Re: High Water Pressure
Posted by Gary Swart on May 26, 2004 at 01:32:34:
In response to Re: High Water Pressure
Steve, the difference between volume and pressure is a commonly misunderstood concept. Think for a moment about bicycle tires and automobile tires. That skinny little bike tire may hold 90 psi, and your car tire only 32 psi. Which hold the most volume? Water is similar. If you had a 1/4" pipe with 100 psi squirting water into a swimming pool, it would take days to fill the pool. But, if you had a 6" pipe with 5 psi, the pool would fill much faster. As e-plumber and Sylvan Tieger, two knowledgeable pros, have said, get a pressure reducer to regulate the pressure because partly closing a valve only reduces the volume, not the pressure.

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