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serv93

01:57PM | 02/17/05
Member Since: 02/16/05
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we have terrible water pressure throughout our house. I put a gauge on the pipe from the street and read 58psi. Any suggestions of what the problem could be?

LonnythePlumber

07:07PM | 02/17/05
I won't think 58 lbs would be considered low. If you're 80 lbs. you need to have a pressure reducing valve. Many wells are 40 to 60 pounds.

Good aerators make a lot of difference on pressure. They mix air in with the water. Ones with three screens really make a difference. I put a good aerator on a new faucet and the customers think I've done wonders. A good shower head makes a big difference also.

But if neighbors have a higher pressure you may still have a steel water service that is closing off inside. You problem may be volume at the 58 lbs. Does it drop when you use water in the house?
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