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Differences between PE and Nylon [migrated]

So I want to assemble a misting irrigation system for trees and have to choose between PE tubing or Nylon tubing. PE has 5.5mm wall thickness, nylon has 4mm wall thickness. Both are rated for 80-100 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Radon Bubbler losing pressure

My radon Bubbler pressure is set 40/60, and is a 35 gallon tank, and my well pump pressure is set to 40/60 and is 25 gallons. Regardless of the amount of water we use day-to-day, periodically the ...
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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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Water pressure regulator location

What locations should I look in to find the water pressure regulator for my home? It is a townhouse in NY state, with crawlspace. My section is maybe 8 units connected together. So far I’ve found ...
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Water pressure in second floor very low

It has been couple of weeks now that the water pressure in the second floor - two sinks, toilet tank and shower is very low/dripping, but the first floor kitchen and bathroom water pressure is fine. ...
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Will reducing the size of a pipe running to my bathroom reduce pressure at the fixtures in the bathroom?

I bought an older house and there are 1 inch pipes running from my hot water heater, across the basement then up to the bathroom on the second floor. The pipe also goes a round-about way and there is ...
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Shower cuts off 2-3 minutes

We built our home about 34 years ago and we have a private well. For the last several years, we’ve experienced our water will shut off for 2-3 minutes in the entire home, then return to full flow. My ...
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Should I use push-to-connect fittings for PRV installation?

I have excessive water pressure and intend to install a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) on my 3/4" copper water line. While looking at PRVs I noticed that some products feature SkarkBite push to ...
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Is a transition from 1/2“ tubing to 1/4” and back causing low pressure?

I installed my RO system this weekend and I'm pretty excited. The water pressure seems low though. Not unbearably slow but much slower than before the system was put in. The system is 6 stage and ...
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Causes for toilets to self-flush due to water pressure issues

Hopefully I can convey my question properly. My townhome is about 20 yrs old (relatively new). It is two stories tall. I have 2 toilets upstairs and one toilet downstairs. This issue just started ...
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Cold Water Tap has High Pressure

Thanks for reading, I appreciate it. In my main floor bathroom, my cold water sink tap has incredibly high pressure. All other water sources in the house seem to have a normal operating pressure. ...
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Repair or replace a water pressure regulating valve?

The water pressure inside a property is low. The property obtains the water from a municipal water supplier. Staff from the supplier measured the incoming water pressure and reported it was within ...
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3 psi on main before drop to 1/2"

The psi on the main Mobile Home Park side is 3 This is before the from to 1/2" pipe leading into my homes main. The old pipe is galvanized, 3/4 to 1/2" I believe. In repiping all the water ...
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Low water pressure from tub spout after new cartridge and spout

I had very low water pressure coming out of my bathtub spout and the shower diverter was faulty so I removed the spout. The pressure was low coming out of the 1/2 inch copper pipe. I then replaced the ...
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Toilet does not flush, pressure is non-existant, it worked when first installed, what's up?

We have an American Standard toilet (I'm not sure of the exact model, but it looks something like that Champion 4). When first installed, it worked great and it was indeed a one flush device. ...
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water pressure regulator releasing a tiny bit of water

About a month ago i installed new water lines and a water pressure regulator. The supply pressure is ~95psi and the regulator drops it to ~50psi before it continues to the house and workshop in 1.5&...
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Pressure guage full of water and leaking

I have some DIY knowledge, but it falls somewhat flat when it comes to plumbing. I noticed there was a leak in the airing cupboard and tracked it down to this innocuous pressure guage. I have no idea ...
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Changing swing check valve for a Double Check Valve Backflow Preventer

I have a bad swing check valve and was thinking of replacing with a 3/4 Double Check Valve Backflow Preventer Assembly. The utility pressure is 10 PSI and is hard water. Since my current check valve ...
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Water leak under kitchen after shutting off / turning on water

I'm working on an older 1950's home and was looking to replace a shower diverter (related post of mine: Replacing shower diverter head). We turned the water off at the shutoff valve, did some work in ...
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How does a water mains booster pump work? Isn't the flow rate solely determined by what reaches the property in the first place?

