21 thoughts on “Test and Adjust Your Home"s Water Pressure — by Home Repair Tutor”

  1. This is short and to the point. It’s outstanding! Someone should have said
    as much long before now. Thank you for posting this video.

  2. Thanks for the kind words, I hope it helped you :). Hope you had a great
    day!!

  3. This is EXACTLY the info I was looking for. Thanks for posting it. Is 60
    psi fairly standard water pressure for a home residence?

  4. Awesome John, glad it was helpful. 60-80 psi is the recommended water
    pressure but honestly our’s was around 95!! This makes for a great shower
    but might not be the greatest thing for appliances. Thus, the video showing
    you how to lower the water pressure 🙂

  5. John, if your water pressure shoots past 80 psi it probably needs to be
    replaced. Have you had issues with the pressure rising over this reading?

  6. My water pressure is 110 PSI, Should I decrease the pressure to 80 PSI.
    Another problem I have, there is a knocking noise at the lower pressure.
    Does water pressure regulators ever wear out.

  7. It’s preferable to get your water pressure down to 60-80 PSI. Of course
    you’ll notice it at first but at least you’ll preserve your home’s water
    lines. Water pressure regulators do go bad, so you may want to see if
    adjusting it works and if it doesn’t then replace it. Hope this helps
    Debbie.

  8. This might indicate that your WPR is bad and you’ll have to replace it. Our
    plumbers charge $140-$175 for this job. Hope this helps a bit with your
    issue.

  9. Really. ? That’s just labor. Do you have anyone in Southern Ca? My WPR
    doesn’t regulate anything. And the shutoff for the house doesn’t move. So I
    am in a world of hurt

  10. The price of $140 to $175 includes labor and the new WPR. I wish I lived in
    Southern CA and could recommend someone. Unfortunately I’m here in
    Pittsburgh, PA. 🙁 If you don’t have a good plumber yet you could ask some
    friends or join Angie’s List for $49. It might be worth it to join, I’ve
    found some great contractors this way despite what others say.

  11. You’ll need to release the pressure to get a new reading. Ie, if you simply
    turn down the regulator the lines are still pressurized at the old level.
    Open a tap for a second, close, then watch your meter show new pressure.

  12. Hi. Why you need to turn the water off at the water main before you do the
    adjustment ? Thanks.

  13. Hi Jeff, I live in a Apartment. My Slumlord has turned down the water
    pressure in my kitchen sink only on the hot water. The hot water in every
    other sink and shower in the building and apt works just fine. We can
    urinate harder than the water comes out. How do i turn the pressure back up
    my self? doing dishes is just easier in the bathroom now….

  14. Left and right is relative. Please next time use the expressions “Clockwise
    and Counter Clockwise”.

  15. I cannot find a pressure gauge that is made to fit on a faucet. Do they
    sell them or do I have to purchase pipes to increase the size to fit a
    faucet?

  16. Thanks for your quick response! I had one salesman tell me they didn’t
    exist. I assured them they did. My local store did not have them. I live
    in a remote area (Minong, Wi.) so someday when I go to a larger town I will
    look. One other question, why do I need to shut the water main off to do
    this?

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