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zimtl

05:46PM | 11/21/02
Member Since: 11/20/02
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
weve lived in this house for 15 years now, and i just can't take the "no" water pressure anymore i've though long and hard on what & where the problem could be but don't want to "dig" up more problems. Does anyone have any suggestions? the pressure is low throughout the entire house. My family knows if i'm in the shower "touch the water faucet and they die"

[This message has been edited by zimtl (edited November 22, 2002).]

rpxlpx

01:52AM | 11/22/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
Are you on "city" water or do you have your own well?
If you're on public water, do your neighbors have the same problem?
If you're on a well, do you have a pressure tank? Does it have a guage?

zimtl

05:12AM | 11/22/02
Member Since: 11/20/02
2 lifetime posts
we are on city water, and neighbors have adequate pressure. in addition the main line from meter to house is PVC atleast when it comes up to the house it is. and have noticed green spot in the yard year round but never gets bigger (stopped watering lawn to find moisture spots and lawn never came back)I'm not sure this would matter but the hot water seems to do fine except at peek hours figured it was the heat building pressure, but cold is only about half the hot.

[This message has been edited by zimtl (edited November 22, 2002).]

raymondvinzant

07:53AM | 11/27/02
Member Since: 11/17/02
50 lifetime posts
My suggestion would be to check out all your main valves. Many times, they are not all the way open. Sometimes (especially if they are gate valves) the valve becomes stuck partially closed. Even though the handle seems all the way open, a gate valve can leave its disk down inside the body and the handle is free to move. The way to test this is to remove the meter (after shutting off the water) then attach a hose to the line with a hose adapter, turn on the water into a 5 gallon bucket. Time the water filling the bucket. It should fill in 10 seconds. If it fills in 15 seconds that's only 20 gallons per min of flow. Adequate but not excessive. If it fills in one minute, you have a problem either with the line, or the main valve at the street (curb) is not all the way open. I have encountered main line pvc lines crushed by big rocks that were dumped in the hole during refill.
Good Luck
Ray
Master Plumber
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