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Old 03-23-2015, 06:53 PM   #11
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I opened the bypass valves a couple weeks ago, so I need to take another look, just to reassure myself. But, water pressure is low at kitchen sink no matter which tap is turned on.
Air lock?
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:55 PM   #12
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You hook to city water or you fill your fresh tank, two different inlets, Ron.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:55 PM   #13
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Fresh water tank has its own inlet and I'm connected to city water inlet.
Anyway, I'm going to fill the tank and run the pump. Should make sure all it working anyway.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:57 PM   #14
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OK, I admit it, I haven't look at the water system diagram. Is it general agreement that even though the water tank is empty that there should still full pressure at the kitchen taps? Is there any chance the reduced flow is because the water tank is also filling at the same time?

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Yes. No.

The pump has a backflow incorporated into it to hold pressure. This would disallow any water from the city water hookup flowing back to the tank. (I believe)
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Air lock?
I don't think it could be, because you would have pushed any air out, especially hooked up to city water, within a minute.
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Rain stopped so I went back to the trailer. Water heater bypasses are in open position. Area under the bench where water heater and pump are is bone dry.
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:19 PM   #17
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Have you paid your water bill in full this month?
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Have you paid your water bill in full this month?
Ha, I was wondering similar. Is the hose really running water when not hooked up to city inlet?
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:31 PM   #19
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I have a pressure washer in the back shed. Too lazy to drag it out when I get almost the same pressure from my outside tap off the main to the house.
I blew a hole in a 8-ply Flexogen "life time" hose because I shut the water off at the spray gun instead of at the tap. Took a while to do it, but destroyed the hose.
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That does sound like quite high pressure. I have heard of other municipalities that are high too.
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