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m soileau

10:46AM | 07/12/02
Bvplumbing
I recently installed a new kitchen faucet. I have noticed a drastic decrease in water pressure. I checked all my hook-ups and my water is turned on to the max. I think it is the faucet reducing the pressure. Is there any way to increase the pressure?

LDoyle

01:45PM | 07/12/02
Member Since: 06/03/01
324 lifetime posts
Two possibilities: 1) Faucet may have water saving washer inside aerator assy. Unscrew and remove aerator and try pressure. This should increase flow (volume) but not pressure. Also check to see that the aerator holes are not clogged. If still low, 2) the water turn off assemblies on the hot & cold input may be clogged. Old ones sometimes build up sediment/minerals and it loosens when you turn off/on the water. If so, may have to turn off water at main input to house and disassemble these assemblies, clean and reinstall. Try removing the stems and use a flashlight to see if seat is clear. May have to scrape deposits out and reassemble.

[This message has been edited by LDoyle (edited July 12, 2002).]

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