||03-12-2007 11:10 AM
I've got old galvanized pipes throughout my house and have low water pressure, to the extent that you cannot use the kitchen sink if the shower or washing machine is running. I know that with this kind of pipe, corrosion builds up inside and they constrict and thus you get low water pressure. But Iím trying to figure out the best way to remedy this. It seems to me that a re-pipe is the way to go but is there any chance that maybe just the pipe from the shutoff needs to be replaced or something? The reason I ask is because each fixture has decent pressure on its own Ė itís just when you turn on two fixtures on at once that it drops.
I just donít want to go ahead with a whole re-pipe if something less might get the job done.