(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: drop in pressure with toilet flush

  1. #1
    Service Technician OutdoorScotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    4

    Default drop in pressure with toilet flush

    We have a cabin in northern WI with a sand point well about 20 deep. My question: for the last few years the water pressure is fine while taking a shower (even a long one) or doing dishes. But if the toilet is flushed , the pressure almost immediately drops to 3 - 5 pounds. This happens with every flush, even if this is the only water being used. We are now having other problems where we have come to the conclusion that we need to drive a new point. (It's about 11- 12 yrs old). So I would like to address this as long as I am working on the system.

  2. #2
    Previous member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Riverview, Fl.
    Posts
    4,540

    Default

    I don't know why the Toilet would be the only thing to do this, unless your shower head is badly plugged like my Brother-in-law's Cabin in Northern Michigan (I gotta fix that thing some day) but 12 years is a long time for a Sand Point, I'm sure it's plugged nicely by now.

    bob...

  3. #3
    Service Technician OutdoorScotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    4

    Default

    The shower head is a new (last year) water saver type. You can do dishes while someone is taking a shower. The pump will eventually come on, but the toilet flush will trigger a drop in pressure in 45 seconds. We made a timeline the last time we were at the cabin.

  4. #4
    Previous member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Riverview, Fl.
    Posts
    4,540

    Default

    I woudn't be wasting time timing faucets, it's the amount of water that is coming from each appliance that counts. I think you will find out that your Screen is Plugged and you need to replace it.

    bob...

  5. #5
    Service Technician OutdoorScotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    4

    Default

    That's what we were afraid of. Looking for a weekend in wisconsin?? Just kiddn. Im stocking up on Wheaties. Wasnt fun the last time.

  6. #6
    Previous member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Riverview, Fl.
    Posts
    4,540

    Default

    I hear ya, I've done a bunch of them. I'm glad it was back when I was young.

    bob...

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •