How high is really too high
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
When I do an inspection, I have a pretty good idea if the water pressure is too high just by running some faucets. I will put my gauge on a sink faucet and take a reading.
Water pressure that is too high can create so many problems, from burst ice maker lines, washing machine hoses, toilet flush valves, dishwashers, and the TPR valves on water heaters.
There are some areas around Knoxville where the pressure is well over 160 psi. I have lost several pressure gauges from pressure that was way too high. Even using a liquid filled gauge to dampen the jolt, I will sometimes have one snap.