Re: water pressure
Posted by Alex on February 19, 2002 at 18:15:20:
In response to Re: water pressure
: : Thermal expansion. If the water got warmer after you closed the valve, it would expand, with a corresponding increase in pressure (as long as you have no leaks and did not open any faucets). In a closed system, it takes very little expansion to raise the pressure significantly.

: : : This one has really got me puzzled. I shut off the water to the house I have The water pressure regulator comes first then the shut off valve then my pressure gauge comes next.The pressure guage went from 55 lbs to 100lbs this with the water shut off?????? What can cause the pressure to go up? Tom

: I noticed this would happen when someone would take a shower. I know my water heater has a pressure relief valve on it. How can the water be getting heated to cause thermal expansion? Is my water heater bad? Tom

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