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Low pressure water into my house.


I am having problems with the water pressure at my house.  The city replace the pipe section from the main water pipe to the water meter and after they did that the pressure improved slightly but I am guessing that I may need to replace the section from the water meter to the entrance point in my house.  I take a 5 gallon pail and it takes 1 minute 12 seconds to fill it to the top with the faucet opened to the max and while no one else is using any water in the house.  I live in Pembroke Pines FL but wanted to take a survey as to what is the average time it takes folks to fill a 5 Gal pail to the top.     Thanks to you all in advanced.  :)



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First of all welcome to our brand of madness!!

OK - your potential problem. I too have what I consider fairly low water pressure. Unfortunately it's at 50 psig as it enters the house and corroborated with two pressure gauges. I've talked to our town waster supply manager and he has said that with the distance I am from the town water tower, that's about what he would expect (my home is the last one in our town). I've, in an attempt to improve mine in areas of the house have actually replaced some of the copper piping with absolutely no change). As a suggestion, Home Depot, and for about 12 bucks has a gauge that you can install on an outside hose bib and the closest to the water line entrance, or on the cold line for the washing machine. If you are in the 50 pound range there, you may have all that there is available at whatever distance you are from the water source. Good luck



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Welcome....Bet you have 1/2" pipe coming into the house....most are 3/4" these days.....I had a similar problem at my old house in town....On a well now

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ICEJAS wrote:

 I take a 5 gallon pail and it takes 1 minute 12 seconds to fill it to the top with the faucet opened to the max and while no one else is using any water in the house.  I live in Pembroke Pines FL but wanted to take a survey as to what is the average time it takes folks to fill a 5 Gal pail to the top.     Thanks to you all in advanced.  :)


 I did it yesterday and it was just under a minute and we live in a subdv with a private water and sewer contractor- - - - however, they are on a brand new well now so things are dang good with the water



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Thank you.  That's not too far from what I am getting now.



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We have the same problem, but I am afraid to look too deep into it for fear of what I might find.  If it turned out to be water company related, I'd probably wind up in jail if I made much of a stink - we have a very powerful (politically) and bullying water district here; make too many waves, and they'll get'cha.



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