Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-07-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


Hi Everyone,

I installed the following sink and have kinda low water pressure.
http://www.homedepot.com/Glacier-Bay...1#.URR3AidFlPI

I'm not sure if this type of sink simply has low pressure or if something is wrong.

When I take out the aerator, it looks perfectly clean. Also, when the aerator is out, the water comes out of the sink with decent power (I think) but it obviously sprays all over the place without the aerator. As soon as i put the aerator back in, the water pressure is pretty weak (but still basically useable).

Does this sound like the faucet simply has low pressure or is there something I can do to fix it?

Thanks!
benwa100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 24,453
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


May have a flow restrictor. Looks like a washer with a small hole in it, pop it out and see what happens.
Hope you know you bought the cheapest of the cheap faucets so do not expect to much from it as far as finish lasting for long and not leaking.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 05:59 AM   #3
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 20,375
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


If that has a pull out sprayer--let us know----there is a back flow valve built int the hose that frequently clogs up---

Have you checked the shut offs ? How about the feed lines? Are they nice and straight with no kinks?

Those are poor quality as you have already found out---only one did I install one---(fix up for sale job)--I was not impressed---------
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 07:24 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 13
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


It's been my experience that anything marketed as "all in one" is usually garbage. (Sinks with faucets already installed, the infamous "Toilet-to-Go" at Lowe's, etc). The idea is for the big box stores to sell something that's easier and quicker for the homeowner to install himself, negating the need for a plumber. Unfortunately, most of the time this stuff is of inferior quality, and you'll end up paying a plumber to either fix it or replace it anyway.
percygreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 09:16 AM   #5
Roofmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,406
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


I remember when $300 bucks was a lot of money.
__________________
" A lot of men build things, and a lot of things fall down "

jagans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 09:21 AM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


Thanks for the responses so far. The faucet does have a pull out sprayer (the faucet is on a hose and you push a button on the faucet to make it a sprayer). The pressure is about the same whether I have it on sprayer or regular mode. I couldn't find a flow restrictor. The shutoffs are open and the feedlines seem straight to me. I'm not sure how to clean out the "back flow valve built int the hose that frequently clogs up"".

In general, this is the first diy plumbing I have ever done, so I don't really know what I'm doing or the terminology.

Thanks
benwa100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 09:08 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


I'm having the same flow issue - and same story as you regarding taking the aerator off. Valves are all set, not kinks...this thing has to have a restrictor somewhere. Wish I would have had time to read the reviews on this one!
marleyeds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #8
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 20,375
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


See if there is a tiny back flow gizmo where the hose screws into the valve body---

look in the hose end---or inside the outlet on the valve body----Moens back flow fitting pops out when you turn on the water with the hose removed---use a bucket to catch the little part---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #9
Roofmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,406
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


Quote:
Originally Posted by marleyeds View Post
I'm having the same flow issue - and same story as you regarding taking the aerator off. Valves are all set, not kinks...this thing has to have a restrictor somewhere. Wish I would have had time to read the reviews on this one!
Pull the cartridge. A lot of carts have filter screens in the cart itself right where orings bear against a base plate. There should be a set screw to remove the handle. Of course turn off the H&C feeds first, open the faucet to bleed off pressure and pull the cart. Probably crap in there.
__________________
" A lot of men build things, and a lot of things fall down "

jagans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 06:52 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,766
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


How was your pressure on the old faucet. What type of waterline do you have?
Galvanized steel, copper,CPVc or Pex
Ghostmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 11:17 PM   #11
Retired Army Veteran
 
jmon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Upstate, NY
Posts: 1,096
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


Quote:
Originally Posted by benwa100 View Post
Hi Everyone,

When I take out the aerator, it looks perfectly clean. Also, when the aerator is out, the water comes out of the sink with decent power (I think) but it obviously sprays all over the place without the aerator. As soon as i put the aerator back in, the water pressure is pretty weak (but still basically useable).

Does this sound like the faucet simply has low pressure or is there something I can do to fix it?

Thanks!
When you took off the aerator you said you had decent pressure/power (you think). Just a suggestion, check your faucet to see if the flow restrictor is installed on its own or whether it's part of the aerator. If it's on its own, you can remove it easily (but said you can't find it). My guess is; That it's part of or built into the aerator itself. Try a different aerator.

Last edited by jmon; 09-23-2013 at 09:11 AM.
jmon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #12
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 12,908
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


The other item to look at, is how old are the shut-offs. They get gummed up with crud over the years, and worth replacing, if you cannot remember how old they are.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
: So what'll happen?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 02:29 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,766
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


Quote:
Originally Posted by jagans View Post
I remember when $300 bucks was a lot of money.
Your age is showing...
Ghostmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ghostmaker For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (09-22-2013)
Old 09-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #14
Roofmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,406
Default

Glacier bay all in one sink faucet low pressure -- aerator clean


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghostmaker View Post
Your age is showing...
Thanks Ghost, I needed that.
__________________
" A lot of men build things, and a lot of things fall down "

jagans is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Faucet Leak below kitchen sink and from the Delta faucet: Replace or Repair? spyboy Plumbing 13 12-17-2013 12:33 PM
Kitchen sink faucet - putty or silicone, and where? nthdegreeburns Plumbing 11 07-24-2012 03:45 PM
Pressure Change on Outdoor Faucet mrhudock Plumbing 0 04-11-2011 09:34 PM
vessel sink drain and faucet Katmac Plumbing 17 10-11-2010 08:12 PM
Pressure Balanced faucet question scp Plumbing 2 01-07-2007 05:15 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.