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If I am running water anywhere in house and turn on water at another faucet the pressure is greatly reduced. Have copper pipes thru out house

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

Approx one month, problem is if you turn on another faucet the pressure is only about 10 or 15 % of what it should be

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

No I" 79 years old and limited

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I have disconned the water conditioner, the hot water tank is approx 17 years old

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Plumbing
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Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 4 months ago
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Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.

Assuming this is a relatively new problem you have a flow restriction. Could be in the main shut off (does it have a round or lever handle)? Could be anywhere if you have a water condition and no water softener. It could be sediment at the well holding tank.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
lever handle, Like I said i bypassed the water sofener
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am hard of hearing and would have a problem with the call
Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 4 months ago

I can't pinpoint a flow restriction from here. All I can do is list some possibilities. Since you aren't inclined to fix this yourself you'll have to call a plumber who can pin this down. There's only so much I can do from here.
Call prompt is automatic I have no control over it. We can continue here

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
well tha certainly was a waste of time
Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 4 months ago

I don't have a crystal ball. I don't know what you expected.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
That was all I wanted some possiblilites
Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 4 months ago

Which I listed. Since the main shut off is a lever handle that's not a likely culprit. How you eliminated the softener bypass is a possibility unless it's a straight pipe with no valves. I also mentioned sediment at the holding tank. f it's just hot water then sediment ia an 17 year old tank is likely

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don't mind the additional money
Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 4 months ago

I don't understand

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