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doogie

11:15AM | 07/20/03
Member Since: 07/19/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Recently we had an outside irrigation system installed. I wasnt home when the contractor did it but my daughter said he asked for a couple of slices of bread when he was closing off the water lines to install a new line going outside. Ever since, one facet in our upstairs bath just dribbles out a small flow. When I called to ask him about it, he said it was probably one of the pieces of bread (not sure what he used it for) and that once it disolves, the pressure will come back. Its been a few days now, and although we have seen a slight improvement in waterflow, its still not at the level it was before. Is he right, that we just have to wait patiently for this blockage to clear, or is there a quicker solution? Any comments would be most appreciated

Toblin

11:31AM | 07/20/03
Member Since: 10/08/02
30 lifetime posts
Using bread to temporally block a water line is an old plumbers trick. It may take more than a few days to totally dissolve but it eventually will. Not to worry.

erik peterson

12:37PM | 07/20/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Often times its the "aereator" that the bread gets caught in...simply take the aereator off clean it out, open the faucet h/c wide while the aereator is off to clear the rest of the debris...(aereator is the part that screws onto the end of the faucet to meter the flow) Occasionally the bread will get caught in the interior of the faucet.. if that appears to be the case call the fellow back that did the repairs. erik
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