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What should I do about this Alpha HE CB33 Boiler pressure error condition?

I have an alpha he cb33 boiler which has stopped working this morning. Yesterday I removed a radiator for cleaning then put it back on and re-pressurised the system. It was working ok last night. ...
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What could be causing my spa filter to clog regularly/often; and how can I fix it?

EDITED FOR TL;DR: I have an above-ground fiberglass spa in the backyard of my home. I'd call it a four-person as more than that would probably overflow the tub, but it's got seating for up to seven; ...
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How can I make a mixer shower more powerful?

The Mira mixer shower has variable temperate settings from 1 (cold) through 10 (hot), plus the extra bit for hot water only. I normally shower at 3 and was thinking there must be a way to let more ...
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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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Low Pressure From Shower Head Troubleshooting

The water pressure from the shower head in one of my bathrooms is extremely low. The pressure coming out of the faucet of the bath is low as well. It has not always had this low pressure, it has ...
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Problems with crossed hot & cold water lines on shower

My contractor installed a brand new Grohe universal rough-in box, and a Grohe universal pressure balance rough-in valve with diverter. Right after the rough-in box was installed, and before everything ...
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How to prevent pressure from dropping from my water heater?

Until two weeks ago, my parents house used one water heater ( noted "1" on the picture) to provide two bathrooms and the kitchen with hot water. The bathroom on the first floor consists of a bathtub ...
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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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What is the typical water pressure for a sprinkler system outside a home? [closed]

What is the typical water pressure for a sprinkler system outside a home?
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Kitchen faucet has low water pressure but can't identify the faucet

I am having trouble with low water pressure in my kitchen faucet. It started happening gradually over timeIt is a single-handle, with a sprayer nozzle. From reading other posts here I'm pretty sure ...
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Should a water distribution manifold consist of a circular loop?

I'm replacing the copper in my house with PEX tubing and I'd like to set up my new utility room with hot water and cold water manifolds. Each connection on the manifold would then lead to either hot ...
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What could have caused the hot and cold water to stop running in one sink, while all others are fine?

I have two knobs, and one faucet, in my bathroom sink. Both hot and cold slowed to a dribble at the same time. I was brushing my teeth, hot water running, then heard a "pop" sound and the water ...
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How can I increase water pressure after installing dual-head shower?

I recently installed a 2-headed shower system in my master bathroom (2 shower heads coming from one pipe). Afterwards, the problem I suspected occurred. Having the "gate", if you will, set to direct ...
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How can I use drain motor as aquarium motor?

I want to circulate water which falls from a tank that 2.5 meters up to the reservoir tank at the ground level. I know there are numerous pumps but I want to use a washing machine drain motor if it is ...
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Is it possible to control water pressure using a ball valve?

I have too high water pressure (120 psi) on the main line. If we assume the water pressure on is constant, then is it possible to reduce it by reducing the flow using a ball valve? The reason I'd ...
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Can I use a gauge designed for measuring air pressure to measure water pressure?

Looking around at the local home improvement center for a water pressure gauge, and all they seem to have is a gauge with 3/4" FGHT (Female Garden Hose Thread). Of course I could get a bunch of ...
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Very low water pressure in house

I have a single stored house with an overhead tank and a one inch pipe running down. In bath rooms this one inch pipe is reduced to half inch as all our bath room fittings come with .5 inch gauge. I ...
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Water pressure low after hose was left on overnight

The water pressure inside my house went way down and stayed down after the hose was left on overnight. It's been a while now and the water pressure is still low (useable but low). The air pressure ...
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How can I tell water pressure is too high for the washing machine?

The technician installing our washing machine said that the water pressure in the pipe to which our washing machine is connected is too high, and that it will break if we use it this way. The manual ...
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Water pressure low due to small pipes - any options?

I bought a house and found out too late that it appears the entire upper floor is supplied from one small pipe. So if you flush the toilet or wash your hands while someone is in the shower, they get ...
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Why does my water pressure fluctuate?

When I run the shower, mostly hot water, the pressure will run normal for a minute, then raise for a minute, then repeat. My home is supplied by a well. What is causing this?
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How do I find out the correct pre-charge air pressure for my captive air water tank?

I have a Sears captive air water tank (model No. 390.29171) that stores water pumped from the well. When we took possession of the house, there was no water in the tank or lines, the water pressure ...
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Is it OK to Pressure Wash Brick

I have a brick house and the bricks have what looks like mortar and paint marks on the brick. I believe they call this a messy mortar look. I do not like this, but I am wondering if I can have the ...
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Do I need to replace this water pressure valve?

We recently bought a house built in 1976. The property is relatively rural but does get city water. The water pressure in the whole house is less than desirable, so we had a plumber come out to tell ...
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How to fix leaking PVC fitting?

I screwed up. I'm usually pretty good with PVC. I used the approved cleaner and primer, and Weld-On 705. I've done this dozens of times. But here's where I screwed up: one part was a threaded bushing:...
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How can I prevent sudden increases in shower water temperature

I assume, but am not sure, that this is caused by someone else in the house competing with the shower for cold water. I'm guessing an anti-scald valve might be necessary but perhaps there is a way to ...
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Would increasing pipe size just after the meter give better flow without increasing pressure too much?

