Why don't you check it? Read the meter, fill up a gallon jug as many
times as you feel are adequate and empty it on the lawn. Read the
meter again. Ten jug trips ought to show 10.0 on the meter. Continue
until you are certain of the meter correlation with the number of jugs
of water. Remember to fill the jugs to the exact level that they were
when purchased with liquid content. Five gallon pails are too awkward
to mess with.
1. Is the clicking frequency slows down if water use is reduced?
Regardless, meter needs a replacement(it is wearing out)
Our meter is electronic type with radio signal. Reader just drives by
our house to read it. I heard ultimately they will read it remotely
via satellite hook up.
2. Running pressure of 80psi is I think too high. If you don't have
regulator, install one and bring it down to 60 psi. If it is running
at 80, static pressure could be well over 100 which is too much.
Checked static pressure in the night when water use is at it's low?
I scheduled someone from Water & Sewer to come by tomorrow morning.
We now have an electronic type where I think they just hook up a card
reader on the outside of the house.
Supposedly we are moving to a drive-by system so maybe they will
replace mine with that type.
Static pressure: 90
Pressure with full sprinkler running: 72.
I agree it is high and probably causing wear & tear on valves.
- How much would it cost to install a pressure reducer?
- Wouldn't I also then need a (thermal) expansion tank for my water
It's been this way for a long time and I assume my neighbors all have
similar pressure. Is it really worth fixing or should I be thankful
for "good pressure"?
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