Plumbing question

  • Rodwork
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    Farmington, MN
    Posts: 3563
    #2132653

    I went to take a shower this morning and there was no pressure. The water barely came out of the shower head. The pressure at the bathroom sink was a little low but not bad. I went downstairs and checked the utility room and everything looked good and had great pressure. Back to the shower and it had a little more pressure but not much? It was like an old man taking a Polish shower instead of a young buck. 1980 home.

    Dutchboy
    Participant
    Central Mn.
    Posts: 15519
    #2132654

    Pull the shower head off and check the pressure. Maybe over time it plugged up.

    Mike W
    Participant
    MN/Anoka/Ham lake
    Posts: 13058
    #2132655

    City or well water?

    Rodwork
    Participant
    Farmington, MN
    Posts: 3563
    #2132656

    Pull the shower head off and check the pressure. Maybe over time it plugged up.

    That was my first thought. But the pressure was good yesterday.
    City water.

    B-man
    Participant
    Posts: 5128
    #2132657

    Sounds like your screens are plugged.

    The city could have been working a valve or flushing a hydrant and knocked some junk loose in the water main (very common).

    You could also check your valves in the utility room in case one got bumped partially closed while moving something, using a ladder, etc, etc

    TheFamousGrouse
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    St. Paul, MN
    Posts: 10676
    #2132819

    The city could have been working a valve or flushing a hydrant and knocked some junk loose in the water main (very common).

    Totally what I was thinking. This has happened to me several times and it’s the first thing that you turn on that takes all the crud that they knocked loose. Which would explain why just the shower.

    Rodwork
    Participant
    Farmington, MN
    Posts: 3563
    #2132936

    You guys were right. Thank you.

    ThunderLund78
    Participant
    Posts: 1962
    #2133043

    Love it when they flush the hydrants and my water turns to tomato juice for a few minutes.

    Lou W
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    Posts: 172
    #2133064

    Soaking aerators and shower heads in lime away really keeps them clean

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