Re: low water pressure
Posted by Gary Swart on December 25, 2003 at 14:50:49:
In response to Re: low water pressure
Pressure and flow, although related, are often confused as being one and the same. If you have a pressure gauge that you can attach to an outlet, that will tell you PSI. If the main supply line is constricted, the PSI might be normal, but the flow very low. If the PSI is low, then there may not be a blockage and the problem would be in delivery system. It is unlikey that pressure would be the problem with a city water main; it would be possible with a home pump. All of this aside, you need a plumber to trace and repair the problem. There could be a bad valve, broken supply line, or debris in the line. If you have old galvanized pipes, they could be cooroded which would be why the flow has always been low, but since it suddenly got worse, that won't be the entire answer.

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