|Posted by More on June 13, 19100 at 19:06:42:|
|In response to Re: water pressure|
: We would like to increase our water pressure, the pressure in the kitchen is great but the bathroom and outside spickets have very little pressure. We have copper pipes and our home is over 100 years old and we have a well. Please Help!
: New home owners,
: Terra & LaRue
If the pressure in the kitchen is great, then the pressure to the house is great. The bathroom lavatory faucets have pressure adjustment knobs under the sink. Turn clockwise to increase pressure. Only turn about 1/8 to 1/4 turn then try it, to see if pressure is okay. If no change, then look at the end of the faucet right where the water comes out. There's a small circular aereator and filter screen holder that is screwed on there which is probably clogged with sand and sediment. Unscrew it (after closing the drain so you won't lose parts) and clean and replace. Now is the pressure better? The outside spigots don't have a pressure adjustment, but the bonnet packing and stuffing could be worn enough to allow the valve stem to sink too low to prevent adequate opening when you want water. To change them, you'll need to turn off the water to the house at the meter
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