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whitecrow 08-03-2011 12:40 AM

Leak indicator spinning backwards
The leak indicator on the water meter will spin backwards 1/2 turn or so. Is this normal?
We have low water pressure after a leak we fixed and the water company is reluctant to check the meter for problems.

Akpsdvan 08-03-2011 02:08 AM

You turn the water off and the meter spins back ward a little?
You might put in a check valve before the meter to keep water from flowing backwards.

whitecrow 08-03-2011 02:16 AM

Yes would this be an indication that the meter is not working right?
We have very low water pressure.

AllanJ 08-03-2011 05:30 AM

I would not worry if the tiny spinner in the meter turns back a half turn. If it went several turns or kept going then I would worry.

By the way, if there is no backflow perventer it is possible for the normal expansion of water to push some back into the water main as each new tankful of water in the water heater is heated.

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