Hose pressure causing low pressure inside home


Old 08-10-13, 12:51 PM
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Hose pressure causing low pressure inside home

Is there a way to adjust the hose pressure so that the water pressure inside my home is not low when the hose is in use?
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Old 08-10-13, 01:46 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

There really is no adjustment for that. Your water pressure is limited to the incoming supply line. If the outside hose is the same size as the plumbing in the house then half the pressure will go each way.

The pressure problem is more noticeable if you're in an older house where the incoming line is smaller or is partially blocked if it's iron and blocked by corrosion.
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You could always only turn on the faucet a little bit. Or maybe use a lower-flow sprinkler or hand sprayer.

But as PJmax said, you're really limited by the incoming water pressure/volume.
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