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A lady complained about Low Water Pressure in her shower valve. She also had low water pressure upstairs. I looked at the problem in the downstairs bathroom shower. There was hardly any water at all. It was just really low. So first thing I checked was to see if the shut valve had integral stops. What they are is screwdriver valves, that you can shut the water off aT the valve so if you can do a repair on it. I've seen a lot of problems with the spring loaded screwdriver stops. What happens is they corrode, then those valves stick in the closed position, and they restrict the flow of water. I removed the internal parts of the stops. That brought the water pressure back to her shower valve. When I checked the water pressure at the house it was 52 pounds. I called the Encinitas Water district, and they told me that 52 psi was the delivery pressure there. So I couldn't increase her water pressure without a booster pump. She also had a problem with waiting a long time to get hot water up to the master bathroom. So what I did was installed a Grundfos comfort series pump on the water heater. It has a mechanical valve that we installed under the sink in the master bathroom. Now she gets hot water instantly when that pump is running in the master bathroom.
For the pressure problem, I gave her an estimate on putting in a Grundfos MQ pump in their garage that would boost their pressure. The booster pump will take the 50 pounds of pressure, and boost it up to maybe 60 or 70 pounds and that will improve her overall pressure to the house and she can get more water pressure upstairs. However, this also needs pressure regulators before & after the booster pump in order to maintain proper pressure that wasn't too low or too high.