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Cold water pressure, coming into the house

Postby tiago2009 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:40 pm

Hi Everyone

I just moved to a new place 3 months ago and there seems to be a problems with water system. 1930 Terraced house in Surrey.

The cold water pressure going into the house does not seem to be too too bad, however when I have 1 tap running cold or hot water and I open another tap in the house, the tap which was originally running first stops running water.

1st - I turn on the tap in the kitchen sink.
2nd - I turn on the tap in the bathroom.
OUTCOME - The water coming out of the tap in the kitchen nearly stops (only a little bit of water comes out of the tap)

This means if someone is having a shower and another person is washing the dishes it all goes wrong.

Any idea what could be causing this?

Thank you for your help in advance.
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Simply Build It

Postby James1000 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:14 pm

Start with your mains stopcocks make sure the one in the street outside your house is fully on and the one inside ,they may be on but not fully open .
You could also check with your neighbors to see what there pressure and flow rates are like .
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