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When we are using our shower in one of our bathrooms and we turn the water on in the other bathroom or try to run the dish washer we lose the water flow in the first bathroom. The water will just trickle. Is there an easy fix for this problem or do we need a pro. Thanks
 

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Either your water pressure is too low or your pipes are too small, possibly because they are constricted in some way.

Check simple things first. For example, is the inlet valve from the water source to your house open all the way? How about the valve (if any) leading into or out of your hot water heater (though that should affect only the flow of hot water)?


Then, to help you trouble-shoot, we will need more information:

How old is your house?

Is this a new problem or a longstanding problem?

Do you have copper or galvanized pipes?

Are you on a well or on a public water system?

If you are on a well, do you know what the pressure is at the pressure tank?
 

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Depends on what kind of "PRO" you are referring too. PROcrastinator? Prolazy Procouchpotatoe What is happening is you are running out of water. It could be a partially closed valve. It could be an excessive deposit build up in galvanized pipe. On a well it could be a water logged pressure tank -air/water- or loss of air bladder precharge, a plugged pressure switch or misadjusted cut in /cut out pressures. If you are in an area with high pressure mains your regulator might be bad. Got more info???
 

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The house is 10 years old and pipes are copper. We have lived in the house 2 months and it has been that way the whole time. The water is public city. Thanks
 

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The house is 10 years old and pipes are copper. We have lived in the house 2 months and it has been that way the whole time. The water is public city. Thanks
Have you asked neighbors if they have similar problems? In that case it would indicate a system issue.

Check to see at your meter if the valve leading to your house is open all the way.
 

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Have you checked for basic causes like are all the valves fully open. If not start at the water meter and work your way to the problem area. Fully close then fully open each valve you find along the way. If this solves the problem great... Your done, have a beer and consider it a successful DIY project. If not get your self a pressure gauge from one of the home center stores in your area for about $10.00 that screws onto a hose bibb and check the pressure. Open a faucet with the gauge still on and note any pressure drop as the faucet is opened and report back.

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