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amakarevic 09-30-2009 10:46 AM

bread still suspected stuck at the tap
 
i had to stuff a lot of bread into the copper pipe last night to stop leaks from getting to where i was soldering.

but it took an awful lot of time for the water to break through it and start coming through the tap. like 15 min of the tap being turned on.

even then, the water pressure is considerably lower, as though there is still bread in the tap or something. this is at the kitchen sink. can i expect that it will eventually dissolve over time ?

i didn't use the plainest plain white bread, like WONDER or some other cheap alternative, which i understand is the best for this, i actually used my favorite sourdough bread from trader joe which has a different texture but still no grains on it or something that would be harder to dissolve.

jerryh3 09-30-2009 11:08 AM

Have you taken the screen/aerator off the tap?

amakarevic 09-30-2009 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerryh3 (Post 334550)
Have you taken the screen/aerator off the tap?

yes and cleaned it but still.

majakdragon 09-30-2009 11:12 AM

While this method works, if you have a single handle faucet, some of the bread may be lodged in an "O" ring in the cartridge.

amakarevic 09-30-2009 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by majakdragon (Post 334553)
While this method works, if you have a single handle faucet, some of the bread may be lodged in an "O" ring in the cartridge.

yesir, it's a single handle faucet. where do i go from here ?

majakdragon 09-30-2009 11:26 AM

Turn off the water supply valves and look for an allen screw or maybe a large nut at the base of the spout that holds the spout on. Remove the spout and you should be able to pull the cartridge out. Mark the top edge first so you reinstall it in the same position. If there is bread stuck there, you should be able to see it and rinse it out.

amakarevic 09-30-2009 11:31 AM

thanks :thumbsup:

Joe F 09-30-2009 06:27 PM

You can try disconnecting the supply line at the valve under the sink. Open up the valve (with a bucket or towel) and see what kind of pressure you have. This will tell you which side of the valve that the "clog" is on.

SULTINI 10-02-2009 04:42 PM

Seeded rye
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by amakarevic (Post 334541)
i had to stuff a lot of bread into the copper pipe last night to stop leaks from getting to where i was soldering.

but it took an awful lot of time for the water to break through it and start coming through the tap. like 15 min of the tap being turned on.

even then, the water pressure is considerably lower, as though there is still bread in the tap or something. this is at the kitchen sink. can i expect that it will eventually dissolve over time ?

i didn't use the plainest plain white bread, like WONDER or some other cheap alternative, which i understand is the best for this, i actually used my favorite sourdough bread from trader joe which has a different texture but still no grains on it or something that would be harder to dissolve.


I used seeded rye one time, man what a problem I had. Not really just throwing in a little humor. :laughing:


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