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Question DetailsAsked on 4/2/2015

water dripping from faucets, toilets working fine

Water was working fine, my roommate was taking a shower in the front bathroom, I turned on the faucet in the back bathroom, and we lost water pressure everywhere

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This is a tough type of issue to answer from probably a few thousand milesa away.


Experiment a bit - if loss of pressure only occurs with hot water, then it is possible the outlet pipe from the water heater is blocked (like with deteriorated plastic from the refill tube), or someone put in an expansion tank on the water heater with a pressure regulator valve mounted on it, which has failed so it excessively limits the incoming water flow.


If occurs with both hot and cold water use, then I would say either an obstruction somewhere in a pipe (like a piece of debris blocking flow), or your pressure regulator (if you have one) has gone bad - commonly (though not always) their failure results in a loss of pressure.


With a partial blockage or crimped pipe, you will have initial full pressure but as the water starts flowing will drop off very rapidly to a lesser steady flowrate. If a pressure regulator issue, then the initial pressure will also be off, and should drop little or no more as flow continues.


Either way unless you are a serious DIY'er when it comes to plumbing, sounds like a job for a Plumber.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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