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Eagle2 05-28-2008 02:02 PM

Low Water Pressure
There seems to be a reduced water pressure when I fill the tub. It takes forever to fill it up. The pressure to all the other faucets, outdoor faucets, and shower is good including the sink in the same bathroom where the tub is. The tub is second to last along the hot water supply line.

Going back couple years, when I had the house inspected, the inspector told me that the tub wasnít getting any hot water at all and documented that. The previous owner knew exactly what to do and corrected the problem. On the settlement day when I asked what he did, he said that there was some sediment in the water line and explained how to corrected it. Now that time had gone by, I donít remember exactly what he said. If there is any sediment built up since then which I believe is happening, how can I clean it out?

Another thing to mention if it helps to resolve the tub issue, the sink in the same bathroom as the tub didnít have any hot water also. I guess the inspector overlooked that. In addition, the shut off values didnít turn at all. I replaced the values. Upon turning the hot water on, nothing came out. There was cold water coming out. I then, replaced the faucet. The water was dirty for a bit when I turned on the hot water and then cleared out. There was also hot water too. Cold water was fine. The hot and cold water from that faucet which is the last in the hot water supply line been working fine since.

I am assuming there is some sediment in the water supply line clogging the tub faucet and/or the spout which slows the pressure down. As I asked above, how can I clean that out?

By the way, the water is supplied from a well.

I appreciate any inputs. Thanks.

Ron The Plumber 05-28-2008 02:35 PM

Is the valve on the wall and what brand is it?

Eagle2 05-28-2008 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by Ron The Plumber (Post 126402)
Is the valve on the wall and what brand is it?

Yes, the value is on the wall and the brand is Delta. It is a single value for both hot and cold water.

Ron The Plumber 05-28-2008 02:49 PM

Turn the water off to house 1st, take the stem/control valve apart, and you will see rubber seats and springs beneath, remove these, with this apart, have someone turn the water on to house and let the lines flush clean, reassembly and test, that's how I would proceed.

Eagle2 05-28-2008 03:11 PM

Thanks! I will do that tonight and see how it turns out.

Thanks again

Alan 05-28-2008 10:29 PM

Were you able to see what was clogging the valves for your sink? Do you have galvanized pipe anywhere in your water system?

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