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      Julio Cesar Salas

      We had a clog in the kitchen pipes last weekend. We opened the “overflow” in the garage and used one of the rubber expandable bladder things to blow out the clog.

      Now, every time we turn on the water, or flush a toilet, the pipes hum/groan. We also have a whole house water filter that has started leaking badly. As far as I know, we don’t have a pressure regulator on our home, although I’m not sure whereto fine it.

      There has been no construction or repair work in the area.

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      DUNBAR
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      Test the water pressure in the home AFTER running 15 to 20 percent of hot water out of heater.

      This will give you an accurate reading on your pressure inside the home.

      If it registers over 75 psi, your PRV is blown and needs replacement.

      Buy a pressure gauge in your plumbing department at the big box stores and gauge the pressure before anything else.

      PRV’s will go bad over time or if an extreme surge on the main is present.

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