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How to construct safe safer waterfalls for baby fish?

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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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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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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Reduced hot water pressure after closing and reopening water supply in one upstairs tub

A week ago, my dad had shut off the main water supply to our house to repair a leaky shower head. Upon opening water supply, our faucets sputtered for a little while as they normally do and water ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Why do I have almost no water pressure after installing a new kitchen faucet?

I installed a Price Pfister 533 single control kitchen faucet today, and for whatever reason my water pressure is next to nothing. It was perfectly fine before. What is wrong and how do I fix it?
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Flow sensor adjustment for Navien 240S natural gas fired tankless water heater

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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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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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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Automating water to flow through one of two paths

I would like to have one valve to run water flow in exactly one of two different paths. I realize this could be done easily with two valves (split the flow, then close one of valves and open the ...
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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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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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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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What's the purpose of a cold water expansion vessel?

My rented flat (in the UK) has 2 expansion tanks behind the boiler, one red, one blue. From googling around I can find lots of references to hot water expansion vessels; the purpose seems to be to ...
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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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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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Why is my Water Heater Leaking only when I open the Pressure valve?

I woke up today to a full drip pan under the gas water heater and my utility room slowly flooding with water. Of course the drip pan was never connected to a drain and overflowing. After shutting ...
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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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Looking for advice on sprinkler system anti-siphon valve placement

I'm looking to install my own sprinkler system in my backyard and I'd love some advice. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to do, a picture of a water valve (to be replaced by a T and a shut off ...
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Sealing a water pipe leak with hardening compound without disassembly

I would like to seal a threaded fitting without disassembly. In the past, I have used some kind of hardening substance that could be used to stop leaks on water pipes. This is, of course, not "...
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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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is it possible to have a unstable water pressure?

I had my bathroom sink valves replaced by brand new shut-off valves. Since this replacement, I started noticing pools of water just under the shut-off valves. What interesting is: most of times I ...
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Question on New Shower Install Pipe Sizing

I am currently remodeling my bathroom downstairs (same floor as the water supply entry to the house). I want to install a Moen U thermostatic valve with (two) 1/2" inputs and (two) 1/2" outputs. I ...
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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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Shower runs cold, then hot, then cold. Faucet in same bathroom runs hot after shower

The 50 gallon gas water heater is on the first floor. Water pressure coming into the house is roughly 40 psi. On the second floor the kitchen and bathroom faucets are cold when turned on. I mention it,...
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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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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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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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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 water pressure drops after very little use time

Purchased my home 8 months ago and one of the first things I did was replace the pressure tank, switch, and water softener, and added a new filtration system. Everything was running fine, but overall ...
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Low water pressure at reverse osmosis tap after running fridge dispenser

I was replacing the air filter in my fridge and decided to install a water filter while I was at it ( it came with the air filter ). I ran roughly 2 gallons of water through the dispenser after ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Will a water pressure booster stress 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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Hot Water Pressure low on 3 faucets

I have 3 faucets, 1 on the main floor, and 2 in a bathroom directly above it, that have very low water pressure only from the hot water side. The bathtub in the same upstairs bathroom has great hot ...

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