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I have a new pressure switch but still have low water pressure

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The pressure switch shouldn't be reducing pressure unless it is smaller that the water pipe. Pressure switches in water heaters are a safety device that activate when pressure builds up above a pre-defined limit. I'm guessing that the most probable cause of low water pressure is either not enough head into the water heater (this is the height of water pipe) or not enough mains pressure. Your best bet is probably to install an inline circulation pump with a flow sensor. This will automatically detect that water is being used and turn on to boost water pressure.

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