Well my last post got useful replies, so I'm posting again.
I live on a really old farm house (>200 years) in Switzerland. It's
fantastic, but the water pressure is too low. Showering is unpleasant,
and it would be nice to have more pressure in the sink too.
I don't think the pipes are clogged as I have had a plumber in to do some
work, and he checked into that for me. As far as I know the water has
always been the way it is.
I think there are two different problems. One is overall low water
pressure to the house, and the other is particularly low water pressure
from the hot water supply. The hot water system is pretty fancy, and I
haven't figured it out completely yet. There are two hot water tanks:
one is a heat store for the radiators, and the other is a hot water tank
for the taps. They are both connected to a wood stove, and the hot water
tank has a backup electric heater for when we aren't burning wood (i.e.
Any idea why the pressure is lower coming from the water heater? What
should I look into for that? As for the general water pressure in the
house, is there anything that can be done about that?