Re: Low Water Pressure
Posted by ken on June 26, 2001 at 00:39:08:
In response to Re: Low Water Pressure
: My wife and I just bought a house built in 1957. We love it, but the water pressure, especially in the showers, is not very good. Is there anything we can do? I plan to inspect the showerhead, but I suspect it is a more global problem. The house is essentially a row home in urban Philadelphia, but you should note that our lot is artificially raised off of street level, putting our basement at the same elevation as our neighbors' first floor (perhaps that effects water pressure?). Thanks for any advice you can give us.

: George

You might have a build-up of mineral deposits in the shower body, which would block the flow of water to the shower valves. If that's the case you might be able to clean the shower body with brushes after first shutting off water suppy and removing the hot and cold water valves and the diverter valve (if they are not frozen. Else replace thre shower body. Bummer if you have nice tile.

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