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How do I increase the GPM on my outside faucet?

How do I increase the GPM on my outside faucet?

If you pump your own water from a well, stream, or pond the only way to increase your water flow is to install a newer and/or larger pump, larger pipe leading to and from it, and possibly drill a deeper well.

How do I turn on an outside spigot?

Locate Water Shutoff Valve and Open It: This is located in the house, usually in the basement or crawlspace. If you have more than one spigot, follow the correct pipe to the shutoff valve. Turn on Spigot: The homeowner should go back outside and turn the spigot on to allow the water to flow freely.

Is there any pressure in the outside spigot?

It’s coming out with very little pressure and won’t even shoot water through the spray nozzle at the end of a 5′ connector hose, let alone the 50′ hose it’s normally attached to. The weird thing, however, is that the outside spigot on the opposite side of the house has perfect water pressure, just like normal.

How is the spigot attached to the faucet?

These special faucets keep freezing cold temperatures away from any water supply line feeding the exterior faucet. They allow remote control of the water supply faucet valve located inside the home, which then controls water flow to the exterior faucet spout. The faucet head is attached to a 6” to 20” long tube.

Why do I have little flow from my spigot?

OP, close the valve inside the house that controls the water to that sill cock first. I’ve had these flow little water because bugs decided to make a home in them. With the shutoff valve so far inside the house, they have a lot of room to do their thing. Also the valve pointed out in the above picture is spring loaded into the stem.

Where does the water from an outdoor spigot come from?

Water usually comes directly from it’s source to your outdoor spigots and irrigation systems so the first thing you should do is check the size of pipe that is run from the source to your outdoor taps and irrigation control box. In some cases the source pipe is simply to narrow.

These special faucets keep freezing cold temperatures away from any water supply line feeding the exterior faucet. They allow remote control of the water supply faucet valve located inside the home, which then controls water flow to the exterior faucet spout. The faucet head is attached to a 6” to 20” long tube.

It’s coming out with very little pressure and won’t even shoot water through the spray nozzle at the end of a 5′ connector hose, let alone the 50′ hose it’s normally attached to. The weird thing, however, is that the outside spigot on the opposite side of the house has perfect water pressure, just like normal.

How to stop low flow to just one outside spigot?

Hopefully the OP has solved his problem in the last 5 years. Prolly got something in there…Turn off main, Unscrew valve , blow it out by turning main back on…either that or valve is shot (seals) Click to expand… Sounds simple enough, thanks!

Water usually comes directly from it’s source to your outdoor spigots and irrigation systems so the first thing you should do is check the size of pipe that is run from the source to your outdoor taps and irrigation control box. In some cases the source pipe is simply to narrow.