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Similar problem with recently purchased home that sat

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similar problem with recently purchased home that sat for a year...
-well pump
-3 1/2 bath
-90 psi at pump pressure guage
-cleaned contactors and pressure switch seems fine
-currantly no water heater, waiting for new one to arrive... possible contributing issue??
problem is no pressure (slight trickle) at shower heads only. Good pressure at all sinks, toilets, 5 zone sprinkler system, outside spickets, ... and master bath tub.
-Master Bath is the only stand alone bath tub, and pressure is great!
-kids baths-one shower/tub combo with no pressure at either
-one is walk in shower only with no pressure
I cant find any leaks, and hot water leg is valved off(no heater), so I would expect higher cold water pressure if anything... but maybe not...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.
Have you removed the head and turned the water on with the head removed? if so was the flow still poor?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes. All new heads. Flow unchanged on all 3
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.
Ok, I just noticed you said the hot water is valved off. Since I'd assume you have single handle tub/shower valves and since all modern valves are pressure balancing, if you have no flow/pressure to the hot side you won't get any flow (or just a trickle) out of these valves. Chances are once you hook up the water heater this is likely to resolve itself