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LOW PRESSURE IN TANK

NOT HOLDING PRESURE

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Check for small leaks anywhere on the system

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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There is a schraeder valve at the top of the tank. Check the air pressure with a tire gauge. It should be two psi lower that the cut in pressure. eg: If you have a 40/60 pressure switch, the tank should read 38 psi.If it is lower, charge it up with air. If it loses the air again, the tank needs to be replaced. The gauge at the tank is rarely accurate so I would an outside sillcock pressure gauge to determine your system pressure so you can set the tank pressure properly. Good luck!

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What's your question?Water pressure from tap is low.Can I pour water directly into the water storage tank?


Yes, water usually goes directly into the tank from the water inlet.
If the pressure is low going in, the pressure will be low coming out.

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Water pressure decreases as the water runs


Probably a clog in galvanized pipe.
Expansion tank is not whole-house pressure regulating tank. It is localized protection for plumbing exposed to high pressure caused by very hot water.
If you house has pressure regulating valve, then that can be a cause.
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The water is luke warm and the pressure is lower than ususal.


We probably need more information to give a good answer.
You report 2 different problems occurring at once: Low pressure and Low temperature.
If this is tankless water heater, then Low pressure and Low temperature might be related, and you probably need a service technician to diagnose and repair cause.

If this is tank-type water heater, look at label on side of tank for type and brand of heater.
Is it gas or electric water heater? Troubleshooting is totally different for each.

Is water pressure pressure low on just the hot side faucet, or is cold side faucet affected too?
Are all hot faucets affected by low pressure?
If you have a dual handle faucet, open hot side only and check if hot water that comes out is hot as normal.
This will say if problem is pressure or temperature.
Tank-type water heater usually won't have both these problems occur at one time, but water heaters work in funny ways sometimes.

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The relief valve coming out of my hw heater occasionally has a steady drip of hot water after the heater has been running. Drips accumulate in a bucket maybe a gallon/ week. Gas company rep (here for a...


The exspansion tank is more than likly the problem. The temperature/presure valve may also be the problem. Replace both. To replace the exspansion tank turn off the supply water coming into the water heater. Open the relief valve and purge the presure off the tank. drain the water heater slightly below the temperarture/presure valve to replace. The exspansion tanks screws off. Use new teflon taope on the threads when replacing both the exspansion tank and the T&P valve. This work can be compleated by the homwowner with some mecanical inclination.

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Relief valve on my water heater is dripping.Can I fix this?


There are two solutions:

1) Replace TP valve with same temperature/pressure as existing TP valve.
Buy the TP valve at hardware store or home center or plumbing supply.
Turn off water heater so water cools.
Hot water inside a tank is explosive ... so open the TP valve and test water temperature.
If TP is on top of tank, you don't need to drain much water before unscrewing
If TP is on side of tank, use the TP valve to drain water -or- use the drain valve
Unscrew TP to remove.
Put teflon tape on new valve threads so it will seal against leak.

2) If the new TP replacement starts doing the same thing, there may be a thermostat problem -or- thermostat is set too high.
If you keep the water temperature set high, you can add expansion tank to incoming cold water line.
Home Depot sells expansion tanks. Plumbing supply carries them,
The tank for residential water heaters is about same diameter as a football and it goes on cold water line.
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I have an ideal standard he30 boiler instaled about 6 weeks ago. the boiler keeps losing presure about half a bar every 2 days if i dont top it up it will trip the fuse on the fuse board acording to the...


All the combis I've come across merely fail to fire if the pressure is not up. not only do they not fire, nothing else works including the pump and in any event the pump should not overheat just on low pressure.
water loss - try turning off the valves on the flow & return pipes [3/4 inch ones] 1 valve per pipe . This will isolate the rest of the system - rads etc Note pressure over a time period. In this mode the hot water circuit will still work but do NOT use the heating circuit
1/2 bar over 2 days is not serious but it should be found
Once you have either mended the leak in the rest of the system or found there is not one, insist on a replacement boiler
In any event having looked at the reasons given for the fuse blowing, I would definitely get a replacement.
These problems should not happen on a new boiler
I list Worcester.-Ariston-GlowWorm-Ideal- and many others who would confirm this

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Can a insinkerator hot1 be hooked into a low


there shouldn't be a proble it actually would work less if you are getting low pressure,, but how did you come to the conclusion that it is low pressure,, do yo have a guage, you should not loose that much pressure on any fixture

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No water at outlet


plidded up inlet is what it sound like, or too low like you said

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