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Old 03-23-2015, 10:49 PM   #31
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Seems the kitchen sink at home here has become detached from the drain, and the portable dishwasher is full of dirty dishes, so we all may have to wait to hear how the trailer pressure problem is resolved.
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:14 AM   #32
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I had problems with the usual pressure regulators, so I got an adjustable regulator with a gauge (see post#12 of Water filters). Even if the regulator turns out to not be the problem, an adjustable with a gauge would let you confirm that you are providing adequate (but safe) pressure to the trailer, instead of guessing what is happening.
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:00 PM   #33
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Sink drain fixed. Dishes are washed.
So, I turned my attention to the low water pressure in the trailer.
I got a new water pressure regulator and my guess is there is a bit more pressure. Not a huge difference. Gauged by viewing stream from end of hose.
I hooked up to city water and opened the pressure relief valve on the water heater and let it run for probably five minutes. I went inside and ran the hot and cold water. Water pressure still seems low. Interestingly, if you turn on the hot and then add the cold, the actual water stream does not increase.
Filled the fresh water tank and ran the pump ( bonus - it works ).
So, I haven't a clue.
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:42 PM   #34
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I know, I know, it probably won't make any difference but how about, now that the water tank is full, hooking up the city water and trying again.

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Old 03-24-2015, 04:57 PM   #35
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Glenn, so you are getting a much better stream from the pump than the city hook-up? And you have run the city hook-up for a couple of minutes at least? (After running pump, would have to run city longer than that to tell again.) Are you getting enough water from the city hook-up to use it or is it next to nothing?
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:17 PM   #36
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My chief suspect is the faucet. I had slightly better flow from pump than city water ( or it was my imagination ). The aerator is clear and with it removed, there isn't the flow I would expect anyway.
Flow from outside shower is not great, but OK.
I shall go to the back yard and sit in the sun and contemplate.
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:21 PM   #37
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What is that 3 letter word, "sun", haven't seen that for awhile. Have a cold one, it's still very cold here.
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"I shall go to the back yard and sit in the sun and contemplate." = pretty sure something ain't right, better have a beer and think on it.

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"I shall go to the back yard and sit in the sun and contemplate." = pretty sure something ain't right, better have a beer and think on it.

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'cause everything gets done quicker after sucking back a couple wobbly pops, eh?
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Jim we could think about it also, but then Glenn would have to force us to have a cool one at the rally.

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