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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No water from the faucet

I have checked the circuit breaker and it is good. The sub pump is running alot because our basement flooded. The water pressure tank shows 70 psi and is covered in poop and water. We have no water ...
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Water flow/pressure drop

When I was installing a tankless water heater in a new location - I decided to replace my 1/2 copper with 3/4 pex as part of the project. However, after turning on the water back on if more than one ...
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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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Water pressure in bathroom sink

Wondering why the cold water comes out with full pressure but warm is at 1/4 of the pressure? What are all the things I can check?
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Thermostatic control of an unmanaged energy source to supply hot water cylinder

I have a solid wood burner that contains a heat exchanger. There is no guarantee that the combustion can be regulated. This heat exchanger feeds a loop that acts as the source heat exchanger in a hot ...
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What are my options for ensuring that water pressure doesn't drop in the top floors when taps in the lower floors are opened?

In many multi-storied buildings, I've noticed that the water pressure in the top floor taps reduces drastically when the taps on the lower floors are open. I'm currently in conversations with the ...
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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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How much pressure fluctuation is normal on 3/4" line when one tap is open?

We have a 3/4" meter / water supply line to our house. How much pressure difference should I expect between when no water is running and (say) one cold tap is open full? I assume flow rate is about ...
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water company replaced meter now very low water pressure!

I recently came home from work to find the water company digging up my front yard. Apparently they were putting in a new meter? An hour or so after they left i turned my kitchen sink on and water ...
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Reducing pipe size on Booster pump

My potable water pipe is half in throughout. The booster pump I would like to install is 1 inch. Can I add two reducers to accommodate this pump and would this cause any problems as such? Firstly my ...
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Low water pressure issue

I have replaced both PRV and expansion tank and still have an issue with water pressure when one or more taps are used. Any ideas for my next step.
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High water pressure issue from hot water heater

Hoping someone can help me with this weird issue I am having with the water pressure at my house (at least seems weird and mysterious to me). This is an issue that started happening about 6 months ago....
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Well pump ends up overwhelmed. How can I solve this?

I have moved into a house with a well. Occasionally if too many water uses occur the pressure tank is expended and it trips the switch to off and it stops running. If I go down and reprime the ...
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Home water pressure consistently exceeds 150 PSI

Background: When I bought my home it had a 50 gallon gas water heater in the garage without an expansion tank. On the hot water line there is a Watts adjustable pressure relief valve (this NOT the ...
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Questions about home water pressure (105-110 PSI range) and the drastic pressure drop when a single faucet is opened

I live in a three-storey townhouse and have measured with a pressure gauge on an outside faucet, at the laundry machine cold water feed and on the hot water's hose-compatible drain a pressure of ...
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Shower makes loud squealing noise at lower settings

I have an older three knob shower that make a ridiculously loud squealing noise along its pipes all the way down to the basement. It outputs water at a quite a high pressure and whenever I try to ...
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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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Is there a difference between A112.18.1 and A112.18.1M (both 2.5gpm) shower heads?

Also, what does this practically mean when it comes to shower heads?
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Hot water spigot in bathroom shuts off aftere a few seconds

When i run the hot water in my bathroom sink, after a few seconds i hear a bang behind the wall and the hot water shuts off. This only happens at this one location.
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Increased Water Pressure after Expansion Tank Replacement

Two weeks ago, I had to replace the expansion tank on my hot water heater due to a small pinhole on the top. Ever since then, it seems like there is increased water pressure when I flush either of ...
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*Reduce* shower pressure?

I just moved into a new apartment on the 2nd floor of a 30 story building. The shower is one of those single-handle types where you turn to change temperature, but flow isn't adjustable (unless I'm ...
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1/2“ Feed, 3/4” Piping, Effect on Water Flow Rate

Currently plumbing a 20" rain shower (droplets + water fall). Using it with a water pump/booster. The valve that comes with it has two 1/2" inlet which consists of cold + hot water so it's basically ...
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What causes water pipes to shake violently with no known catalyst?

I woke up this morning to the sound of my water pipes shaking violently. So violently that I could feel the walls moving. The house was built around 10 years ago, and has water hammers. Normally I ...
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Kitchen faucet low pressure

I believe the low pressure from my kitchen faucet hot and cold is from this blue connector. The faucet and parts are new. If I disconnect this, the pressure seems normal, but with it connected it ...
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Why would turning on/off hot water when the toilet is flushing cause the tankless pressure relief valve to release water?

I noticed the other day that my tankless hot water tank was occasionally spraying water all over the place from the Pressure Relief Valve. The only way I've found that seems to reliably trigger this ...
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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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Pressure Cycling and Suspected Ruptured Line

We're having a bit of trouble with our well and water pressure, and I'm hoping you all might be willing to help us troubleshoot. This is a residential home with a well and a tank with a 40/60 ...
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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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