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Old 03-21-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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My wife had a friend come and replace our kitchen sink about a year ago. Then I had no idea about anything other than framing but now working as a supervisor I've learned all kinds of things. My kitchen faucet has very little pressure and out of everything that I have learned I still can't figure out what is going on with it.

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It could be any number of things. I'd start with taking the aerator off and checking for debris. With the aerator off turn the water on and see if the flow is still restricted. It it is you could have some calcium buildup inside the cartridge or even the stops. Really hard to say with any real conviction what it is at this point. Just gotta keep troubleshooting.

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It could be any number of things. I'd start with taking the aerator off and checking for debris. With the aerator off turn the water on and see if the flow is still restricted. It it is you could have some calcium buildup inside the cartridge or even the stops. Really hard to say with any real conviction what it is at this point. Just gotta keep troubleshooting.
I've taken the spout out and cleaned it,after taking the spout out I disconnected the line from underneath going to the sprayer. Once that was disconnected I turned the water on and let it go into a bucket, there was a good amount of pressure. Im no plumber
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We have the same problem with our kitchen sink. Pressure is good everywhere else in the house. One plumber told me that newer sinks have to follow code which now puts water flow valve on them. I think that is what the guy called it. If you are handy I guess there is a way to take it out. Do you have one of those single handle sinks? I guess they are notorious for having issues. I was thinking that ours was clogged with scale because we have really hard water. Still have not figured out our exact problem either.
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I have taken the end of the spout off where the screens are located and removed any flow ristrictor, did the same thing in the shower head and it worked. In the case of the kitchen faucet everything that I have tried has still not worked.
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Your supply lines may be to small. I've run into those ones with the SS braded covers that significantly reduced flow.
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If you have done already the preliminaries and other places have a ritght
pressure, then it must be the pipes where they can be 3/4 inch or they are very old and very bad. If, you have already checked from the faucet
to the angle stop, and things are the same, then the problem is with the pipes. Lot of work.
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do you have galvanized water pipes ??
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I've taken the spout out and cleaned it,after taking the spout out I disconnected the line from underneath going to the sprayer. Once that was disconnected I turned the water on and let it go into a bucket, there was a good amount of pressure. Im no plumber
Sounds like the diverter for the sprayer needs to be replaced.
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Copper pipes, home is about 30 years old. How do I know for sure if its the pipes or not.
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Must be something in that faucet.. If there are no problems with others

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