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Depending on your water supply, it may be as easy as calling the water company / department - depends where their responsibility ends and yours starts, in your local area. They might tell you it's your problem, they might send out their plumber to fix it at no additional cost to you beyond your water bill. Otherwise, valve leaks or replacement can be easy ...


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If you are looking to increase the water flow to the fixtures in your house but do not want to re-pipe the whole house, you could increase the supply pipe from the 3/4" inlet to the water heater. Tee off any of the individual supplies from the new 3/4" supply with reducers and the final pipe into the hot water tank could stay 1/2". This way you would double ...


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Help your wife to become at least something of a country person by letting her fix it while you (patiently and nicely) explain what needs to be done. Either of you should write down notes and/or take video or pictures, it being the modern era, to help with doing it unassisted. Then practice a few times without your help to build confidence and figure out ...


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To me that’s looks like the compression type the fitting in the center is to prevent the tubing from collapsing. I have used them a few times and believe you have the same, they also make them with 1/2” npt fittings but I use pipe stubs when I have pipe.


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This should not affect your water seal, which is the o-ring. It's probably just an assembly detail, particularly if the instructions don't mention it. I don't see any way it would affect the piston, which is at right angles to it. My best guess (and it is a guess) is that it's a way to install an orifice (small hole of precisely known size) at the time ...


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From the comments, it appears the PRV failed, likely with a slow leak on the valve. A good way to test for this is to shutoff the hot water tank, close all valves in the house while monitoring pressure over time. If the pressure slowly climbs even without the hot water heater running then replacing the PRV would be my next step.


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Looking at the timing of the question, you may have already solved your issue(s), but in the event that you didn't, here's a few tips. 1) Water systems are meant to be used, even if it involves kids who like long showers. I personally like a nice long, hot shower, so in our situation it would have been a test of self-control. Besides, who would purchase a 2-...


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It could be due to a backflow prevention valve somewhere downstream the expansion tank. This BPV must be upstream the expansion tank, if the expansion tank is upstream of the heater. I.e., there must not be any blocking device between heater and expansion tank. Sometimes the BPV is only a small insert in the connection of another device/valve, not to be ...


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Just to be a smart azz if you check prop 65 stainless has chromium way worse some say. To be truthful about lead stainless has no lead. Stainless has issues , have you ever seen a stainless boat? But for drinking water I would verify the seals were safe more than the metal. but as far as lead I would not be concerned. Just for fun ; For many years 60/40 ...


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Stainless steel alloys do not normally contain lead. Even plumbing fittings that do contain lead are not normally dangerous because the amount of lead that leaches into water is negligible. In general, for a lead contamination to occur, the liquid must be exposed to the lead for long periods of time (months) or the lead must be available in a soluable ...


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You say: This definitely isn't an issue with the tap; it happens to all of these lever-style taps throughout my property. This does sound like it isn't a problem with a specific tap (e.g. the seals are worn, the shutoff valves aren't completely open, etc). However, this could easily be a design problem with these taps, such that all of the same make/...


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It may also be the hot water heater/source is set at a lower temperature.


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Hi Jay, Going to 3/4 pipe will help yes. What you need to be carefull is : Avoid to install un-necessary 90 elboy or splitter or connector. Always try to run your Pex if you will use Plastic Pex, with curve, No Bend (Never). If you can run your line until your mixer (shower selector) without any fittings, it's the best situation to maximize the preasure....


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Upsizing from 1/2 to larger pipe will help, but only if the upstream supply supports it. In this case, with a 3/4" main, it is probably worth doing. Your plan of running 1/2" to and from the water heater is no good, go with 3/4" until you reduce to each fixture leg with 1/2". You shouldn't have to worry about big hot or cold swings in shower temperature, ...


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NEC 240.4(D)(5) Limits #12 copper to a maximum circuit breaker size of 20 amps. So if that existing wire is used then the breaker needs to be changed. NEC 422.10/422.13 Requires storage type water heater circuits be rated at 125%, so that breaker can only accept a water heater rated at a maximum of 16 amps. Watts are calculated Volts x Amps = Watts, so ...


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You really need to tell us what water heater you have now and what it will be replaced with. We can't really answer your questions without such data. You indicate you have "3000 watts with a max amp of 18.75". I don't get it. Most water heaters run on 240V, 3KW would require 12.5A. 120V (if such exists) would require 25A. 18.75 is neither. Most electric ...


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The installer's language sounds like the standard platitudes they give people to get them to drop the subject. You can't put a 30A breaker on a 12 AWG feeder cable, except for certain very arcane motor applications where the data plates from the numbers support it. There is a new type of water heater which is basically an electric motor. This is a ...


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I would remove the existing plug off the old one and fit it to the new one so it assembles correctly. You should be able to identify which wire is where when comparing the old and new. Edit update: Remove the male plug on the harness. Extend wires as necessary. Purchase two crimp-on (insulated) terminals that fit the new pump, fit and test.


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Piping systems restrict the flow of water through them. Elbows, valves, joints, and straight pipe all inhibit flow. When all faucets are off so there is no water flowing, the pressure throughout your home plumbing system will be equal at all points. When water begins flowing, the pressure throughout the system will no longer be equal. The pressure near the ...


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High probably you have non-insulated pipes or components in the area of the vent system. If you do not want completely and professionally remounting the hot water pipe, you have various ways to reduce the heating of the air: Insulate the hot water pipe as much as possible. There are suitable foamed insulations that can be easily pushed over pipes. But you ...


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Get the HC6000 dual float switch (non-mechanical). Set the low and the high activation with the high activation above the top of the inlet. I wouldn't bother messing with the mechanical floats they are hard to adjust, can get caught up on things and don't have the granularity of the non mechanical. If you end up with more water flowing in than can ...


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Gosh, it just sounds like it's misadjusted. The previous owner had no aptitude whatsoever in the handy arts, and just said "whatever". I see no reason for the pump to run until it's near the top of a sensible range. If your normal water table action is such that it never fills, so be it. That's not surprising if you're on a hill, and if it wasn't that ...


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That looks like the city meter in picture 2 ; In TX the home owner is not supposed to operate the 90 degree cock type valve at the meter ( not that it hasn't happened). There is another valve between the meter and the house . My valve is inside a large plastic pipe which I found while gardening near the foundation ( buried in leaves).


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1/4" quick connect fitting available all good plumbing and hardware stores, just make sure you cut the tube square and it is pushed in all the way.


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Duravit has used two different in wall carriers, Geberit, and Grohe. Yours is Grohe. Both company have excellent technical customer support representatives that you can call. That said,there are 2 things to check other than the obvious issues with worn flapper gasket. If it’s less than 5 years old, I doubt that’s an issue. 1. there is a diaphragm ...


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