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Water Pressure question and pipe sizing

I recently ran some 3/4id poly pipe from my house about 300ft down a slight hill to my shop and garden area. I was not able to tie directly in to the underground pipe in the yard because my pressure ...
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How do I get more shower flow volume?

We just moved from our old house which had great shower pressure to our new house which is pretty pathetic. I'm trying to figure out what/where the problem is. The old house was built about 40 years ...
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Could a pressure relief valve that drains up cause my water heater to explode?

In the case of a big pressure build up, could this "hypothetical pressure relief valve" piping installation indicated in black below cause my water heater to explode? What could be the ...
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Low water pressure anytime we run 2 things at once

We are on well water and if we run any 2 things at once we have almost no pressure. Problem is getting worse as time goes on.
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Why has the hot water pressure in my home steadily reduced?

Our home was built in 2013 with a GE gas tankless hot water heater. Over the past year the hot water pressure has dropped considerably while the cold water pressure remains fine. I don’t know where to ...
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How to Fix this Water System?

Due to low water pressure and lots of water interruptions from our water supplier, we asked a 3rd party to install a water system. This is how the water system looks like based on my observation. ...
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Why is the water pressure suddenly high in my toilet after hot water heater replacement?

I got my hot water heater replaced this morning. Immediately after the water pressure in my toilet became very high. When flushed it’s so forceful I jump. I noticed a noise when the guys were still ...
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16 showers , 6 toilets, 8 sinks and 6 urinals what size of water pipe should be for the supply?

I have building with 16 showers , 6 toilets, 8 sinks and 6 urinals what size of water pipe should be for the supply?
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Noise from water pipes, bad PRV?

For the last month or so I have had an issue with a loud pulsating sound coming from the water pipes. I’m not sure that it is water hammer, it happens when I flush the toilets mainly. I’ve tried ...
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Well - Water - Plumbing, Setup advice

We have a well system in our home, which is multi-story (basement and 2 floors), and I am looking to optimize the setup of the system to make it more efficient. As you can tell from the photo whoever ...
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well pressure tank / external spigot

I have an outdoor spigot (like the old red "pump handle" kind) in my back yard. It's down the hill from the well and pump, and in between the house / indoor pressure tank and the well head. ...
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What else can I try to resurrect my kitchen faucet?

I flushed my water heater today, and carefully turned a faucet back on that had the aerator removed to hopefully flush sediment out through that one. After that, I did the rest of the house faucets. ...
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Dishwasher squeals right during fill?

Not much to it. I can provide model and all that stuff but don't think it is pertinent. Dishwasher squeals/whistles high-pitched right when it is intaking water - super super loud. So depending ...
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Could old gate valves be causing low pressure at the faucet?

We installed a new sink/faucet last year and the first faucet we had installed had super lower water pressure which we assumed was the faucet. We replaced the faucet and the pressure improved slightly ...
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Repair or replace a water pressure regulating valve?

The water pressure inside a property is low. The property obtains water from a municipal water supplier. Staff from the supplier measured the incoming water pressure and reported it was within ...
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Water pressure problem - plumber tapped into kitchen hot/cold water line to add bathroom sink on other side of wall

I had a bathroom sink added to opposite side of kitchen where there's a sink/dishwasher. I think contractor hired a plumber who is unlicensed. He insists the guy is licensed but I've had too many ...
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Sink faucet only flows when barely open

I closed the hot water valve under my bathroom sink and reopened it last night, and since then I'm seeing a strange problem. If I barely turn on the faucet on hot I get water flow, but if I open the ...
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Pressure Tank Size for a Variable Speed Submersible Pump

Information seems vague or non-existent from pump manufacturers. I need to know what size pressure tank is required for my setup, and all I'm getting is "doesn't need much" or "x ...
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Odd water pressure drop throughout house after running hose outside

We have a well pump with a pressure tank. On two separate occasions, the wife and kids were running the water outside, connected to a slip n slide type of thing, going down the slope next to our ...
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How do I plumb an ADU from a well?

I'm planning to put an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) studio apartment over my garage to use as an office / spare bedroom. The garage is about 50ft from the house, and my house is on a well system with ...
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Franke Ascona kitchen tap dripping with intermittent flow

My Franke Ascona kitchen tap (only 2.5 yrs old) recently started dripping from the faucet. Pretty sure it’s the hot side that’s dripping as water is tepid or room temp rather than ice cold. ...
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Well pump runs constantly; Pressure tank doesn't fill

I have a well and pressure tank (Well-X-Trol WX-250). Upon troubleshooting low water pressure in our home, I discovered that our pressure tank is never filling and our well pump is running constantly....
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Getting pressurized water from old irrigation well system

We bought an old vineyard that has an existing well & irrigation system. There is a 3" pipe that comes up from the well at an angle. This leads into a vertical pipe which has a screen which ...
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Cleaning swing check valve

I have a swing check valve that is between the water meter and the main ball valve. I have a water pressure booster and noticed that when no faucet is open in the house the pressure drops slowly, ...
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Main water line from 3/4 to 1in, meter and pressure

