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Old 10-14-02, 02:54 PM
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Pressure

What is the best way to reduce water pressure buildup in my home.
My water heater is dripping water from the relief valve due to the pressure. Also my faucets start out blasting water and then return to a normal flow after a couple of seconds.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Old 10-14-02, 03:01 PM
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Do you know if you have a pressure reducing valve on the house water service, if you do, it could be bad and needs replaced, if you don't have one there, then install one.
 
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Old 10-14-02, 03:06 PM
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I admit to being a greenhorn here.
What am I looking for? What does the pressure reducing valve look like?
From the water supply I have the meter and then some type of valve with a screw adjustment on top. Is that it?
 
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Old 10-14-02, 03:10 PM
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That is it, dig it out and replace it with a new one.
 
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Old 10-15-02, 02:01 AM
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You are possibly experiencing thermal expansion...
 
 

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