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Home Plumbing Problem--not a structural

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Before you get too involved, 

1.  Make sure that the valve at the meter is completely open.  If the valve 
is a gate valve, it may not be completely open.

2.  Is the pipe from the meter to the house at least 3/4"?

3.  Is the valve where the water enters the house completely open?

I would be careful about removing build-up from inside the pipes as that 
might be the only thing holding the water in.

Fluctuations in water pressure and temperature are an old problem when lines 
in the house are smaller than the line supplying the water.  It used to be 
great fun, if it wasn't you in the shower, to alternately turn on hot and 
cold water while someone was showering.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona