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Old 10-10-2019, 10:44 AM   #1
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Solutions for Low Water Pressure in HDB Flats

I just moved to a resale unit at level 10 in Woodlands in a 12-level HDB block. I am encountering a very low water pressure for all the water outlets in the flat.

PUB and Town council have sent someone to check water flow outside the flat and said that there is no issue with their end.

I would like to check if there are any solutions in the market for this issue? I am worried that even if I renovate and changed out all the water pipes in the flat won't solve the problem.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:48 AM   #2
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I just moved to a resale unit at level 10 in Woodlands in a 12-level HDB block. I am encountering a very low water pressure for all the water outlets in the flat.

PUB and Town council have sent someone to check water flow outside the flat and said that there is no issue with their end.

I would like to check if there are any solutions in the market for this issue? I am worried that even if I renovate and changed out all the water pipes in the flat won't solve the problem.
u can buy those shower heads that can increase pressure. The shower heads have smaller holes so when water pass thru it, the pressure will be harder.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:53 AM   #3
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I just moved to a resale unit at level 10 in Woodlands in a 12-level HDB block. I am encountering a very low water pressure for all the water outlets in the flat.

PUB and Town council have sent someone to check water flow outside the flat and said that there is no issue with their end.

I would like to check if there are any solutions in the market for this issue? I am worried that even if I renovate and changed out all the water pipes in the flat won't solve the problem.
If it is the whole house, check the main shutoff water valve outside your unit, is it open all the way?
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If it is the whole house, check the main shutoff water valve outside your unit, is it open all the way?
It is opened all the way. The technicians came down, open up and proved to me.
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u can buy those shower heads that can increase pressure. The shower heads have smaller holes so when water pass thru it, the pressure will be harder.
I bought new shower heads with smaller holes already. The pressure is too low.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:57 AM   #6
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I bought new shower heads with smaller holes already. The pressure is too low.
i think the next best alternative is to use storage heater for showering as storage heater gets the water filled up in its container first so your pressure will be fine once the container is filled up.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:58 AM   #7
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buy this kind of shower head.

https://shopee.sg/High-Turbo-Pressur...0aApl0EALw_wcB
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It is opened all the way. The technicians came down, open up and proved to me.
Test it without the fittings, shutoff the main valve outside, disconnect the flexible hose at one of the taps. Use a pail to collect the discharged water. Ask another person to slowly open the main shutoff valve. Check the flowrate.
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i think the next best alternative is to use storage heater for showering as storage heater gets the water filled up in its container first so your pressure will be fine once the container is filled up.
Does the storage heater has its own pump?
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:33 AM   #10
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Is yours an instant heater? If yes, I would suggest you replace the instant heater with the model that have built-in DC pump. With DC pump you will get higher pressure but would be louder during operation. Replace with bigger valve where necessary.
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Is yours an instant heater? If yes, I would suggest you replace the instant heater with the model that have built-in DC pump. With DC pump you will get higher pressure but would be louder during operation. Replace with bigger valve where necessary.
Are there any showrooms for these? Wanna know what loud the pumps are.
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:35 PM   #12
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I have a Panasonic model with DC pump from Malaysia. The functioning pump is not loud. Just like a small fountain pump. Don't buy those with AC pump, ineffective in terms of higher water pressure. There is this guy in Carousell that sells these items.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:06 PM   #13
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if it is a new estate, the pipes from outside into the house are smaller than those of older estates...

this cannot be help unless you ok to change the piping to a thicker diameter which allows more water into your home.
but the water bill will be skyrocketed...

there are devices in the market that allows you to measure water pressure on the outlet as I had seen 1 used by a technician while he was installing a water alkaline machine for my home. maybe you can buy 1 of it and try on the tap...
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:23 PM   #14
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Need something like this.

https://qoo.tn/BwJq6V/Q108394221

https://faco.com.sg/product/faco-booster-pump/
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Old 13-10-2019, 08:14 AM   #15
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Does it really work well? Any positive experience? The reviews on Lazada are not very good.

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