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What heating system do I have, and what can I do about water pressure in my shower?

New homeowner (UK based) and getting to grips with all that comes with that. I previously only lived in a flat with a standard combi boiler, my new home seems to have an older system in place ...
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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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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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Is there any way to test the water pressure at a structure, and if necessary from a specific output (hose bib)?

Reading about irrigation sprinklers (example product), I see a certain recommended PSI. With interest in powering an existing irrigation zone from the hose bib attached to the property, it seems ...
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anatomy of Kohler handheld showerhead - flow restrictor

I have a Kohler Flipside handheld showerhead (K-17493), rated at 2.5 gallons per minute. But the actual flow from the showerhead is under 2 gallons per minute. The problem seems to lie with the ...
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Pressure tank losing pressure

My pressure tank is losing pressure. It cycles about once every hour if no water is used. It turns on at 30# and goes off at 50#. The tank is less than a year old and looks in good condition. I just ...
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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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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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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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How to investigate occasional water-pressure problems?

After living in the house for about 10 years, a few weeks ago we started noticing occasional drops of water-pressure in the showers and faucets. It is not consistent -- after one person struggled ...
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How do I equalize the oscillating cold and hot water pressure in shower?

Background Hi there. Newbie here from South Africa. A couple of years back we moved into our first home. We have this problem where the water in our shower keeps oscillating between too hot and too ...
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Water pressure in upstairs sink lost after turning off main line to fix shower

So yesterday I had to replace the handle on the shower-- and because I couldn't access the valve to the shower, I had to shut off the main valve to the entire house. I switched out the handle and ...
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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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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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How do I determine why a sealed central heating system is losing pressure?

I'm currently trying to deal with a sealed central heating system in which the pressure is dropping by 0.2–0.3 bar per day (this is obviously far too fast, because the intended pressure for this ...
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Find a Water Pump for Clothes Washer

I'm trying to run a front load He Samsung washer (13 gallons water per wash) with water from a 18gal tub sitting on top of it. This is not enough pressure to get the water to work. It needs a minimum ...
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Shower flow rate is low after replacing cartridges

PLEASE HELP!!! My plumber replaced both GP77759 and GP500520 Kohler shower cartridges and now the water flow rate in the showers is very low. The flow rate was excellent prior to him simply replacing ...
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Well pump short cycle diagnosis

I've found a number of resources about short cycling, but none of them mention how to interpret the pressure meter. In this case, it's a small tank that feeds a bathroom. It used to work fine, now ...
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Combining two water inlets into one. Does increase pressure

There are two water pipes with same diameter and same water pressure. If we combine both pipes to get single output. Does it increase water pressure on final output or the pressure will be same. What ...
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Plumbing Faucet: Water Pressure vs Water Flow Difference

They always say water flow (Gallons per Minute) and water pressure (Weight force) are two different things. Say I have a faucet with 1.8 GPM Aerator. 1) If I increase water pressure in my home, ...
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Can lost water pressure cause a water heater to leak/rupture?

I woke up this morning at 5 am to my water heater making loud noises. It had leaked all over the floor and the bathroom sink had a steady stream of hot water that wouldn't turn off. This water heater ...
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Installing a water pressure booster -will that put more stress on my house's plumbing?

If two taps are opened at the same time on the main floor or if one is opened on the main floor and one on the lower floor the water pressure seems to be insufficient for both taps. The house is a ...
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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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Why would a sprinkler increase water pressure to house?

Update: Overnight, the pressure gauge spiked back up to 200. I tried testing the sprinkler system again. I ran the #7 valve (the one I noticed it was on when noise started happening) manually and ...
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Water heater noises when my neighbor's sprinklers are active

Hello I recently (few months ago) installed a tankless water heater following a failure of the old 55gal gas heater. Performance has been fantastic, it actually resolved a number of problems, but I ...
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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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Regular then low pressure from well water

First of all I have a drilled well with an in well pump. My house is manufactured housing with PEX lines. I recently drained the lines to install a new kitchen faucet. I just shut off the breakers for ...
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Well pressure gauge reads 0 PSI

So to begin, we have a deep submersible well pump. We noticed that our water pressure was getting weaker and weaker. At first I believe it was because of the well house not being properly insulated ...
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Water Supply Noise due to Thermal Expansion?

I have a plumbing issue that I'm looking for suggestions on. After using a substantial amount of hot water (say, a long shower + washing laundry) I will hear a loud rumbling / vibrating sound ...
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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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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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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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Would Replacing an Existing 3/4“ Water Main Line with 1” Improve Overall Volume/Flow to House (GPM)

After my own inspection and talking to the utility company I have the following: The meter (near the road) is 5/8" x 3/4". From what the water company told me - this is the most commonly installed ...
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Washbasin Tap not working properly and no water pressure. Refer images

just shifted to a house and after moving in got to know about the tap situation. The house owner hasn't shown up since ages as per current roommates. Kindly view the image and suggest a solution to ...
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Water pressure loss every 30 seconds

My water pressure almost stops every 30 seconds (I timed it while showering). This happens throughout the house. I have a well. We just bought the house, and we're new to wells. This morning it ...
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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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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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Reduced hot water pressure

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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Flushed water heater yesterday got a lot of sputtering right after that and today hot water is not flowing with the same pressure as before

Yesterday I decided to flush my water heater and I did the following: turn to pilot turn off cold water supply to water heater open valve and drain hot water. I noticed it was still flushing for a ...
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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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low water pressure in house caused by hot water tank coming off main before cold?

We bought our house a couple of years ago and it is old and was previously divided into 4 apartments. It had two water tanks installed and we had one of them removed and we also had a plumber do a ...
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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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Brand New Fridge - Low water pressure from dispenser

I just bought a brand new - Whirlpool French door fridge. Water is coming out of the machine, and ice is being made... but... the water pressure from the fridge is slow. House pressure is fine, ...
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Braided stainless steel water supply hoses versus rubber hoses

I've noticed some apartments that use both for water supply to faucets and toilet cisterns. I understand that the braided hoses are rated for higher pressures, but how do they compare in terms of ...
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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. Dismantled ...
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Flow sensor adjustment for Navien 240S natural gas

We installed a Navien 240S natural gas in our house, and it is working fine. Except the short range for hot water valves in the showers. So, in other words, I need to turn shower valve almost all ...
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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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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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Water softener trips TPR valve

Recently moved into this place where the previous owner had put the softener on bypass. I’ve reconditioned the whole thing, new seals, scrubbed out the brine tank, new salt... Come time to hook it up, ...
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Raising Pump pressure

My pump and switch are down the basement, which means the well is even lower, and I have a 2 story house. My pump is currently set at 30/50, and I need more pressure in the upstairs bathroom. I have ...