I have a wife and 5 kids. Three of them are teenage girls, which means I hardly ever get a chance to shower. I wanted to put in a second bathroom to help fix this. I spoke with some local plumbers and ...
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Can I install water filters in parallel to abate pressure loss?

I'm considering adding a whole house filtration system. I know these have flow limits and cost pressure. If I installed two in parallel would that abate the pressure and flow drops?
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Any ideas why my shower pressure suddenly dropped?

Our shower used to have great water pressure, as does all the taps/faucets in the house, but recently it just went down to a trickle. Some initial googling suggested it was most likely a blockage in ...
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How can I test and increase the water pressure in my apartment?

I have a few questions pertaining to this topic: In Miami Fl what's the mandatory minimum water pressure for an apartment? (Or where can I find this info) How can I increase my water pressure at the ...
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What could be causing our shower fixture to not work properly?

All of the sudden, we can't turn our Symmons shower fixture to 12 o'clock. It stops around 10 o'clock in it's off position now. We've noticed that when we turn the shower on lately it makes a really ...
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Why would I run out of water for a few seconds and then get full pressure back

When I turn the water on for a few minutes I get great pressure and then the water totally stops. After 2-30 seconds the water comes back on and seems fine for the duration. At first I thought it ...
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Why do my toilet valves seem to have started running at the same time?

I had a bad toilet that started running last year. This was in a bathroom that is not used at all (guest bedroom). So, i just closed the valve to that toilet and decided to look into it later. I haven'...
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should I rework this 3/4“ main water line into 1/2” branch circuits?

The main water line into my house is 3/4". It then sizes down to 1/2" for the distribution throughout the house. I am wondering about the transition from 3/4" to 1/2" - what is the right way for that ...
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What could be causing low water pressure in cold line in only part of the house?

I have great water pressure (both hot and cold) in the front of my house (1st floor and 2nd floor bathrooms). In the back of my house (1st floor kitchen and 2nd floor laundry room) the hot water ...
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Getting the most out of a low yield well

I have a low yield well: it's only 27 feet deep which is a big part of the problem. Recently a neighbor had their well re-dug to 350 feet which I guess lowered the water table, because ever since we ...
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Is my water pressure reducing valve faulty?

I have a water pressure reducing valve at the main water supply to my house. When I put a pressure gauge on the water heater with no faucets running, I read 130 psi. When I turn on the bathroom ...
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Descale municipal water supply line

I have a pretty old house (1910) and the water supply line from the street is ancient. I suspect it may be narrowed with scale, and/or manganese fouling (there is manganese in the local supply), ...
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How can house hot water pressure be kept stable if more than one hot tap is open?

We have a Vaillant Ecotec combi boiler in the loft. When showering, hot water pressure is fine. But if someone opens any other hot tap in the house, it massively reduces the hot water coming into the ...
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What could be causing water pressure to build up after changing my under sink filter?

After I did a routine under sink water filter change, I am getting a powerful burst of water when I turn on the water dispenser that goes through the filter. It lasts only a second or so then the ...
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How to adjust a pressure regulator, that doesn't have a screw/bolt?

The pressure in my house seems to have dropped, so I called my City Water department. They came out and tested it, and said my regulator must be bad. So I dug it up, and found it's one I've never seen....
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How do I restore boiler pressure through the filling tap?

I have a "Glow Worm" combi boiler that has been losing pressure slowly - from 1.0 bar to 0.6 bar over the course of a few months. The instructions simply say that to restore pressure, "slowly open ...
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Pressure level in central heating system

Recently (since last week), the pressure in our heating system (as indicated by the pressure gauge on the boiler) is dropping rapidly. We're having to top this up around once every two days. As I ...
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Burcam 506532ss booster pump pressure too high

New user here. Hope someone can help. I just installed a Burcam 506532ss Water Pressure Boost Pump to help with my municipal water pressure. Example: Burcam 506532ss Water Pressure Boost Pump (...
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well pressure tank losing pressure

My well pressure tank has this symptom... Tank cycles about every 4 minutes without any water running. checked the pressure and it is where it should be. In between cycles I can see the pressure dial ...
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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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well pump pressure range too much from highest to lowest

I have a new pump installed that is made for kicking on and off with one gallon tank (according to installer). Basically no storage tank needed. However, in pursuing an intermittent problem I had ...
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No water pressure in heating circuit

I have a natural gas hot water furnace and I can't get heat. First I turn up the temperature at the thermostat and I hear the furnace turn on, the supply line gets hot and half way down the line it ...
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How can I fix low water pressure in one shower?

I am experiencing low water pressure in one shower on the second story in my condo. The water heater is on the first floor. The shower downstairs has good water pressure. Every sink and toilet seem to ...
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How do I pump up water pressure in my shower?

I have a well system that generates approx 35 psi of flow to my shower. How can I pump up pressure to the shower?