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Old 01-14-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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The flow in my tub was kind of slow so I replaced the faucet. Although, the faucet seemed to perform a little better, it was still slow. I removed the spout, and the water seemed to flow out of the pipe pretty good with a good amount of pressure behind it.

Can a spout restrict the flow of water, and are some spouts better than others???

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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Oh, and the spout does not have a diverter, and it's the threaded kind in case that matters.

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Old 01-14-2009, 07:11 PM   #3
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Ok, I think I just answered my own question.

I drew a line on the side of the tub about 6 inches from the bottom. I took the spout off and let the water run until it reached the line while I timed it. Then, I drained the tub and did the same thing with the spout on. The times were the same.

I guess it just seems like the water is slower when the spout is on, probablly the way it comes out.
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great job using trial and error to figure out your own question!
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:42 AM   #6
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GO TEAM!!!...lol

fyi, it only seemed slower because you were preocupied with staring at the shiny new spout. But for real, I had a problem where it seamed slower and it was in the pipe fitting right before the spout. Some glue leaked when I put the fitting together and restricted the flow.
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Nice job of trial and error.

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