes out slow ...
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Boiler system shows different pressures

I recently had to change the expansion tank on our boiler. I decided to add a shut off with drain as well as a pressure gauge to make it easier going forward. I've come across a problem. The ...
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Will there be water pressure/flow into the pipe with this setting?

I have a space in balcony of my 1st floor house where I intend to keep a tank around the height same as that of the water pipe which leads to my bathroom taps. Will there be problems related to flow/...
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Do I need a pressure limiting valve?

I had my house renovated about 5 years ago and was told at the time that I have high water pressure and may need a pressure limiting valve. Fast forward to now and have one tap (5 years old) that has ...
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2 shower heads and 1 rain head…low flow

I hope someone can help because I'm truly lost here since I'm not a plumber. We just had our house built and it was completed just 3 months ago. We have a 50 gallon electric water heater and it ...
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Booster pump connect to same line

I got a water pressure booster pump for my home and don't have an accessible return line. My inlet is from a garden hose line tap. Could I return to the same line using a T fitting and check valves on ...
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Water pump electricity

Where I live, the water pressure from the water utility is very low (About 8 PSI average). I am considering getting a jet pump with a 33 gallon pressure tank and a 400 gallon water tank for when there ...
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If I use (2) 3/4“ inlet PEX manifolds (hot/cold), do I need 1” PEX supply from the meter?

I am replacing all the plumbing in my house and to the meter. I will be using PEX. I have manifolds for hot and cold with 3/4" inlets and 1/2" outlets at the valves. Do I need to use 1" PEX tubing ...
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Water Pump Pressure Switch Adjustment

Hi we have a water pump in our building i wanted to change its cut in and cut off pressures but i couldn't understand pressure switch's setting also there is pressure gauge but i think it's not ...
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Frigidaire Refrigerator water dispenser water flow too strong

Frigidaire Refrigerator model FRS6LR5EM8 water dispenser water flow too strong! most online items refer to low or no water pleasure. I am not sure if replacing the water inlet valve will correct this ...
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Water Pressure Fluctuating [duplicate]

We are selling our house, and I have not noticed any problems myself with our water pressure, but the home inspector's report said--- Water pressure rising and dropping as pump is running and shutting ...
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Faucet Water Pressure

I have low water flow from my kitchen faucet. However, both bathroom faucets have very high water flow. I have verified all the shut off valves are fully open (bathrooms don't have shut off valves ...
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What are some inexpensive DIY options for fixing a low water pressure condition in a toilet?

Low Water Pressure We have a toilet that has very low-pressure flushing action. Is there anything that I can do other than calling in a professional? We've had a few people out to look at it and they ...
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Pressure Washer shoots black smoke from exhaust and then will not start

I have a two year old Troy Bilt pressure washer with a GCV 190 Honda engine. The pressure washer has worked fine for two years (although I have rarely used it). Recently, I broke out the pressure ...
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How can I get low water pressure in sprinkler system fixed?

I have a new house that is still under warranty. Compared to at least two of my neighbors whose houses were built by the same builder and have very similar sprinkler systems, my sprinklers put out ...
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Water on basement floor and attempting to fix with mortar?

I have waterproofed my basement completely for three sides (digging and using membrane and installing weeping tile), but for the remaining side which is a sidewalk, it would be too expensive to bust ...
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Higher waterpressure through one 40mm pipe or two 32mm pipes?

I have a small field I need to water, it is 100m away from my water outlet. My water pressure is somewhere around 1.5bar. I have two options to connect the sprinkler on the field: A. 40mm pipe (40mm ...
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What actions should be taken after water heater supply pipe damage?

Water pipe to water heater burst after 3,5 quake. Do we turn off the water heater and the water or just turn water heater to pilot?
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Why does my water pressure fluctuate?

When I run the shower, mostly hot water, the pressure will run normal for a minute, then raise for a minute, then repeat. My home is supplied by a well. What is causing this?
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Why are many shower hoses “explosion proof”?

I noticed that many shower hoses are advertised as "explosion proof". Since I have never seen a shower head with a tap on it, I'd think the hose has to withstand only a fraction of the pressure that ...
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How do I get more GPM from my Delta Monitor series 13 shower faucet?

