Watts Recirculation pump low water presure inshower

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  1. Candy

    Candy New Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    My husband installed a watts recirc pump on our hot water heater waterline. Because it was hard plumbed we had to cut out some of the pipe and fittings ard replumb it. We soldered and replaced tubing including a t and the solder side of a few female connectors. For part of the replumb in tbe water line we used a braided hose because of a hard angle to solder. We got it a pu t back tovether and there were no leaks. On the top of the line there is an air hammer sound buffer. The master shower has low pressure and is the furthest faucet. There iz also ztill noise in the lines. What can we do to fix water pressure to showe?
  2. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida The wife is still training me.

    Oct 28, 2009
    Orlando, Florida
    Is it low pressure all the time with the circulator on or off? Is it the hot water, cold or both?

    The pump is at the water heater and a comfort valve pipe is at the bathroom sink near this shower?

    Close the stop valves at the comfort valve to eliminate the valve. Then try the water in try the shower. Of it is still low, something at the pump is the cause.

    Any other fixture experiencing low pressure?

    Can you post pictures?
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  4. mliu

    mliu Active Member

    Feb 7, 2007
    Was the pressure at the master shower low before the recirc work or only after?

    What is the return path for the recirculation?

    You really need to post photos of all the work that was done.
  5. plumber69

    plumber69 In the Trades

    Jun 20, 2014
    Prince Rupert, British Columbia
    Eliminate the obvious first, take the shower head off and try
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