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Old 11-14-2017, 09:27 AM   #1
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Bathroom faucet stream too loud/fast

Hi there,

I recently had a double sink installed and have noticed that the streams coming out of the faucets are very loud and fast.

My expectation was that when the handle is only slightly pulled up, it would be a light/quiet stream that gets progressively faster as the handle is pulled further up. However, it only seems to go to a fast stream when slightly pulled up.

As well, from the off position to about just past the midway point the faucet also makes a loud "sshhhh" noise along with the water. It only stops once the handle is pulled almost all the way up.

Is there a way that I can get a lighter stream of water aligned with the handle position? And also stop the "sshhh" noise? Neither issue changes if I vary the water temperature.

The faucet brand is Riobel, this model:

I've also recorded a video to try and demonstrate the effect. Not sure it fully captures the sound though:

Any help or advice would be appreciated!

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Old 11-14-2017, 07:42 PM   #2
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Re: Bathroom faucet stream too loud/fast

Sounds and looks normal to me, imo.

I don't have any knowledge of riobel bathroom faucets. A quick call to the manufacture will verify if this is normal.

Only thing I can suggest is measure your incoming water pressure. Normal reading is 55-60 psi.

If higher than 80 psi the water pressure should be addressed with a pressure reducing valve. If one is currently installed, it may have failed, and needs replacing or needs cleaning, or adjusting. Just a suggestion.
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