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Old 04-21-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
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The hot water pressure in my house is very low and the cold is good. I have a low pressure boiler and I was told the pipes coming from the heater tank on the boiler may be clogged, the problem is I do not see any heater tank on or connected to the boiler. The only tank I see is where the water comes into the basement from the well it is a big blue tank and the pipes go from there to the boiler.

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Check to make sure someone didn't partially close the valve leading to the boiler.

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It's either a valve somewhere or a clog. That clog could be anywhere though but will likely be somewhere that is smaller such as a standard valve(vs. a 1/4 turn). Just for future reference the blue tank is a pressure tank. It provides constant pressure to you house as well as holds water so your pump only turns when the pressure falls below a pre-determined value, usually around 18 psi. Meaning the pump doesn't turn on every time you turn the water on.
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My well kicks on at forty PSI and shuts off at sixty not eighteen.
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You can get different pressures. I wasn't aware that they went that high. As far as I can remember the one at the old farm went from about 18-45 psi.I can't tell if your making a pointless statement or bragging.
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You can get different pressures. I wasn't aware that they went that high. As far as I can remember the one at the old farm went from about 18-45 psi.I can't tell if your making a pointless statement or bragging.
Neither, 18-45 just seams pretty low if we are talking about well water pressure. Most of the wells that I have seen are set around the 40-60 range.

The pressure on mine is adjustable, I know an RO system will not work below 40psi.
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thank you Joe V, I think it may be the valves are very old





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The hot water pressure in my house is very low and the cold is good. I have a low pressure boiler and I was told the pipes coming from the heater tank on the boiler may be clogged, the problem is I do not see any heater tank on or connected to the boiler. The only tank I see is where the water comes into the basement from the well it is a big blue tank and the pipes go from there to the boiler.

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