Why would hot water pressure be at a trickle and cold water pressure be fine at the bathroom sink?
If you have galvanized pipe in your house, you probably have debris in; your water line, your angle stop (AKA cut off),your supply line to the hot side of the fixture. If I could see it, I could tell you how to fix it. I would suggest calling a plumber. We aren't all a bunch of crooks.
What would cause a loss of hot water and pressure in one bathroom when you have water running in both bathrooms?
THE THING THAT CAUSES YOU TO LOSE PRESSURE AND HOT WATER IS BOTH BATHROOMS ARE CONNECTED TO THE SAME LINES. SO WHEN YOU RUN SOMETHING, THEN RUN SOMETHING ON THE OTHER SIDE, YOU LOOSE POWER THAT YOU WOULD NORMALY HAVE IF ONLY ONE BATHROOM IS ON. THERE IS NO QUICK FIX, TO FIX YOU MUST REPLACE ONE OF THOSE LINES WITH NEW ONES PROBABLY FROM THE BASEMENT. ITS ALOT OF WORK, AND COSTLY. JOE HOJAS
Undo the aerator at the end of the spout and clean out the screen of the aerator. It is probably plugged up. Run the water without the aerator attached. If you have full pressure, the plugged aerator is the problem. If you do not have full pressure without the aerator on the spout, it could be plugged in the spout. Usually the aerator plugged. Cheers
Think of it this way, if you had a plastic bottle filled with water and you poked a hole in the side, would water squirt out or would air squirt in? If air squirted in, then the air pressure would have to be higher. But since we know that the water would squirt out, we know that the water's pressure must be stronger. Of course, this is under normal conditions. If you pumped the air…
Why would the water flow decrease to a trickle after only a few seconds of trying to backwash your neglected green pool?
First place to check would be the airator screen on the faucet. The little screen where the water pours out of the screen could be plugged with iron or calcium depending on your water supply or plumbing material. The screen is just screwed in and should be able to be unscrewed by hand or gently with a pair of plyers.
Why would you lose water pressure only on the kitchen faucet which is directly behind the wall to the tub and toilet and bathroom sink if they are fine?
Why would you not have water at the kitchen or bathroom sinks but have good pressure in the bathtubs and outside?
Water boils when the vapor pressure of the water is equal to the atmospheric pressure of the air around it, At the surface of the Earth the atmospheric pressure is 760 mm of Hg. At that pressure the vapor pressure of water at 100oC is also 760 mm Hg. High in the mountains the boiling point of water would be much lower. In industrial boilers where the pressure is several atmospheres the water would not…
How do you get rid of calcium build-up in the PVC cold water line if it has caused the cold water bathroom faucet to slow to a trickle?
I wouldn't think PVC would attract the calcium particles, at least not to the extent you're talking about. On the other hand, the metal pipes in your faucet will. Try cleaning the faucet first. If you find you have calcium buildup in your faucet, you can either try cleaning it with a product called CLR (Calcium, Lime, Rust) or simply replace it. Good luck.
I'm guessing that you are trying the hot tap,in which case the initial pressure reduces.The reason for this,is that the water in the water heater tries to expand when it's heated,thus increasing the pressure you normally have...So when you open the tap, you let it out, causing you to open your tap further to compensate the drop in pressure.To fix this, ask your plumber to install an expansion tank to the hot water system.(you should…
Why would the hot water in the bath and basin have little pressure in a new bathroom suite that was just installed when the hot water in kitchen is OK?
The water pressure in my house is about 140PSI. Which is definitely dangerous. It happens more often than you would think. What happens is a city will use water supply lines which are too small for the water requirements. Therefore, they have to increase the pressure. You wouldn't want a pressure relief valve, because then if the pressure was too high, it would just spray water everywhere to release the pressure. You would want a…
If the column of water in the water barometer rose to a height of 35 feet what would the atmospheric pressure be in mm Hg?
If someone were to flush a toilet, the water pressure could drop accordingly. If you lost all water pressure, chances are that your main water line coming into the home has a huge leak or not enough pressure. The hot water tank is pressurized by the cold water pressure coming into the house. If there is no water flowing from the water meter into the home, you won't have any hot water either.
As you refer to "the meter", you are apparently on city water. Your meter will be near the PRV or Pressure Regulating Valve. This is a fitting on the main incoming water line with a bell shaped top with a threaded shaft and 2 nuts on it. As these devices get older they often reduce pressure. If yours is in good shape you can increase your pressure by adjusting these nuts. A new one can…
If salt causes water retention does that make it a good idea to eat something salty and of course drink plenty of water before a long flight to prevent dehydration?
i would avoid eating salty things in general, because they're loaded with sodium which raises blood pressure which is a very serious issue... and i would try to stay hydrated. especially on a long flight because due to the high pressure in the cabin, you can get severe headaches, and drinking water can help that. also not dringing enbough water gives u a headache. so if your issue is using the bathroom just do it…