|Posted by Madonna on December 27, 2003 at 15:08:04:|
|In response to Re: PRV is regulating too much!|
: : We recently had to have the main water line to our house replaced. Afterwards the water pressure increased for a while but then went back to what we had before replacing the line. About two weeks ago it jumped up extremely high. I was concerned about this harming the house pipes so I called the plumber that installed the main line. I was told that our PRV probably went bad. They came out - we did not have a PRV so they installed one - $400.00 later. Now, the pressure is terrible. The plumber told us that we could adjust the PRV to regulate the water. We tried but there was no change. The plumber came out and adjusted the PRV as wide as it would go. Then he checked the PSI from the city main, which is 90 and the house PSI is 75. But, the pressure is considerable lower. Any suggestions?
: The PRV is not regulating too much. 75 PSI is at the top end of permittable pressures.
First off, let me say that my husband was the one dealing with the plumbers and all this is second hand information to me.
My husband was told by the plumber that we are getting 75 psi in the house. Yet, it is visually obvious, as well as personally experiencing, that there is a drastic decrease.in the water pressure. Yes, everything is affected.
I am not sure how I can distinguish between volume and pressure. Honestly, I am trying to understand but wouldn�t pressure move volume?
I guess the bottom line is that if 75 psi is considered very �good� and we are not getting anywhere close to �good� that I should call the plumber back. I was hoping I could come up with some answers possible solutions on my own.
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