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Old 02-04-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Hello my g/f owns a salon and has 5 sinks that are all connected. The first and second have low water preasure and the other 3 are somewaht low also just not as bad. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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5 sinks that are all connected.
The first and second have low water pressure
and the other 3 are somewhat low also just not as bad.
"low" and "somewhat" are vague terms.

Does any other sink there have "good" water pressure?
How about at the business next door?

How many valves are there on the pipe en route to the sinks?
Has anyone cleaned the outlet strainer?

Give us something to work with.

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Thank you for responding. A little more info here in that all 3 seem to have low [reasure but especially the middle one and especially with hot water. All 3 seem to need new hoses as they splatter water. I will have to check on valves but does this give anyone an idea tyvm
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A salon like that should have had 3/4" main lines ran so they would have the same pressure.
You could have 100 PSI pressure but if the lines are to small the water can not get the fast enough to maintain flow.
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A salon like that should have had 3/4" main lines ran so they would have the same pressure.
You could have 100 PSI pressure but if the lines are to small the water can not get the fast enough to maintain flow.

If you have 100 psi then your fixture will be blowing a part. They run 3/4 for the volume. A 1/2 line or a /4 line will have the same pressure. What you need to do is check the incoming pressure at the meter. Must see if they got a pressure reducing valve. If they do then you can turn it up. Mite be old Water line coming in and clogged up. But start will checking the pressure.
65 to 80 psi should be good.
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Read agin, never said he needed 100 PSI.
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Sorry you could have 100psi
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Are they belvedere shampoo sinks or commercial shampoo sinks ??

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