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WCohn, Journeyman Plumber
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Experience:  Journeyman Plumber/Estimator
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Pearl...its not a major thing. I am on city water and

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Hi, Pearl...its not a major thing. I am on city water and when we flush the toliets and someone is having a shower there is a noticeable loss of water pressure and cold water. Is there some sort of regulator that I can install the help with this?
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Customer: nope that's it thanks
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is***** look forward to helping you. This is a common issue. How old is your house
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
36 years
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.
is your shower valve a single handle valve?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
each shower is different, one is a single handle, another is 2 handles and a diverter, the third is a single handle with spigot style diverter
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.
Okay, are you having problems at all of them?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it doesn't matter which shower I use or which sink. When a toilet is flushed we lose water pressure
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.
This due to not having shower valves with pressure balancing spools. The problem can be solve by having new shower valves installed. This can be a simple job (3-4 hours each) or it can be a real pain depending on your application. I usually cut into the wall in the back of the shower valve and replace it then have the drywall fixed. The company I work for charges just under $700 American each. This price includes labor, shower valve and chrome trim. I can list the parts here if you like.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sure please do thanks
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.
These are the major parts. They do not include fittings, because that depends on each application and pipe type.
Expert:  WCohn replied 1 year ago.
If you are satisfied with my answer please give me a positive rating
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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