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No water pressure in heating circuit

I have a natural gas hot water furnace and I can't get heat. First I turn up the temperature at the thermostat and I hear the furnace turn on, the supply line gets hot and half way down the line it ...
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How can I fix low water pressure in one shower?

I am experiencing low water pressure in one shower on the second story in my condo. The water heater is on the first floor. The shower downstairs has good water pressure. Every sink and toilet seem to ...
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How do I pump up water pressure in my shower?

I have a well system that generates approx 35 psi of flow to my shower. How can I pump up pressure to the shower?
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How can I identify my bathroom tub faucet pressure valve?

I am looking for a replacement trim valve kit and I am having trouble finding the right one that will fit my current pressure valve. It appears to me to be a model from American Standard. Click ...
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Can air in pipes cause a faucet to catastrophically fail?

For about two weeks, I have been hearing a vibration and loud noise very time I turn on the kitchen faucet, mostly on the hot water side. If I turn to cold water it stops but periodicly when running ...
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Why use a Thinner Water Pipe to Branch off From a Tee

Sorry if this question sound naive. Normally in water pipes, when we see another pipe branch off from a T-junction, that pipe is a thinner one. Say, a 3/4" pipe will branch off only a 1/2" pipe in a ...
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how do I replace a single union pressure reducing valve?

I see a 115 PSI water pressure at my home. Looks like my PRV is hosed. I am a complete newbie in plumbing, please take a look at the pictures and help me understand what I need to replace the PRV. So ...
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Why do I have low hot water pressure in showers only?

I have 2 showers in my house. Suddenly the hot water pressure dropped in both. The cold is fine and we haven't noticed any change in the faucets in the house. What could make my hot water pressure ...
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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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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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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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Where could the air in the water system be coming from?

We live on the top two floors of a small brownstone walkup. To get the heating to work upstairs I need to bleed the baseboard heater almost every other day. All faucets in the house sputter, and the ...
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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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Why do I have almost no water pressure after installing a new valve?

We had a leaky shut off valve under our master bathroom sink. The valve appeared to be original to the house. That would put it in the 40 year old range. I replaced the valve with a new “Shark Bite”...
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Water tank will not charge

[Please forgive bad terminology - I'm new to this] My water tank doesn't seem to take a charge at all. I'm hoping to get some suggestions as to what is happening. I have a bladder tank. If just a ...
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How do I use this valve properly?

I have a valve in my heating system that I don't understand. I have searched on the internet but I haven't been able to find any information on it. What I do know is that the valve's purpose is that ...
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Max pressure I can set my well to?

I am new to having a well and the pressure in our house is OK, but not incredible. The well sits about 100 ft. from the house. We have 2 20 Gallon pressure tanks next to the pump. The pressure switch ...
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How to bypass a clogged water softener?

We have bad water pressure in the house all of the sudden, and I spent about an hour tonight trying to locate the general vicinity of the problem, and it looks like it may be our water softener. For ...
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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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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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Valve to select higher pressure water source

I'm trying to build an irrigation system which runs off city water supply and pumped water from a rainwater storage tank. To keep it simple, the idea is to have the sprinkler timer open a valve from ...
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in-line water filter gets clogged weekly after well-water pipe replacement

About a month ago, the pipe that brings the water from the well into the house was replaced. I have a inline water filter between the water tank and the UV remediation lamp. I replaced the filter with ...
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Low pressure after water main pipe replacement

I have well water and the main pipe bringing the water from the well into the house had leak. The pipe was replaced with a new pipe about a month ago. Since then, the water pressure has been ...
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T&P Valve dripping after connecting new lines to water heater

I put in a new bathroom right by my water heater, about 25 ft of hot and cold pex line. Ever since The day I turned on the valves to do a leak test, I've had a very slow drip from my temperature ...
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Pressurized Container Automation [closed]

Not quite home-improvement, however the engineering question lends itself to the expertise of the fine folks in this forum. I am interested in pressurizing a hopper of tennis balls with a device like:...
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Installing 2 shower heads

I'm about to finish the rough plumbing in my shower, wife wants 2 shower heads. I'm fine with it, but what are the specs for the pipe size? Can I buy 2 shower valves with 1/2" inlets or do I need 3/4"?...
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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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What type of water pump is also a valve (e.g. will resist head pressure when off)?

Many pumps, when turned off, will still pass water. If there's any pressure at all upstream of the pump, the impeller will turn and water will leak through in the forward direction. To prevent ...
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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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Plumbing - two cold water pressure tanks, both with bladders - low flow second floor

The house we bought has two blue cold water pressure tanks, both with bladders, and the system is set for cut-in at 50 and cut-out at 70. We noticed a tiny pinhole leak in a tee connection close to ...
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Low dynamic hot water pressure throughout the house

I recently bought my first home, and the first thing we noticed is that the dynamic hot water pressure is pretty low compared to the cold water pressure. I purchased a water pressure gauge and found ...
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How to tell if there is poor water pressure before my main shut-off valve?

I am troubleshooting some spontaneous and inexplicable water pressure issues. Overnight, without anything jumping out as obvious, our water pressure has dropped from "good/steady" to "barely existent"....
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How can I fix low water pressure from loft storage tank?

Since removing all pipes from our loft storage tank in order to replace the deck it was on and had soaked, I've successfully reconnected everything and fixed the leak in the tank. But now the water ...
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Can I just add air to an air-over-water pressure tank?

We have an older well system in a house that we purchased this summer. The information that I have found on the web assumes that there are some valves in the system that I don't have, for instance ...
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Do braided stainless steel hoses with surface corrosion require replacement?

I'd be grateful if someone would resolve some conflicting advice I've been given on this topic. Some argue that the braiding does not contribute to the pressure rating of these hoses, and that ...
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Issue with loss of pressure in shower

There's an issue with our en suite shower that is currently puzzling us, and our plumber. Our en suite shower is making a high pitched 'squealing' sound after about a minute of operation, this is ...
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Pulsating (cold) tap water

When not running any warm water, and having my tap about half open, the cold water pulsates a bit. The stream moves forwards and backwards about half a centimeter. I'm assuming the pressure fluctuates....
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Low water pressure in a specific sink after turning off the supply lines

Water pressure is normal in my entire house, however, recently, I had to turn off the shutoff valves to a single sink. Since I closed the shutoff valves and then opened them fully, the water ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Water pressure calculation from overhead tank

My overhead tank is at 12m height. From there a 50mm diameter pipe is running down and up to 50m horizontally and then raising from there to 6m to 3 bathrooms (no shower) and 3 wash basins. Is this ...
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Water pump and pipe size for maximum water intake?

Each floor is 12 feet in height. I already have the pump (Centrifugal Regenerative Self Priming 1HP Peripheral Type, Self Priming - 180sec At 3m STATIC SUCTION LIFT) and would like to know which is ...
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Low water pressure in both kitchen lines -

First some background; our house was built in '56 and has galvanized pipe Hot water heater is almost two years old We finished remodeling our kitchen last July and installed a new sink and faucet (...
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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 repressurise a Baxi Duo Tec Combi 24 HE boiler

I'm currently having trouble trying to repressurise my boiler. Unfortunately, the YouTube tutorials and the manual look different to mine! I've also added photos below to help. Any help would be ...