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Old 11-14-19, 11:17 AM
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Water Pressure Increase

Pressure has never been great in this house. City water. Can I nudge water pressure at regulator up a bit? I understand too much is not good. I just donít want to pay a plumber to turn a screw. Bad idea?
 
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Do you even have a pressure regulator ?
Most houses do not.
 
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Yes, it is easily accessible under my house. Iím concerned about flying blind without a pressure gauge. I want to loosen set nut and tighten 1/4 to 1/2 turn at a time, checking after each increase.
 
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That's a pretty poor plan. Are you going to go up 1/2 turn until something blows? Get a pressure gauge.

Also don't confuse pressure and volume. They are two different things. You can have good water pressure but if your old water lines are mostly corroded closed you will have poor water flow (even though you have good pressure).
 
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This is a gauge which attaches to your hose bib.
 
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That is why I asked. With the pressure gauge attached to hose bib what is a good pressure limit? 60 psi?
 

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Ah, if you had asked that question...

Maximum recommended pressure is 80 psi. I would try 50 or 60 first to see if you are happy with the pressure. More isn't always better as it puts more strain on your plumbing.
 
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You are correct sir. I wasnít aware of a hose bib gauge. Now I can almost be a plumber Thank you, I appreciate the replies.
 
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