I have a 2.5 year 3300 square foot home and I seem to have low water
pressure at all outlets. I've had the water pressure checked at the
regulator coming into the house and the PSI is 80PSI. When I check it
on an exterior outlet (Garden hose) and at the Hot water heater it
Is the problem because I have 1/2 pipes and outlet fittings at the
outlets (Showers and faucets) that is causing my problem?
Can I turn up the regulator a bit higher (I know that 40-70PSI) is
normal for most homes, but could the distance be part of my problem?
Also, my water heater is in the garage (Seems like the thing to do in
the South) and it takes 3-5 minutes for Hot water to hit my shower. I
bought an AutoCirc Hot Water Recirculating System (UTC-303) and placed
it under the faucet farthest from the heater. It seems to help a bit,
but I'm not sure due to the size of the house if this is made for the
amount of pipe (it says 250 max lenght) or should I upgrade to better
My thinking is that if I increase my water pressure that this will
increase velocity and thus help produce hot water faster without the
assistance of a pump.
Also, I have an irrigation system with a blackflow device. Is there a
way I can shut this off to see if it's contributing to my low water
pressure on the back side of the regulator on my outlets?