Low Water Pressure
Home: Single Family, built in 1938
Situation: Water pressure averages 62 psi with a temporary 11 psi drop (toilet flush, fully open faucet)
Problem: Kitchen (1st floor), Shower and sink (2nd floor) water doesn't flow with the "aggressiveness" I've experienced in other homes.
Observation: Section from main water pipe to bathroom shower and sink includes 1/2" galvanized steel, then 1/2" copper, the 1/2" galvanized steel pipes to fixtures.
I've read that this may have more to do with pipe diameter (i.e. increase to 3/4") but, short of replacing pipe system, is there anything else I might be able to do/test before taking out a second mortgage to afford a plumber.
Last edited by nixplix; 10-16-2011 at 12:39 PM.