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Re: water pressure

Posted By: Tony Snook
Wednesday, 14 February 2001, at 7:04 p.m.

In Response To: water pressure (Todd)

First, determine if your problem is pressure or volume. Is the problem the same at every outlet? take the aerator (that's the tip on your faucet or fixture where the water comes out) off and see if the pressure seems better. If you get more water with the aerator/strainer off, your problem is volume, not pressure. If that's the case, clean the screens in the aerator... problem solved. If the pressure seems the same without the aerator and it's low at all outlets then it's pressure. If you are on city water, there may be a pressure control at the meter. You can turn it up there but don't over do it. If a little more is better, a lot more may be a disaster. If you're on well water, you can adjust the pressure control switch but if you're not knowledgeable in electrical equipment I would suggest you have someone qualified do it. It's a simple matter for somebody who knows how so it shouldn't cost very much.

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