For example, is there a way to non-destructively modify the cartridge to increase the flow rate without damaging the cartridge and the scald guard feature? I currently have a shower wand with the ...
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Help figuring out a water pressure problem in new shower faucet installation

When installing a Price Pfister Shower head we water hammering. So we got a new cartridge sent to us. Now there is a tiny trickle when we turn the hot water valve on. We switched the cartridges back ...
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lawn sprinkler system pressure reducer settings?

my street water pressure is around 100 psi, my house pressure has a regulator on 70 psi. my yard sprinkler system is directly on my street water line before the house. I want to place pressure ...
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Water coming from the cistern is not capable of flushing the commode?

Its been months now that our water pressure is not enough to fully flush the commode, every time it must be filled manually or wait until it fills for the second time for a complete flush out.
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Would it be OK to install a water pressure regulator where the supply line enters my home?

Hi I have high water pressure 120 psi and no regulator vavle installed at my home. My home is on a slab with a very small water meter box in the front yard. The box is too small to accommodate the ...
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Excessive water pressure

Recently installed a new electric water heater with an expansion tank. Water coming into the house is 52 psi, the line that runs to outside faucet is the same pressure but the faucet in the sink ...
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Hot Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve Hissing and Discharging Water after Draining Tank

I just drained the hot water heater, as I do every year (using the following video for instructions: https://youtu.be/qqaehhGYV_I). This time, the pressure relief valve had a slight hiss after I ...
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Why would I have little to no water pressure after reopening the main water valve?

I had turned off the main in my basement today so I could replace a couple of leaky valves in my basement bathroom and under my upstairs kitchen sink. turned on all the valves and opened up the main. ...
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How to remove air from water supply line?

We live in a neighborhood where 20 of us all share a private well. Our water is very sputtery and also VERY fizzy when it comes out - lots of air coming out of it no matter where you are getting it ...
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Why doesn't my water pressure change when I adjust the water pressure regulator?

My water pressure in the house is 130psi. This is way too high and is causing my appliances to fail. I have a water pressure regulator but when I adjust it, all the way up or all the way down, the ...
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Water pressure totally gone after turning off to repair

We turned our water main off and on repeatedlly and now all pressure is gone. Help please.
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Central heating pressure dropping

Some time ago, I asked this question. The problem I had was that the pressure in my central heating system was dropping, and I couldn't find the leak in the system. I'm now convinced that I don't ...
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Why does my shower head drip when the tub faucet is on?

I just installed a new tub fixture set: There are two controls - one for temperature and one for volume. The large handle is volume. When the diverter valve is engaged the shower sprays properly ...
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Hot water twin impeller pump wiring to my boiler

I have installed a new Stuart Turner Monsoon twin impeller pump to increase the hot water pressure in my house. The pluming side of things seems to have gone well, however, I am not receiving any ...
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no hot water in a single handed shower with low pressure

since summer is over i've started using the hot water again and now it has low water pressure, low enough to not being able to start the gas water heater. oddly, the sink faucet of the same bathroom ...
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Should hot water pressure be reduced after hot water is used?

I'm noticing reduced hot water pressure (on all faucets/shower) after significant hot water use (2 long showers, 2 loads of HE (High Efficiency) laundry, and using a sink for about 5 minutes). Cold ...
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Would it hurt my water pump if installed a second water pump on the output of the first?

I have a well in my garden(17m deep, 1m diameter), in it there is a platform on which my water pump for my house sits. Before the water comes out my faucet or shower it travels across some 20 to 30 ...
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Water not reaching the overhead tank from mains pipe- flow ground to top to the overhead tank

The water flows from underground pipe when the water in main pipe is released to 1st floor of the building but not to the overhead tank which is on 5th floor. The pressure seems to be not building up ...
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pipe size to my shower

We are re-doing our shower in the house - we are adding a multi-component system to the shower including a hand held sprayer and jet sprayers. The bathroom is on the second floor. The water pressure ...
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how to stop seeping ground lake water coming into our cottage basement at times of extrem runoff pressure from river

We have a lovely walk out house at Wasa Lake, B.C. We are retiring there this year and would like to use the walk out for addition living space. Had the house since 2005 and had no issues with ...
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Using a off-the-shelf pressure gauge to measure water pressure

I want to measure water pressure around my house, I can't find any pressure gauges made for that, so I will make do. I've found some that are for Acetylene in the right range, but they have "use no ...
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Getting the most out of a low yield well

I have a low yield well: it's only 27 feet deep which is a big part of the problem. Recently a neighbor had their well re-dug to 350 feet which I guess lowered the water table, because ever since we ...
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Hydronic Heating: Noisy pipes in the basement/walls

My issue is i have a natural gas boiler + hydronic heating system (two zones). It seems that after I remove air from each zones, the heating system is quiet until 12 hours later. In the early morning ,...