Old 09-01-2011, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by HTV View Post
It's always best to increase the volume of water and decrease the velocity of water. This eliminates "water hammer" and delivers more volume to the fixture like your shower head then increase the velocity exiting the shower head.
A lot of people misunderstand pressure for velocity, the speed water has to travel to equal volume.
Thats right. Have you ever used a Pressure washer? Some are putting out 2500psi. When the trigger valve starts to leak over time and drips, that drop is leaving the nozel at 2500psi. You could also have an eight foot diameter pipe with 1psi. I wouldn't want to stand under it when it is flowing. Flow rate and psi are like volts and amps.
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