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 Low Water Pressure
Author: SamWhatAm2627 (OK)

Home built late 70s. Pressure at well tank 60 psi. Makes no difference if salt system is bypassed. Pressure in house low at all faucets. Slowly declining over last several years. Don't think there is a leak cause pressure holds when all water faucets are off. Could I have mineral plugged lines or something?

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 Re: Low Water Pressure
Author: packy (MA)

what is the house piping material?
when you open a faucet, what happens to the 60 PSI reading?
there is a nipple attaching the pressure switch to the piping, could be as simple as that nipples is clogged and the switch doesn't sense the house pressure has dropped..

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 Re: Low Water Pressure
Author: m & m (MD)

It could be that but eliminate the pressure tank first as the problem. Pressure tanks can form iron/rust restriction in the ell fitting at the underbelly of the tank. When that happens, it affects the house pressure during the pump off-cycle.

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 Re: Low Water Pressure
Author: SamWhatAm2627 (OK)

The house has copper piping. The pressure tank and everything associated with the "T" are new. New, gauge, faucet, valve, regulator, etc. So I don't think the pressure issue has to do with the well.

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 Re: Low Water Pressure
Author: m & m (MD)

Copper plumbing is normally not a candidate for restriction problems. Have you checked all faucet aerators?

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 Re: Low Water Pressure
Author: SamWhatAm2627 (OK)

Yes. Aerators were one of the first things I checked.

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