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    someone told someone who heard it from someone else that if your water pressure drops when someone turns on a faucet all you have to do is say cut a 3ft length of your line (yeah yeah cut the water first!) and replace it with say a 1" section of 3ft and boom no more water pressure loss...

    is it true? does it work?

  • #2
    Re: trick of the trade?

    Lets see a 1 inch section of 3 foot pipe
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    Last edited by TOPDAWG; 02-24-2011, 06:18 PM.
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    • #3
      Re: trick of the trade?

      There is a THEORY there, but I believe the practical answer in NO. The theory is if you had a volume of water stored up, it could help with surges of demand. BUT, the difference in volume of a 3'section of 1" pipe compared to 1/2" pipe, is about 1/10 gallon, so there would be little help.

      More commonly, a big drop in pressure when a tap is opened is that the pressure regulator valve has stopped "regulating".

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      • #4
        Re: trick of the trade?

        I think you have to buy a min of 1' of that 3' pipe.

        just kidding.

        is it possible that this idea may have come from some type of shock-stop, or water hammer arrestor?

        just wondering.

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        • #5
          Re: trick of the trade?

          BS. Now move on.

          J.C.

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          • #6
            Re: trick of the trade?

            the only way it would help is if your lucky enough to have cut out the section that is restricting the water in the first place and replaced it with the pipe.
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