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Old 11-08-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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I have a 40 year old home with two bathrooms.

One shower has amazing water pressure and the other is pathetic. It seems to be getting worse in the lower one too. Even with no other outlets open throughout the house, it seems to really be very low. Is there anything I can do to troubleshoot what is causing this?

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is it the hot/cold pressures on all the house water faucets.does the house have copper lines,and how long has this been going on....did you once have great pressure hot and cold?

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I have a 40 year old home with two bathrooms.

One shower has amazing water pressure and the other is pathetic. It seems to be getting worse in the lower one too. Even with no other outlets open throughout the house, it seems to really be very low. Is there anything I can do to troubleshoot what is causing this?
If you have galvinized pipes, then the pipes may be having problems. Otherwise, suspect the valve and think about replacing it.

Does the sink in that bath have low pressure, if yes, lean towards pipes, if no, think shower valve.

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If you have galvinized pipes, then the pipes may be having problems. Otherwise, suspect the valve and think about replacing it.

Does the sink in that bath have low pressure, if yes, lean towards pipes, if no, think shower valve.

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Actually the sink in that bathroom is great. so this is a great indicator. The fixture in the shower is very old so I will look at the valve.

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