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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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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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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 ,...
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How should I increase pressure in a Glow Worm Micron 50FF?

My Glow Worm Micron 50FF boiler's pressure was yesterday reading at a pressure of 1 (mbar or PSI -- not sure which) but the red fixed line shows as 2. I had a look in the manual and it suggested that ...
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How do I prevent a drop in flow in a system with a pressure tank, 40/60 pressure switch, filter and water softener?

I have a well with a 30/55 pressure switch, and I hate the shower pressure. I am redoing the main water appliances with a new pressure tank (going from 20 gallon to 35 gallon), new 40/60 pressure ...
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Well pipe leaking at where pipe comes to the house. (Images, Video)

so here's my problem here: Well pipe leaking - images Well pipe leaking - video ^ This was recorded march 28-th (so during spring thaw). Since it wasn't dripping since the spring - my assessment ...
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Water draining out of pipe when usage is high.

We moved into an old house and there is something happening in the basement that I need some help explaining. Here is a image showing where the leak is happening. I've marked where the water is ...
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Home waterline upsizing questions

So I JUST had my plumber replace the service feed to my house with a soft copper 1" dia. line, which was originally 3/4" dia. GSP from the street to the house (~35' as the line lays). I wish I had ...
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Can I use a snake to clean out a shower head extension?

I have a basic 25 to 50ft long 1\4 to 3\8 snake, with a 1\2 drill. Can I use that to clean out a shower head extension? I noticed sediment when taking the old shower head off. With the extension ...
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Pressure Testing plumbing - pressure drop over night

I'm pressure testing some PEX before I close in the walls. I pumped in 80psi of air around noon yesterday and it was about 60 degrees F. Was a solid 80psi from when i filled to to 11pm (11 hours). ...
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What material to use to clog previously cut central heating pipes

I used to have a central heating system which was never in use for years, because it couldn't be connected to central pipe inside other building. Last winter I finally dropped water from it and cut ...
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What problems could be caused by putting mains water in to the pipe from a shared water tank?

I'm having a boiler replaced and have chosen a combi boiler. One of the benefits is mains water pressure hot and cold water where previously I had low pressure coming from a tank. The boiler is in ...
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What would cause a water pressure drop after tripping a breaker?

I recently plugged my laptop into a cheap powerbar, which caused said-powerbar to short. This tripped the "sockets" circuit on the breaker, which, upon resetting, caused power to begin flowing to ...
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How should I replace these pressure reducing valves?

At my church, we have a fairly old boiler system. The system was just passed for annual inspection, but it is failing to refill after having been drained. There is absolutely no water flowing past the ...
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How can I determine why there is no water coming from my hot taps?

I'm getting no water from any of the hot taps in my house. The cold water taps are working fine. The central heating is also working. I have a combi-boiler. It's been fairly cold today in London, so ...
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How to fix a toilet that flushes too hard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make our toilet flush less vigorously? When I flush my toilet, the pressure is such that it actually splashes up quite a bit. (It's kinda gross.) How do I fix this?
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opening water pipe/tap has hissing noise throughout the house [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to eliminate the “whooshing” sound of water running though pipes. I have a 3 story townhouse. Any time when I open a tap, even very slowly that water is just ...
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How does water flow through my water heater and up to the top floor without a pump?

My house has a gas based water heater(geyser) on the outside. The plumber has connected it such that without the use of electric pump, just through pressure alone, hot water reaches the 1st and 2nd ...
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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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No pressure in my bathtub cold water

For some reason I don’t have any pressure in my bathtub cold water side but the hot water runs wide open any idea why I’m not getting hardly any pressure to my cold water side? It’s separate handle ...
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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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How can I figure out why my water pressure is basically zero?

I took a shower last night before bed and the water pressure in our house was perfectly fine. This morning the water is drizzling out from all faucets, showers and fixtures. I've checked the water ...
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How does cold water pressure get used by a hot water heater to produce hot water pressure?

Recently I had to change a washer in the shower for my hot water tap. I couldn't find the pressure tap for the hot water on my hot water boiler. I asked a friend how to switch off the hot water ...
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Depressurized pressure tank - how to pressurize again

We have a freshwater bore and I recently replaced the very old pump with a 1hp Pentax pump and Trevoli 18 litre pressure tank system. For reasons I won't go into, the pressure tank has lost its ...
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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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Intermittent Water Pressure on a Well

Bought a house 6 months ago. It has a well, the water pressure was never amazing but it was fine. Last week it started to get bad so I checked the well pressure. The switch was designed for 40/60 but ...
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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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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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How to find a Water Pressure Release Valve

My water pressure is only about 25 PSI both inside and outside. The water district told me they are supplying 115 PSI to the house and advised that my Pressure Release Valve (PRV) is probably broken. ...
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Merge 2 water line to increase pressure

We have 2 water meters on our property; one for the main house and another for the guest house. We sometimes experience a drop in pressure if we use both showers plus any other fixtures at the same ...
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Addressing irregular water pressure

Some time ago I posted about issues with my tankless water heater, concerned about the water going cold mid shower. Recently I found the issue isn't in the water heater - there are times when all ...
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Why is my downstairs shower pressure lower than upstairs?

My shower pressure in my upstairs bathroom is fantastic. However, the same cannot be said for the downstairs bathroom (ground floor). Given the fact that upstairs is disadvantaged, this does not make ...
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Should I replace my Pressure Reducing Valve?

A few weeks ago, my oil-fired water boiler started continuously leaking water out of the pressure release valve on the top of the unit. I know this is leaking steadily because it drains into a 5gal ...
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Suction hose in my watering system getting air. What can be the problem?

I have a water deposit, with a pressure booster pump, very similar to this one: Recently the pump stopped working properly. I don't get any water in the tap and, after inspection, I see that the ...
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Well Pressure Tank from 35 PSI to 65 and back every 7 minutes

My well pressure tank (Well X Trol) kicks on, goes up to 65 PSI, then immediately starts dropping, and after about 7 minutes, hits 35 PSI and kicks back on again, pushing it back up to 65 PSI... and ...
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Adjusting well pump pressure

We have a 40/60 pump currently, but we feel like the pressure is extremely low inside the house. I have not had a chance to check the air pressure in the tank yet, but that will be done this weekend. ...
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What Automatic Transfer Switch can switch between parallel sources without a priority setting so as to run a well pump from either of two homes?

We have two homes sharing a single well. The other homeowner and I want to change our water system so that we each have our own Pressure Tank and we can each run the well pump with power from our own ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...