Condo water pressure
Asked Nov 18, 2006, 07:36 AM
Ref: 18th floor condo, low water pressure. Condo has 192 units.
History: Three months ago a neighbor busted a washing machine cold water input hose and it destroyed the ceiling in a unit below, on the 17th floor. The association was sued by the owner of the unit on the 17th floor stating that the water pressure was to high.
Two weeks later the water pressure in my unit on the 18th floor dropped a lot. I asked questions but never received an answer as to why the pressure dropped. I was told that the city water into the bldg was 30 PSI and a pump on the first level of the bldg was rated at 130PSI and all floors were normal. I don't know what is normal, or, if each floor is regulated separately. On every floor, each unit has a utility room in the hallway where the water heater is and a cold water supply pipe coming off a larger pipe. I purchased a water pressure gauge. I attached a two foot hose and connector to it for testing by removing the shower head. Both showers read 26 psi and 14 psi for 2 hours in the morning. On the first floor I measured 68 psi and 60 psi on the 6th floor. These readings have been consistent. Can you tell me how this system works and what is or should be normal. What was done to reduce my water pressure? How would I get it fixed?
Couldn't figure how to respond to your answer so I'm using e-mail. Thanks for
Your information was good. The Condo is in Miami on Brickell ave. It's was built
After turkey week, a groop of us will take our findings to the association and
Demand a fix. Will let you know what the result is. Would you believe with
Every one taking showers in the morning, my water pressure is 14 psi. Have to
Take my shower at night.
Last edited by speedball1; Nov 19, 2006 at 05:37 PM.