08:11PM | 05/14/05
Member Since: 05/14/05
1 lifetime posts
We moved to Albuquerque, NM a year ago. the house we bought is only 5 years old. When we would run bath water, the tub would fill up with calcium chips. We were told to buy a water softener which we did. the chips are now few and far between. We still have a problem with the shower in the bathroom ****hest from our water source. The water pressure is very low due to the build up of calcium in the pipes. How do we get the calcium out of our pipes so we have a strong water pressure?


06:33PM | 05/19/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
If you have had chips of calcium in your water supply and you are experiencing low water pressure in your shower, but no place else in the home, you may need to remove the shower head and clean the debris out of the flow restrictor. Inside each shower head is a flow restrictor and often a strainer to prevent debris from getting into the actual holes in the shower head and plugging them up. You can remove the shower head and check, by turning it counter clockwise. You may need a pair of Channel Lock pliers to do it.

good luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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