I come here with a question since the plumber from a company that I called earlier this week gave me conflicting information compared to what I've read online. I've purchased a house last year and I ...
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Water only come from hot water faucet when I turn on both

I have a situation where all hot water faucets in my home give me a dribble and eventually turn off. However, if I turn on the hot and cold, and turn on another hot water faucet nearby, then the ...
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Boiler heating gauge drops to negative pressure (psi) on cooling

I just moved into a older house (1937) which has a boiler heating system (steam). When the boiler kicks on the gauge barely goes above 0 psi, and after heating the gauge will drop to about negative 5 -...
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Low water pressure for water filter cartridges

Will these filters still work on Low Water Pressure? These are the standard 10 inch filters. I know that overpressure can render the filters useless. but how about low pressure? will it still work? ...
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Why is my water well tank staying at a constant 40psi even when faucets are turned on?

I have a older style bladder tank that is about 6ft tall. Pressure gauge always reads 40psi, it never gets above or below 40psi. The pressure switch never kicks on or off because the pressure never ...
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Why does my water hammer arrestor ask for 5psi less than house pressure and not 10 psi or 20 psi?

I have Watts LF150A water hammer arrestors attached to the hot and cold supply valves for my washing machine (my LG washer is crazy about the water hammer). The LF150A instructions say to add pressure ...
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Plumbing fixtures starve but water pressure 50 psi

We can't run a shower along with any other fixture in the house or it will slow to a trickle. I've measured the pressure with a gauge and we get ~110psi before the pressure-reducing valve and ~50psi ...
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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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Low foghorn noise after new pressure reduction valve and expansion tank installed

A plumber recently installed a new pressure reduction valve and expansion tank in my house (which previously had neither) because the water pressure was unusually high. About a week after the install, ...
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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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Will an in line water regulator fix my tankless water heater trade off between pressure and hot water?

I had a contractor install a Rheem electric tankless water heater in my casita. I initially wanted a much larger one but he talked me into the Rheem 13 KW 2.54 GPM. When the unit was installed the ...
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Low water pressure locating regulator

Replaced shower faucet. Now whole house lost water pressure. Replaced the main didnt fix it. 80psi on water gage but when two things running pressure drops completely. Plummer told me to replace ...
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How to Increase Pressure from Water Tank?

Due to low water pressure and lots of water interruptions from our water supplier, we installed a water system. This is how our water system works: water supplier > water/booster pump (0.5 hp) > ...
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Submersible water pump pressure

I'm terribly new at this and have no idea what I'm doing so please do bear with me. I have a submersible pump that I want to use in a small rainwater tank to water my garden either through your ...
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What does a pressure regulator look like?

The water pressure in my flat has been getting lower and lower. It is my understanding that checking the pressure regulator is a good first step, but I am unsure about what to look for. Is it that ...
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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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What flow rate should I select in a shower head for a home with low water pressure?

We live in an apartment, and we have very low water pressure. One of the shower heads I was looking at was the Speakman S-2252-E2 shower head, but I just noticed that it's available in 1.75 GPM, 2.0 ...
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After a water main line repair on our street, our hot water stream for the bathtub suddenly is very weak. Could the pipe be clogged by debris?

Situation as described in the question. We first suspected a partial freeze (temperatures have been extremely and unusually low here in Austin), but even after hours of running the steaming hot ...
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Trying to plan a pressure-tank + air compressor for raising home water pressure

In my place, the city water system provides the water at pressure of between 2BAR - 4BAR. We live on the 3rd floor, with water boiler on the roof (5th floor) so the hot water are going up to the roof ...
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Pipes freezing - different theories

When water freezes in a pipe and the faucet is closed the water between the faucet and the frozen part cannot escape. This leads to increase in pressure as more water freezes. Because as long as there ...
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Losing pressure on cold side when other faucet is on

What I have is that when I turn on the kitchen faucet to warm while washing dishes and someone uses the toilet or cold water on another faucet then the kitchen faucet gets very hot. I am on city water ...
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After installing expansion tank, massive buildup of pressure then a trickle?

I am completely stumped. You guys helped me out a lot with my previous question here: What could be causing water to drip from the relief valve of my new gas water heater? Turns out the expansion ...
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Water supply slowly loses half pressure

Water pressure comes out of the faucets normal than drops to what seems 1/2 the flow. I put a pressure test on the outside faucet and when I turn it on, it jumps between 60-70. After that it slowly ...
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Extreme cold: Pipes seem ok, except hot water for bathtub which only trickles, despite being closest to water heater. Can it be frozen? Burst?

Situation as described in the question. We have a peer & beam foundation. I already went under the house to check for a possible leak. The bathtub pipes are impossible to get close to, but from ...
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New 1/4in plumbing shakes when cold water shuts off; worried?

I had a 1/4in line run from my basement to a new kitchen refrigerator, using a saddle valve coming directly off the 3/4in main (it's the first tee off the street essentially). Every time cold water ...
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Well pump wont stop running

Well pump runs non-stop shows zero pressure replace pressure switch no change - still l have pressure on the house. Just can't figure out why the it is running all the time?

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