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For the 1st time that I can recall; I inspected an older home for an FHA appraisal that has very low water flow and pressure...4000.1 addresses water flow from a well but I could find anything regarding public water. I is very obvious that the water flow and water pressure are too low...a well requires three gallons per minute minimum or in some cases five gallons per minute....
Normal water pressure is 40 to 65 psi.... Any help out there? __________________ M. E. "Don't call him a cowboy until you see him ride'
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I know FHA requires adequate water pressure, but of course I don't think they state what "adequate" is. They used to require you to run water and flush a toilet at the same time. I've never had a house with an issue. I think you would just make it subject to repair.
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What tres said ^
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I never understood the running water and flushing toilet test. A toilet will flush without the water being turned on.
I would condition the report on inspection. It may be a blockage at the inlet line or maybe the pipe is partially frozen. I doubt it is an issue with inadequate supply since it is connected to municiple water, but it is likely a problem (maybe an expensive problem) that should be addressed. __________________ The AMC is my B!TCH!
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I just observed a house to day that the water goes to a trickle when toilets are flushed.
T guess they will need to fix it. New stronger pump most likely. That is what I did on my well __________________ Paula Nalley