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widescreentv

09:40PM | 05/20/06
Member Since: 05/20/06
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I own my house in Canada in Sk. One thing I noticed right away was the low water pressure.I figured it was the way the neighborhood was. Not to long ago I had the pleaseure of looking after my neighbors houses while they went away last Christmas. I noticed that they had awsome water pressure. Both of them. So I called the city out. They said it was the correct water pressure.

The lead in to the house is about 1-1.5 feet of 3/4 inch, then the meter (about one foot), and then 1/2 inch after that. The 1/2 inch is everywhere. The only thing that is 3/4 inch is the lawn sprinkler lines and that could be better to I would assume.

Should all the pipe right up to about a foot or so be 3/4 inch?

Would my problem most likely be the 1/2 inch?

I mean. It is something we can get by on but...it's just not...right. You know what I mean?

The inlet valve is a dial valve. I have heard of valves rusting and blocking the inlet before. You? Should I have this changed to a ball tap?

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