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SteveB
12-08-2008, 02:41 PM
I have a situation where something in my condo is always leaking. If I shut off the water to the leaking device, it just causes the leak to move somewhere else.

The only thing I can think of is the water pressure to my unit is too high. Does this make any sense?

I get a small amount of knocking when I start the laundry too.

jadnashua
12-08-2008, 02:50 PM
Excessive pressure can make weak or old fixtures leak. It's fairly cheap and easy to check the pressure. You can buy a gauge at one of the big box stores or any plumbing supply store that would hook up to a hose bib, or with adapters, nearly anywhere. See what your pressure is, then get back.

kingsotall
12-08-2008, 07:21 PM
Excessive pressure can make weak or old fixtures leak...See what your pressure is, then get back.
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SteveB
12-09-2008, 09:55 AM
Thanks for the help. The gauge says my water pressure is a little over 140 psi, which I understand to be way too high.

kingsotall
12-09-2008, 05:45 PM
Get a plumber ASAP!

Jay Mpls
12-09-2008, 06:17 PM
YIKES!!!!!!!
Anything over 80 psi.Have your association people get a plumber ASAP!
And...good job paying attention where no one else seems to have! Your saving the building.