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Old 07-04-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Low water pressure from city water

When I am on city water I have low pressure out of the faucets on shower. When I am using my fresh water tank it is fine. The water flow is great out of the hose, so I have eliminated that. From the pump to the faucet should be good. I am fine just running from the fresh water tank, but curiosity has gotten me. Has anyone had this problem. I just like to know things work, so if anyone can add insight before I start taking everything apart.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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There should be a screen at the freshwater hookup, check for blockage at the screen like lime build up or dirt.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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There should be a screen at the freshwater hookup, check for blockage at the screen like lime build up or dirt.
Yeah, I agree. My house is on a well and the cold water inlet screen on my clothes washer gets crud on it and every few months the wife tells me to take off the hose and clean the screen. She can tell because the flow drops. I just run my finger over the screen and it's good to go for another few months.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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When I am on city water I have low pressure out of the faucets on shower. When I am using my fresh water tank it is fine. The water flow is great out of the hose, so I have eliminated that. From the pump to the faucet should be good. I am fine just running from the fresh water tank, but curiosity has gotten me. Has anyone had this problem. I just like to know things work, so if anyone can add insight before I start taking everything apart.
Thank you in advance
Two possible problems.. Change the water filter. A plugged water filter can slow your water pressure significantly. The other if your using one of those water pressure thingamajigs, remove it and put the hose right to the RV. You might not have enough water pressure to warrant one. Good luck with what ever is causing it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:39 PM   #5
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Two possible problems.. Change the water filter. A plugged water filter can slow your water pressure significantly. The other if your using one of those water pressure thingamajigs, remove it and put the hose right to the RV. You might not have enough water pressure to warrant one. Good luck with what ever is causing it.
Don't think it would be the filter as he has good pressure with the pump and they both go thru the filter.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
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Are you using a pressure regulator if so it could be bad. These are great to have to insure your lines do not burst .. If its bad this could be having the opposite effect and causing your issue. If not check the lines and screens from the city water line to the connection that ties the lines together with the fresh water tank for a blockage.
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Could be the check valve at the city water input.
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There should be a screen at the freshwater hookup, check for blockage at the screen like lime build up or dirt.
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