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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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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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How to investigate occasional water-pressure problems?

After living in the house for about 10 years, a few weeks ago we started noticing occasional drops of water-pressure in the showers and faucets. It is not consistent -- after one person struggled ...
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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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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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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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Brand New Fridge - Low water pressure from dispenser

I just bought a brand new - Whirlpool French door fridge. Water is coming out of the machine, and ice is being made... but... the water pressure from the fridge is slow. House pressure is fine, ...
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Raising Pump pressure

My pump and switch are down the basement, which means the well is even lower, and I have a 2 story house. My pump is currently set at 30/50, and I need more pressure in the upstairs bathroom. I have ...
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Replaced water filter now very low water pressure

Had very strong water pressure through water dispenser. Then replaced water filter and now very, very slow water. Did all the things everyone has suggested to no effect. Found that by pulling the ...
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Dishwasher squeals right during fill?

Not much to it. I can provide model and all that stuff but don't think it is pertinent. Dishwasher squeals/whistles high-pitched right when it is intaking water - super super loud. So depending ...
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Shower only provides good water pressure on hottest setting

If I try to turn my shower down from the hottest water setting then the water turns off. I've tried buying a low pressure shower head but it makes no difference. What would be causing this problem? ...
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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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3/4 Inch CPVC Pipe Run Underground - Low Pressure

I tied into a water line that was capped off in my crawlspace. It is a CPVC water line that used to run to a sink in a utility room of my home. Water pressure when the line was connected was just as ...
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Shower head drips while filling tub

I was reading a previous post and I have the same problem. Filling the tub and water comes from the shower head. Wife hates it. We used pex from the valve to both outlets with drop ear 90s. The tub ...
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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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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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Electrical shower no water pressure after turning off the mains supply

Hi I am hoping someone can help me - I turned my water supply off and replaced two ballcocks - one for heating and one on my main tank - drained all water out of the system - turned supply back on ...
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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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Single handle faucet problems

We have a single handle faucet in our kitchen sink, it started having issues where the water flow would sometimes be fine, sometimes non at all, or somewhere in between, at random, but almost never ...
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Slow running cold water

My cold water tap in my bath has gone from fully running to a trickle. I have taken off the tap bit but all seems ok. Any suggestions please?
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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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Valiant Boiler - 3 months old

In September I had a Valiant boiler fitted in my 2 bedroom house. It hasn’t worked properly ever since. Every time I put the heating on my pressure drops from 1.5 to 0.3 bars and I get the spanner ...
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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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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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Is this water pressure tank gauge working?

I feel like our pressure tank is running constantly lately. I just took a look at it and am puzzled by the gauge on the side. This isn't zero - it's maxed out. Broken? ..or is there a bomb growing ...
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Wire adjacent to water line.

In redoing the house I'm working on (to live in) I've finally gotten to the point to start Plumbing. The house has not had running water in at least a couple of years. I was going to replace the ...
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SquidGee Dry System to prevent water seepage in basement?

One of the rooms in my basement has water seepage shown in the following: Some work has been done to patch the honey combs. Due to limited budget, I can only do interior waterproofing. I plan on ...
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Well pump runs 15 seconds then off for 105 seconds until pressure is full.

Well is 165 feet deep according to county records. Well pump is approximately 100 feet deep (string and plumb bob so it's approximate at best). New pressure switch 40/60. Tank drained and aired up to ...
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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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Two water tanks at different levels to same output

The requirement here is something related with harvested rain water which is stored in one tank and fresh water stored at a higher level. The building in consideration would have 2 levels and upper ...
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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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Irrigation pressure vacuum assembly leaking

I am trying to dewinterize my sprinkler system the first time in a home we moved into. After turning on the water to it from the basement, the pressure vacuum assembly just outside the house was ...
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New Pressure Tank Woes

I have a new pressure tank (WX-202) and don't think it's set up properly. Set at 40/60, I should have a drawdown of 5.4 gallons according to spec. I'm getting about 3.5 gallons before the pump kicks ...
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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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Combi boiler on 2nd or higher floor - how to tell if water flow and pressure is sufficient?

The combination boiler in my house has to be moved, and one idea is to put it in the loft space to free up a decent amount of space in the main part of the house. The house isn't big, so this would be ...
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Water pressure is very unstable

I'm having some very weird issues with the water pressure in my house. When nothing is running, the pressure reads 110 PSI. Obviously I want this to be lower. When the toilet is flushed, the pressure ...
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What would cause my taps to start with low pressure and then climb?

Some of the taps in our home have similar behaviour: When you open them, the water takes a while to come out, and then if you open them a bit more water suddenly comes out very fast. This bugs me ...
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Buffering Residential Water Pressure

My house is on a shared lot, and the water supply comes from a pipe supplied near the main house. We're not quite sure how everything is connected there, but from measuring pressure drops, we do know ...
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Low Water Pressure When Kitchen Faucet is Opened Quickly

I don't know how to search for this, because my searches don't turn up proper results. This applies only to my kitchen sink and water dispenser from fridge. The downstairs bathroom and all upstairs ...
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Booster pump connect to same line

I got a water pressure booster pump for my home and don't have an accessible return line. My inlet is from a garden hose line tap. Could I return to the same line using a T fitting and check valves on ...
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Water pump electricity

Where I live, the water pressure from the water utility is very low (About 8 PSI average). I am considering getting a jet pump with a 33 gallon pressure tank and a 400 gallon water tank for when there ...
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Water Pump Pressure Switch Adjustment

Hi we have a water pump in our building i wanted to change its cut in and cut off pressures but i couldn't understand pressure switch's setting also there is pressure gauge but i think it's not ...
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Water on basement floor and attempting to fix with mortar?

I have waterproofed my basement completely for three sides (digging and using membrane and installing weeping tile), but for the remaining side which is a sidewalk, it would be too expensive to bust ...
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Water pressure needle broken?

The needle on my water pressure has moved beyond the maximum measure, and I haven't checked it in several weeks. Does this mean it is broken, or do I need to let some pressure escape? The inbound ...
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whats the minimum water pressure for a shower/jet combo unit?

specifically, this unit http://www.houzz.com/photos/12411778/AKDY-Aluminum-Shower-Panel-Tower-with-Rainfall-Shower-Head-52-Mirror-Shower-modern-shower-panels-and-columns It says minimum is 28psi - is ...
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Low hot water pressure from cylinder

I have a flat with a cold water tank in the loft space, which feeds into an indirect (coil) heated cylinder in my airing cupboard. Hot water pressure has never been great, but acceptable. A couple of ...
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Can I use diaphragm accumulators to maintain consistent water pressure?

This is needed for a place where there's a high pressure water but not always available.

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