lost water pressure in my whole house after install of a dishwasher???
by, 09-21-2011 at 10:50 AM (397 Views)
ok here's the deal, I have no clue what happened, my girlfriends dad and I installed a dishwaher, onto an existing line under my sink, the pipe cement he was trying to use and let set up, kept blowing off, and we would have to do it all over again, this was on standard PVC, straight from the dishwasher to the line under the sink, after this happened so many times, i became frustrated, we turned the water off for the night, essentially the water pressure was fine until this point, so i found the lines that led to the sink and kept them off all night, we seemed to have lost pressure already, the next morning I went out and bought a Sharkbite T and took out and replaced the crap job he did, and then turned the water back on completely again, still had horrible water pressure, i've looked to see if there are leaks, there are none, i've tried re-pressurizing numerous times, i.e. pulling all the knobs out on the sinks and tub letting the air to come out, then turning the water back on, from top floor to bottom floor, and vice versa.. none of this seems to work, we still have no pressure, and it all started when we installed the dang thing, any suggestions.. i did find a little sediment in my sinks and the back of my toilet, i'm hooked to city water, and i do not have a PRV in my lines anywhere, it comes from the street, to the water mainline in the basement, to the main on/off valve, and then to the water reader, where there is another valve that needs open for the water to be full, so if you have any idea whatsoever, it would be great, like i said no leaks, just no pressure in the house, well just enough to shower, and flush the toilet, which i might add takes forever to refill.. Please suggestions..