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Dan Ahern 10-02-2011 07:18 PM

New waterline from the street
 
Installed water line from street to house. We bought the house from on-line auction. someone stole the plumbing. All I have hooked up right now is line from the street to the shower/tub and toilet in 1 bathroom. Also, not hooked up to a waterheater so no hot water. When I run the tub (just cold line hooked up) it just a slow stream. Will this get better when I hook everything up through a water heater, etc? When lines are not connected I have great water flow. When I connect, it barely runs from the tub faucet.

bubbler 10-02-2011 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan Ahern (Post 740709)
Installed water line from street to house. We bought the house from on-line auction. someone stole the plumbing. All I have hooked up right now is line from the street to the shower/tub and toilet in 1 bathroom

So you installed new plumbing to the bathroom?

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Originally Posted by Dan Ahern (Post 740709)
When I run the tub (just cold line hooked up) it just a slow stream. Will this get better when I hook everything up through a water heater, etc?

Why would it get better?

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Originally Posted by Dan Ahern (Post 740709)
When lines are not connected I have great water flow. When I connect, it barely runs from the tub faucet.

When not connected where are you getting the great flow from?

AllanJ 10-02-2011 09:08 PM

What lines are not connected to give you a good flow? What is still connected from which the good flow comes out of?

havalife 10-02-2011 09:36 PM

On line auction does not sound like it flows :wallbash:

VIPlumber 10-02-2011 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan Ahern (Post 740709)
When I run the tub (just cold line hooked up) it just a slow stream. Will this get better when I hook everything up through a water heater, etc? When lines are not connected I have great water flow. When I connect, it barely runs from the tub faucet.


Sounds to me like your shower/tub valve is clogged up. Pull the cartridge & clean or replace. Also run the water with the cartridge out which might dislodge some debris/sediment.

What is the pressure into the house?

TheEplumber 10-02-2011 11:08 PM

What kind of shower valve do you have?


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