new water heater = low water pressure??


Old 09-11-02, 08:48 PM
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Angry new water heater = low water pressure??

Help me!! We went from replacing all the "guts" in our short fat 30 gallon water heater, to a new tall skinny 40 gallon water heater this past 2 weeks (Argh! 2 weeks without hot water!) AND NOW we have very low water pressure. It's down to a trickle in the upstair's bathroom sink. What can we do about it? The entire house's plumbing was replaced to PVC about 5 years ago. Is it the water heater, or could there be something wrong in the pump outside (well water)? I just wanna take a decent shower !!
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Old 09-12-02, 06:37 AM
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This could be caused by either the pump pressure settings being wrong or your screens being plugged up from changing the hw tank.
Check the pressure at the pump and if it is in the range of about between 30 to 45 psi, check your screens
Old 09-12-02, 07:45 AM
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Probably a clogged aerator screen and showerhead, if the low water pressure is just at the sink and shower.
Good luck!

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