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Help!

We just moved into a new house and the water pressure seemed pretty high, especially at the bathroom sink (it sprays everywhere when turned on full).  I tested the pressure at an exterior hose bib and it measured at 81 psi.  It also measured at 79 psi at the cold water supply valve for the washing machine. 

I sent the pictures listed here to my father-in-law, who seems to believe that I can adjust the pressure with the current plumbing system.  I looked everywhere for a pressure regulator in the line, but couldn't find one.  The only thing I can think of is that he believes the gray valve above the meter is a glob valve and can be used to throttle down the pressure.  

Any help would be appreciated!

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

5 years ago

You can use it reduce the pressure but it is not easy to adjust as it is simple shut off valve.
In modern installations you will find a seperate valve under the sinks where the tap connects to the water line.
But I guess you checked that already...
If you have a main valve somewhere in the garden or outside you could replace the valve in the pic with a proper one to adjust the pressure.

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

5 years ago

maybe at the underground shutoff in the front yard or driveway?