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Old 01-26-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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faucet runs and then quits

We installed a new faucet in our old clawfoot bath tub. We ran new pex line. The faucet ran and then out of the blue it shuts off. Just as if we turned the water off to it. We are very frustrated.


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Old 01-29-2009, 09:18 AM   #2
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If it's a washer type valve, make sure the washer screw is tight. If it's loose, water pressure can cause it to cut off the flow.


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You 'MAY' have a piece of crap inside your water lines,knocked loose from working on it. It drops down(when water is off) and allows some water to escape,then water pressure sends it up to a restriction,LIKE the valve body where it shuts off flow. If you put shut offs on each line you have '2' main places to look. If not probably take supply pex off back of tub and stick it in a bucket or stool and 'flush' it a good one. If that does the same thing as the faucet,remove other end and do same thing, let it run a good shot and you should see some crap in the bottom of the bucket that caused it. IF your piping is galvanized,,,very common occurance,,,other kinds of pipes still possible
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