Lack of water pressure

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Old 05-26-00, 03:52 AM
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A friend of mine owns a mobile home in a local trailer park. They are not on the municple water supply but have a well. The water pressure in the master bedroom is terribly low, but is fine in the kitchen and the 2nd bathroom. For example, the water pressure is so low that it takes the toilet tank around 10 minutes to refill after flushing. The shower is also painfully low pressure as well, even after installing a hand-held shower head. Any ideas? TIA.
 
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Old 05-26-00, 07:30 AM
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Hi:Mike Palma

Since the water pressure problem is localized only to one area of the house, I would suspect it's do to the faucets either under the appliances or in the appliances.

Check those shut off valves and water lines and clean the faucet screens in the sink. Also the flush valve in the toilet tank. If need be, replace as many parts as is needed.

Prior to replacing any parts, after you remove the existing parts, flush the lines at those locations, then install the new parts.

Good Luck,
TomBartco
 
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Old 05-28-00, 11:50 PM
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As a follow-up, I removed the water supply line from the floor to the toilet tank prior to investigating further. I then cut the water valve back on and found that water only came out from it in little more than a trickle. So the problem appears to be in the water supply line.

In the master bathroom, there are a garden tub, two sinks, a seperate shower and the commode. Upon further inspection the other day, only the commode and shower have sub-standard water pressure. What would explain this and how does a dumb schmuck like me fix it?
 
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Old 05-29-00, 01:29 AM
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Has anyone done any jacking or such recently on the underside. Wonder if a water line has been flatten or pinched like happens with a garden hose.

Can you see or trace the lines themselves??
 
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Old 05-29-00, 08:56 AM
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A friend of mine owns a mobile home in a local trailer park. They are not on the municple water supply but have a well. The water pressure in the master bedroom is terribly low, but is fine in the kitchen and the 2nd bathroom. For example, the water pressure is so low that it takes the toilet tank around 10 minutes to refill after flushing. The shower is also painfully low pressure as well, even after installing a hand-held shower head. Any ideas? TIA.


Sounds like a kinked line, your going to have to fallow the pipes out and trace it down.


Best Regards Plumber2000
www.atozplumbing.com


[This message has been edited by Plumber2000 (edited May 29, 2000).]
 
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