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"Increasing the water pressure" in the old pipes in the Palace of Knossos

I agree with David here, it is probably a problem in translation or in the understanding of the author in Greek, which I don’t speak. It should probably read “The fitted pipes allowed for a ...
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"Increasing the water pressure" in the old pipes in the Palace of Knossos

It looks like a translation ambiguity. Having well-fitting pipe joints allows the use of higher pressure. Also, there is always flow reduction as a result of joints, having good joints reduces the ...
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"Increasing the water pressure" in the old pipes in the Palace of Knossos

No. Nothing about that increases water pressure. It is possible that the resulting joints had less pressure drop than whatever alternative existed for joining pipes, but making pipes smaller makes ...
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