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City water connection - can they make a connection at a hose bib?

I'm converting from well system to city water. My well pump and water inlet are in the back. I have a hose bib on the front of the house which would save money using less pipe/digging. So couldn't ...
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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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Water pressure low due to small pipes - any options?

I bought a house and found out too late that it appears the entire upper floor is supplied from one small pipe. So if you flush the toilet or wash your hands while someone is in the shower, they get ...
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Combi boiler on 2nd or higher floor - how to tell if water flow and pressure is sufficient?

The combination boiler in my house has to be moved, and one idea is to put it in the loft space to free up a decent amount of space in the main part of the house. The house isn't big, so this would be ...
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changing water pump outlet connection from 1.25-inch to 1-inch, how to calculation flow and pressure

Submersible well pump with 1.25-inch outlet connection I've changed to 1-inch how to calculation the flow and the pressure? Here's the submersible well pump details with standard 1.25-inch outlet ...
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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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Type of valve to use on PVC misting system

I am making a misting system for my back patio that consists of 1/2" pvc and connectors that have the misting nozzle drilled. I am putting a nozzle every 2 feet and going about 30 feet down my patio ...
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Plumbing water pressure

I turned off water supply to house to replace shower cartridge. Water off for three or so hours. Turned water back on and "flushed" the lines. A few days later, turned on pool filler and got low ...
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Can only use 1 water source at a time? Shower stops running when faucet is on, vice versa

Ever since someone came to repair our sprinkler system, our water sources have been completely jank. If I'm using the water faucet to wash my hands and someone flushes the toilet, the water to the ...
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Water pressure is very unstable

I'm having some very weird issues with the water pressure in my house. When nothing is running, the pressure reads 110 PSI. Obviously I want this to be lower. When the toilet is flushed, the pressure ...
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PVC pipe transition from 1 1/4“ to 3/4”, in lawn application - will joints hold?

My main run is 1 1/4" PVC. If I reduce straight to a 3/4", will that blow out the joints? Should I transition to 1", then to 3/4"? The water source is well, with good pressure.
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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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Does a pressure tank need to be near the water fixtures?

Currently my well only feeds my house, which contains the pressure switch and tank. The well is about 300-400 feet away from the house. I need to hook up some water troughs and an outbuilding whose ...
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Low pressure with shallow sand point, increased pressure tank to 86 gallon, how do I use more of the water in the tank before the pump turns on?

I have had really low water pressure. I have a 3 year old Sta-rite 1/2 hp jet pump and a 30' deep, 12 fixtures and a house built 12 years ago. I get about 3 mins of decent pressure then the pump ...
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How can I improve water volume with a half-inch supply? [duplicate]

I have a 1/2" pipe system in my house. The water pressure is very good if there is only 1 source of water open (bathroom faucet, kitchen faucet); but if there are 2 sources of water open then it is ...
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How often do I need to replace the home water pressure regulator?

While having my plumber determine what to do about a leak in my water main (city water supply), he mentioned that I should probably replace my house water pressure regulator if it hasn't been replaced ...
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Effects of changing pipe size on a water pressure regulator?

I am a biologist and am planning a research experiment. I need to control the water pressure into a drip irrigation system. The water supply is at ~60 psi through a 3/4 pipe. The irrigation emitter I ...
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Water pump that will not block water in case of power loss

I have in my house installed a water mist fire protection system. Currently it is connected directly to the main water system, which is of lower pressure than the nozzles are designed for. I would ...
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Reducing the water pressure reduction?

My house has a pressure reducing valve. I wish I had a bit more water pressure. Can I adjust this thing?
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Why would water pressure at my faucets change after turning off the water main for some time?

I turned off the main water to the house to perform a plumbing repair. The water was off for approximately 5 hours. During that time, I partially drained the water heater tank to flush it (forgot to ...
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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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Is it normal for a sprinkler system to increase water pressure to a house?

I'm having a sprinkler system installed and the PSI meter in my garage went from 85 psi to about 105 psi. Is it expected that a sprinkler system increases water pressure to my house? If not, is ...
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Why did the water pressure in my bathtub change but shower is fine?

First, to describe my tub/shower it is a one handle, one spout type setup where you pull up on the knob to direct the water flow to the shower (typical setup). Recently I noticed that when I go to ...
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Low water pressure

Our house was built in 1986. The water pressure has decreased gradually. About 4 years ago we replaced the submerged pump (we have a well and septic). It didn't help the water pressure. I adjusted ...
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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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What would cause my taps to start with low pressure and then climb?

Some of the taps in our home have similar behaviour: When you open them, the water takes a while to come out, and then if you open them a bit more water suddenly comes out very fast. This bugs me ...
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Losing water pressure in water hose while washing vehicle

We washed two vehicles today. The problem occurred while washing the second vehicle. The hose and nozzle remained the same while washing the second vehicle. While washing the second vehicle, the water ...
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Funky water pressure issues

I know that the pressure from the street is over 90psi in my area. I have a pressure regulator (about 5 years old) on my main line and when all faucets are off and not drawing water the psi is set ...
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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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Using Larger Pipe than Water Inlet

My house has a 1/2" underground copper pipe providing the water supply. I am not quite sure how long the run is back to the meter/utility supply, but it's likely ~75-100ft. I actually got the chance ...
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Cycle Stop Valve and well booster pump

I've been thinking about installing a CSV (cycle stop valve) after my F&W 2 horsepower booster pump to maintain a constant PSI at the house and put a stop to the water hammer. Has anyone done this?...
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Low Water Pressure When Kitchen Faucet is Opened Quickly

I don't know how to search for this, because my searches don't turn up proper results. This applies only to my kitchen sink and water dispenser from fridge. The downstairs bathroom and all upstairs ...
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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 ...
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DIY Syringe Lubricant

I made a syringe (used for a pressure system) myself, it seems to have a tight fit around the cylinder. I used non-waterproof clay coated by hot glue (to make it waterproof), and the problem is that ...
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Fill shower trap when it gets empty with water pressure

I have a problem that i want to solve with a temporary fix: When somebody flushes toilet in the apartment house, my shower drain is emptied. I bough some tube and a water bottle and connected the ...
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what would cause a bathroom sink connector hose to pop off

Around 7 am this morning I woke up to my bathroom sink spewing water from underneath. The hot water feed was disconnected including the water shut off valve and spewing burning hot water into my ...
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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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Lost shower pressure when switching from double handle to single

We are getting ready to redo our bathroom, and we were hoping to change our tub/shower from a double-handle control to a single dial control. One of our neighbors (same condo building, different unit) ...
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Well booster pump GPM is too high

I am suspecting my well booster pump is causing errosion corrosion inside my house where 3/4" copper exists. It is 2 HP and operates at 25-44 GPM. The 1" line outside the house tees off into the fire ...
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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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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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can I fill a water tank from bottom?

I'm about to place a water storing tank at ground level and connect the water feeder pipe at the bottom of the tank. Would water fill normally as the top filling? Would atmospheric pressure + water ...
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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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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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Why does the kitchen faucet lose pressure and sputter?

Only the kitchen faucet, all other in trailer work fine, will start with full pressure, lose the pressure, and if I turn the water off then back on, it sputters so hard that it can be felt on the ...
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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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When designing plumbing, what is the most efficient way to pump water to a roof?

I am planning to pump water to the roof of my house in order to cool a solar panel array during warm days. I'm trying to determine the best way to route the water as the water source is on one side ...
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Transitioning run of pipe without reducing flow

Starting with a collection basin in a small creek using a 1 1/2 inch pipe outlet. Going downhill 100 ft vertically can I transition to a 1 inch pipe without reducing flow.