Little to no water pressure
I have had 3 kitchen faucets in the last 12 months. The original faucet (about 8 years old) had great cold water pressure but not so great on the hot side. I replaced the faucet last year and found that the problem did not go away. I replaced the water line to no avail. So I just assumed I needed to replace the shut off valve on the hot side (yes, the shut off is wide open). The low water pressure was tolerable so I never got around to it.
This week we got new countertops, a new sink, and yet another new faucet. Again, same problem. This time I decided to reverse the hot and cold lines at the water pipes. I couldn't believe it... I had great hot water pressure and virtually no cold water pressure. So, the hot water shut off is fine. My last option was to pull the faucet handle off to see I could make an adjustment there but it didn't help. I even took the faucet out of the sink and installed it under the sink to make sure neither of the lines were pinched. Again, if I connected the faucet's hot line to the hot shut off, I had no hot water pressure. But if I connected the faucet's hot line to the cold shut off, I had no cold water pressure and great hot water pressure.
So you would just assume it is something with the faucet, however, this is the 3rd faucet with the same issue. By the way, they are all single handle faucets. Please help this newbie out..... I'm stumped!
Last edited by egglesh; 02-18-2007 at 11:09 AM.