01:52PM | 08/12/05
Member Since: 08/07/05
2 lifetime posts
We have 1 story house and water heater is in the basement. I have no water pressure for the cold trickles out of the kitchen sink and the upstairs shower. The bathroom sink and the toilet seem to run fine. Is there anything we can do to increase the cold water pressure?


04:41AM | 08/17/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
If your water pressure slowly reduced over a long period of time it could be calcium in the water pipes if they are galvanized. If they are copper or plastic, no worries mate. However, check all of your aerators and shower heads first. Since the conversion to low water faucets, all aerators (strainers) in the faucets have a very small opening to allow water to pass and restrict the flow to 1.6 gallons per minute. These openings often become clogged with small particulate matter from sand, calcium and other debris. You can clean them by removing them and checking the inside. I use either a pin or a dental pick to remove the buildup. Every faucet has an aerator at the end of the spout. Always remember turn counter clockwise to remove these strainers.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.


08:44AM | 10/10/06
Member Since: 10/09/06
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I have calcium buildup in my pipes. I live in a trailer and it is very hard to get to the pipes. Is there anything I can use to flush the pipes and remove the calcium. Some fixtures work and others do not. HELP!!!!
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