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Old 01-19-2014, 10:28 PM   #1
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Added second floor bathroom. Total 2 in house now. Currently has 5/8 meter. One faucet open has good pressure and flow, but when I open another faucet , the pressure drops drastically. What should I check? House was vacant for 3 years/ water shut off. All new copper pipes except the main coming inside which is old. House built in 1920.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:32 PM   #2
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probably shut offs corroded under sink, replace them.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:34 PM   #3
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probably shut offs corroded under sink, replace them.
Shower is also affected. All faucets affected.
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Also remove the aerators on the faucets to clean them out.
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Also remove the aerators on the faucets to clean them out.
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I already did that.
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Cheap enough and good practice to just change the shut offs.
Buy 1/4 turn stops. (the real name for the shut offs)
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I bet the main is restricted to about the diameter of a pencil if it's been there since 1920
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Cheap enough and good practice to just change the shut offs.
Buy 1/4 turn stops. (the real name for the shut offs)
I can do that.
Now is it typical to have 3/4 line coming into a 5/8 meter then 3/4 through house with 1/2 take offs?
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I can do that.
Now is it typical to have 3/4 line coming into a 5/8 meter then 3/4 through house with 1/2 take offs?
Yep. Question you need to answer is the pipe from the house to the street galvanized steel?
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Yep. Question you need to answer is the pipe from the house to the street galvanized steel?
I'm certain it's not copper. If it is galvanized would the city replace?
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I'm certain it's not copper. If it is galvanized would the city replace?
Nope that would normally be you footing that cost. See if you can get estimates for a line push.
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What's the static pressure on your side of the meter?
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Static pressure readings will not show volume of water flow through a pipe.
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So I have a volume problem? Any one faucet open has perfect volume/ pressure.
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Static pressure readings will not show volume of water flow through a pipe.
So why do we like to have 60# static rather than 10# static.
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