COMMUNITY FORUM

Jedidiahh

07:08AM | 09/19/07
Member Since: 09/18/07
4 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
When we flush our upstairs toilet, there is zero water flow out the kitchen faucet. When I use the backyard hose (which has half the flow of our front yard hose) there is again no water pressure at the kitchen faucet. When we turn on sink faucets in the morning, there is a lot of air being pushed through. We are fed from the street. What is causing this problem? Herman

Sylvan

10:28AM | 09/19/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Sounds like you gave galvanized piping that has internal corrosion

Jedidiahh

08:15PM | 09/19/07
Member Since: 09/18/07
4 lifetime posts
Our home was built in 1979 and the pipes run between floors. Would you think this is galvanized piping? And how could I verify? Thanks, Herman

cdamnb

08:37AM | 09/29/07
Member Since: 09/28/07
1 lifetime posts
over the past four or five years my water pressure has been low. it takes forever to full up the washer, tub,etc. i was told that it is probably my water pressure regulator. i am not sure where it is, but was told probably about 2ft. from the meter. what is involved in replacing this regulator? how much digging is required? am i right on the location of the regulator?

thank you, cheryl

Billhart

09:51AM | 09/29/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Who told you htat it was probably the pressure regulator? Have you checked with the city to see what the water presssure in in your area?

Do you have a whole house water filter or water softener tht might be clogged?

Do you have old iron galvanized pipes that in some areas get full of mineral deposites?

And if you do have a pressure regulator a bad one can also cause those problems.

In my area older homes have the water meters inside. But older ones have them in a pit in the ground.

If used water pressure regulators are installed within a couple of feet where the water line enters the house.

But it is possible that one was installed in an outside pit.

But if it is just burried in the ground then someone messed up badly.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

For an eclectic table setting or outdoor lighting, try a riff on this project from The SITS Girls blog—converting mason ja... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2