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Screwno501 08-29-2012 10:06 AM

Gpm
 
Hi there. New to the site, can anyone tell me how I can check the GPM's coming into my house from water main? Thanks.

bob22 08-29-2012 10:08 AM

GPM will vary depending on the pipe you measure it from. Bigger pipe = more GPM than a narrower one.
Water pressure is a constant and useful number. That you can measure by buying a screw on gauge from a big box store.

joecaption 08-29-2012 10:11 AM

For you to have asked this there must be a reason.
What is it your really trying to figure out?

Screwno501 08-29-2012 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption
For you to have asked this there must be a reason.
What is it your really trying to figure out?

How many GPM's I have going into a water heater.

TheEplumber 08-29-2012 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Screwno501 (Post 999079)
How many GPM's I have going into a water heater.

That would depend on how many faucets you have open

Screwno501 08-29-2012 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheEplumber

That would depend on how many faucets you have open

Ok, so how do I check the rate of GPM's?

TheEplumber 08-29-2012 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Screwno501 (Post 999089)
Ok, so how do I check the rate of GPM's?

simplest way- put a 1 gallon bucket under the outlet and time it


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