low water pressure everywhere


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Old 05-26-01, 03:19 PM
crushenberry
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I have well water and use whole house filters because of the dirt and iron that comes through the well. After I cleaned the filters and replaced them the water pressure has been slow everywhere in the house causing little to no water. Outside the water runs with heavy pressure. What should be done to fiz problem???

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Old 05-26-01, 04:21 PM
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Sounds like you may have replaced the filters with smaller micron filters.
Are you sure that the filters that you put in are the right ones? They may look alike, but they may not be.
By-pass the filters or remove the filters that you put in and see if the pressure is o.k.
If it is, just replace the filters with the right kind.
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Old 05-27-01, 06:15 PM
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also are the filters you are using made for non municipally treated water?
 
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Old 05-27-01, 07:19 PM
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Red face I don't know..

I honestly don't know what the filters are made from! Is there a big diffrence?

 
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Old 05-27-01, 09:18 PM
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As oldguy stated,the smaller the micron level the more it will restrict volume.If you have lots of visible particles,
in the water,sand,iron,limestone etc...you may need a strainer on your system so the filter does not get bombarded
with the heavy particles that dam it up.
 
 

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