When getting quotes for a boiler replacement, we've been recommended to install a mains booster pump (e.g., Salamander HomeBoost). We live in a 3rd story UK flat and currently get a dismal 5 l/min ...
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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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No hot water on high pressure shower head

I just moved into a new apartment. I noticed that the pressure in the shower is not optimal, but the hot & cold water work fine. After changing to a higher pressure shower head, the pressure is ...
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Water pressure high when first opening kitchen faucet then reduces dramatically when fully opening faucet

This just started happening today out of nowhere. When I open the kitchen faucet halfway the water pressure is ok. When I open the faucet fully the water pressure drops dramatically. Any ideas as to ...
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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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Newly installed thermostatic mixer runs cold when shower head raised in height

I've installed a thermostatic mixer into my shower; unfortunately now when I raise the shower head height to above my head (or any useful height really) the water comes out cold. If I keep the shower ...
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Low pressure in shower after water main restrictor installed; what are my options?

Note: Lots of similar questions, but they mostly deal with either a sudden, unexplained drop in water pressure, or with water pressure that has always been low. In my case, the situation is as follows:...
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water pressure drops when irrigation system is turned on

I am using well water. The static pressure measured with the outside faucet is 60 psi. When irrigation system is turned on, the water coming out of all sprinkler heads in any zone is weak. I guess the ...
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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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Check valve for high pressure water flow

For irrigation, we have about more than 50000 L of large tank and the outlet of 2 inches (thick red - high pressure) goes through the ground for drip irrigation. Now I need another small tank of 200 L ...
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How to construct safe safer waterfalls for baby fish? [closed]

I am building a large pond comprising three separate pools and two waterfalls. The waterfalls comprise a brick wall, with the top row of bricks removed, so that water flows over the area with absent ...
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“Looping” the plumbing in a master bath

Background: Sorry for the long explanation, but I think it's worth providing everything up front. We are remodeling the upstairs master bathroom. Due to some nasty floor joists I've already had to ...
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Does my PRV need to be replaced?

What is an acceptable pressure drop when a faucet is opened, if the PRV is functioning correctly and all the pipes are sized right? I have a 1.25” supply transitioning to a 1” and then splitting into ...
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Can flow rate (or pressure) at the end increase if the diameter of pipe increased and then gradually reduced along the way?

We have a water tank that's just 6.5 - 7 ft above ground level. The length of the pipe from water tank to sink tap would be around 25 ft. Output from water tank is an 1.5 inch pipe which then reduced ...
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Water filter setup - 1 1/4 inch pipe to 3/4

My house runs on well water and the main pipe that leaves the pressure tank is 1-1/4" copper. I am looking at installing a spin down filter and regular water filter for the whole house. My ...
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High Water Pressure After Rebuilding the Regulator

My house is in the hills; the water coming in from the city is 170psi. I have a Wilkins 600XL regulator that was installed about 10 years ago. Over the last year or so we have been getting high-...
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How to build watertight containers that keep water out even if it is fully submerged? [duplicate]

Examples of appliances I want to protect are: monitors, computers, and printers. I have looked everywhere and I cannot find a solution where I can simply buy a box in the market. These are often times ...
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Whole house filter/water softener affect water pressure?

Since moving in we have some issues with the water pressure in our house. I have adjusted the water pressure coming into the house and measured it at around 60psi (originally was set to around 35-...
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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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Does 62 PSI water pressure with spikes of 82 PSI necessitate a water pressure valve (for a new hybrid hot water tank)?

After two days of observation of our water pressure (using a test gauge), the normal water pressure is typically between 61 and 63 PSI, with 62 being the most common reading. Peak-pressure readings ...
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Any special precautions when turning off water to a property?

When turning off incoming pressurized fresh water to a property for a few hours during non-freezing conditions, are there any special precautions that need to be taken? Specifically, is there anything ...
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Can I connect two soaker hoses with a normal garden hose in between?

I recently bought this soaker hose kit for a couple of garden beds. In one section of the garden I have two beds with space in between. Is it possible to connect two stretches of soaker hose with a ...
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Will water tank pressure vary by tank platform height?

We have a water tank (1000 liters) in our slab with extra 5 feet height and want to connect another tank of same quantity in slab(no extra height), like this: Water pump input > tank1 > tank2 &...

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