03:25AM | 02/28/08
Member Since: 02/27/08
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Low hot water pressure in my bath tub faucet. Faucet is a meon roman style side mount. Hot water pressure is fine in the sink faucets. Problem is only in the tub. I have replaced the cartridge with no effect. Pressure is low even without the cartridge installed.


09:57AM | 02/29/08
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
I have a feeling it is not so much a loss in pressure but more of a volume problem as the sinks have a 1/4" opening (seat)and the tub has 1/2" -3/4" opening and here lies the problem.

Many installers use 5/8 OD (1/2" ID) copper tubing and connect a tub spout with a larger opening then the supply pipe can handle so water basically dribbles out.


09:46AM | 03/01/08
Member Since: 02/27/08
2 lifetime posts
The problem seems to have just started over the past 12 months. Previously, the pressure was fine.


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