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Old 02-13-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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have recently had low pressure in only our kitchen sink..nowhere else in the house(bathrooms etc.)...pressure can start out ok but then it falls off to a small stream...can it be the line that goes from the copper pipe up to the faucet?...the shut off valve seems to be open...haven't touched a thing...and, I've never drained my hot water tank..(12 yrs old)...

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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more info is needed single control,make ..seems to me you have a restriction between valve and faucet..

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When was the last time that you removed and cleaned or replaced the aerator?
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When was the last time that you removed and cleaned or replaced the aerator?
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from what he explained its just the hot side thats slow...starts fast then slow down....if it is a single handle probably in small tube on hot side...
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When was the last time that you removed and cleaned or replaced the aerator?
If you start with good pressure and then it falls off it's not the aerator. Either the stop or supply line is restricted. Does turning off the faucet allow pressure to rebuild?
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If you start with good pressure and then it falls off it's not the aerator. Either the stop or supply line is restricted. Does turning off the faucet allow pressure to rebuild?
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it may not be the case the majority of the time, but it was-- in a rental i bought last year. It would start out strong, and within a few seconds went to a small stream. Pulled the aerator off, ran it full blast, looked like coffee grounds in there.
Either way, it doesn't cost the OP anything to find out.
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it may not be the case the majority of the time, but it was-- in a rental i bought last year. It would start out strong, and within a few seconds went to a small stream. Pulled the aerator off, ran it full blast, looked like coffee grounds in there.
Either way, it doesn't cost the OP anything to find out.
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it may not be the case the majority of the time, but it was-- in a rental i bought last year. It would start out strong, and within a few seconds went to a small stream. Pulled the aerator off, ran it full blast, looked like coffee grounds in there.
Either way, it doesn't cost the OP anything to find out.
Just trying to help.
good point lightfoot ...really he has nothing to loose ben
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Id start with the shut off valve for hot water under the sink and see how much pressure he has there
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For what it's worth, although I mentioned it, I agree; the fact that it starts fine and drops off is not typical of a clogged aerator, but if I were standing in front of it, and only had a verbal description of the problem to start with, I would still take the 30 seconds or so to check it out and put it behind me. We've all seen $5000 solutions for $50 root problems. After that, I'd move to Plummen's suggestion.
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For what it's worth, although I mentioned it, I agree; the fact that it starts fine and drops off is not typical of a clogged aerator, but if I were standing in front of it, and only had a verbal description of the problem to start with, I would still take the 30 seconds or so to check it out and put it behind me. We've all seen $5000 solutions for $50 root problems. After that, I'd move to Plummen's suggestion.
Especially if only the hot has low pressure

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