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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2019 07:33 am
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Joined: Thu Jan 24th, 2019
Location: California USA
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Hi Larry,

Thanks for the response. With full pressure on, the flow out the drain valve acts exactly the same as at the faucet, strong at first, then slows down. Gauge measures 65 pounds, same as house pressure at the main connection.

Tomorrow I will bypass the softner, but this problem has been present for weeks, maybe months prior to the softener installation.

I checked the ball valve and it is functioning properly.

I wonder if the issue is at the point where the main cold branches to the line feeding the water heater. Could an accumulation of excess solder from the repipe collect over time and cause a blockage? Any kind of pipe issue is going to be tough to locate.

I will report back on the softener bypass ASAP.


Bob H.