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forced hot water boiler town increased water pressure

gage123
gage123 Member Posts: 3
the town increased my water pressure now my shower hot water only lasts for a minute and then gets colder. what do i adjust?

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 18,953
    How is your hot water made and stored? Indirect? Stand alone? Tankless?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • gage123
    gage123 Member Posts: 3
    tankless , forced hot water. coil setup on the side. wel mclain
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,689
    PRV on your incoming supply. You may need other components, depending on plumbing and local codes.
    steve
    Zman
  • gage123
    gage123 Member Posts: 3
    I have a ball valve on the same line going in ,adjusting that will that do it or does it need the pressure reducer?
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 18,953
    You need the pressure reducer -- a ball valve isn't the same thing at all. Leave that wide open.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 16,323
    Probably a thermal expansion tank also, they may have added a backflow device.

    Put a gauge on a hose bib to see what pressure they are sending you. 55- 60 psi is adequate. Code suggests 20 -80 psi max.

    Above 80 psi you may have issues with faucets, toilet ballcocks, etc.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • bburd
    bburd Member Posts: 332
    The problem might be attacked more easily and at lower cost by installing a low flow showerhead, if you don’t already have one.

    Bburd
    MaxMercy