Whole house flow problem

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by shag_fu, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. shag_fu

    shag_fu New Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Work for contractor
    I just bought an old(90 yrs) 2 unit house. One of the thing I have on my list to fix is inconsistent and low flow to all the water outlets. After about 10 minutes in the sink water from both hot and cold slow to a trickle. After about 5 minute flow resumes. Pressure and flow rate seem low compared to other houses ive been in. Its on city water. Incoming pipe looks like 3/4, but there is a 1/2" galv 6-8" nipple attached to that then the water meter, after the water meter is goes back to 3/4. Should this nipple be replaced asap before I delve into other possible causes?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Sounds like a low-cost idea that probably will help.
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  4. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    I would do it first also.
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