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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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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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2 shower heads and 1 rain head…low flow

I hope someone can help because I'm truly lost here since I'm not a plumber. We just had our house built and it was completed just 3 months ago. We have a 50 gallon electric water heater and it ...
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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?
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How can I identify my bathroom tub faucet pressure valve?

I am looking for a replacement trim valve kit and I am having trouble finding the right one that will fit my current pressure valve. It appears to me to be a model from American Standard. Click ...
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Can air in pipes cause a faucet to catastrophically fail?

For about two weeks, I have been hearing a vibration and loud noise very time I turn on the kitchen faucet, mostly on the hot water side. If I turn to cold water it stops but periodicly when running ...
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Why use a Thinner Water Pipe to Branch off From a Tee

Sorry if this question sound naive. Normally in water pipes, when we see another pipe branch off from a T-junction, that pipe is a thinner one. Say, a 3/4" pipe will branch off only a 1/2" pipe in a ...
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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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Water pressure booster

I need to get a water preasssure booster for my two story home and would like to know what should I look for. I know a specific brand can't be named, so I'm looking in specifications I should look for ...
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Why do I have low hot water pressure in showers only?

I have 2 showers in my house. Suddenly the hot water pressure dropped in both. The cold is fine and we haven't noticed any change in the faucets in the house. What could make my hot water pressure ...
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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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How can I improve water volume with a half-inch supply? [duplicate]

I have a 1/2" pipe system in my house. The water pressure is very good if there is only 1 source of water open (bathroom faucet, kitchen faucet); but if there are 2 sources of water open then it is ...
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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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Pressure Testing plumbing - pressure drop over night

I'm pressure testing some PEX before I close in the walls. I pumped in 80psi of air around noon yesterday and it was about 60 degrees F. Was a solid 80psi from when i filled to to 11pm (11 hours). ...
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Where could the air in the water system be coming from?

We live on the top two floors of a small brownstone walkup. To get the heating to work upstairs I need to bleed the baseboard heater almost every other day. All faucets in the house sputter, and the ...
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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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Would it hurt my water pump if installed a second water pump on the output of the first?

I have a well in my garden(17m deep, 1m diameter), in it there is a platform on which my water pump for my house sits. Before the water comes out my faucet or shower it travels across some 20 to 30 ...
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Why do I have almost no water pressure after installing a new valve?

We had a leaky shut off valve under our master bathroom sink. The valve appeared to be original to the house. That would put it in the 40 year old range. I replaced the valve with a new “Shark Bite”...
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Water tank will not charge

[Please forgive bad terminology - I'm new to this] My water tank doesn't seem to take a charge at all. I'm hoping to get some suggestions as to what is happening. I have a bladder tank. If just a ...
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How do I use this valve properly?

I have a valve in my heating system that I don't understand. I have searched on the internet but I haven't been able to find any information on it. What I do know is that the valve's purpose is that ...
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What is the function of the metal mesh in the rubber grommet for the showerhead?

Our previous showerhead literally came apart in my hands, so I bought and installed a new one today. The first grommet connecting the ball joint to the shower pipe has a metal mesh disc in the middle....
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Max pressure I can set my well to?

I am new to having a well and the pressure in our house is OK, but not incredible. The well sits about 100 ft. from the house. We have 2 20 Gallon pressure tanks next to the pump. The pressure switch ...
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How to bypass a clogged water softener?

We have bad water pressure in the house all of the sudden, and I spent about an hour tonight trying to locate the general vicinity of the problem, and it looks like it may be our water softener. For ...
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Is a tank less water heater a bad choice for a house with low water flow?

We are thinking of replacing our current natural gas tank water heater by a high efficiency tank less heater. However we have a water main issue, the house is from 1930 and the main is partially ...
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Water pressure drops bad when using 2 appliances

Just bought a house. When using more than one anything in the house, the water pressure drops significantly. For exmaple: flush the toilet. While it's filling back up, the sink will just trickle ...
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Valve to select higher pressure water source

I'm trying to build an irrigation system which runs off city water supply and pumped water from a rainwater storage tank. To keep it simple, the idea is to have the sprinkler timer open a valve from ...
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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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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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*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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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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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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T&P Valve dripping after connecting new lines to water heater

I put in a new bathroom right by my water heater, about 25 ft of hot and cold pex line. Ever since The day I turned on the valves to do a leak test, I've had a very slow drip from my temperature ...
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Pressurized Container Automation [closed]

Not quite home-improvement, however the engineering question lends itself to the expertise of the fine folks in this forum. I am interested in pressurizing a hopper of tennis balls with a device like:...
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Installing 2 shower heads

I'm about to finish the rough plumbing in my shower, wife wants 2 shower heads. I'm fine with it, but what are the specs for the pipe size? Can I buy 2 shower valves with 1/2" inlets or do I need 3/4"?...
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Can a tankless water heater outlet pressure be increased without a second heater?

My father-in-law has a five-bedroomed house with three bathrooms, two of which are in use. The household is gravity-fed with a cold water tank on the roof, and a gas-fired tankless water heater on the ...
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Hot Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve Hissing and Discharging Water after Draining Tank

I just drained the hot water heater, as I do every year (using the following video for instructions: https://youtu.be/qqaehhGYV_I). This time, the pressure relief valve had a slight hiss after I ...
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Water coming from the cistern is not capable of flushing the commode?

Its been months now that our water pressure is not enough to fully flush the commode, every time it must be filled manually or wait until it fills for the second time for a complete flush out.
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What type of water pump is also a valve (e.g. will resist head pressure when off)?

Many pumps, when turned off, will still pass water. If there's any pressure at all upstream of the pump, the impeller will turn and water will leak through in the forward direction. To prevent ...
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How high can I adjust water pressure in my well tank?

I have a well with a pressure tank that supplies household water. I'm replacing the pressure switch because it's old and faulty. I see that pressure switches come in 20/40, 30/50 and 40/60 psi presets....

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