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danis11

09:28AM | 05/02/12
Bvplumbing
Hi,

I live in a flat on the top floor flat in my block. The water pressure is very low much of the time but sometimes ok. Three times recently, however, I've run out of cold water altogether. This has happened in the morning when the second of two people in the house has been showering. I wonder if anyone knows of a common cause and fix of the problem or if I have to resort to getting a plumber out.

Thanks

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LarryG

06:48AM | 05/03/12
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
It could be as simple as too many of the flow restrictors/aerators removed allowing certain fixtures to hog the water while others starve for it.

Sylvan

12:31PM | 05/13/12
Member Since: 01/24/06
1567 lifetime posts
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Sounds like you have ferrous metal piping or possibly sediment build up inside the supply riser restricting the amount of volume that flows to the fixtures on the upper floor.

The piping can be replaced or possibly a booster pump can increase the pressure .

In some cases the lines can be back flushed pushing any sediment back to an open spigot
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