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Old 06-11-2016, 07:09 PM   #1
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Flow issues with outside faucet


My utility sink and outside faucet are fed by the same pipe, both have the same size pipes.

There is a gigantic difference in yield though. My utility sink is running at more than 9.5 gallons per minute, while the outside faucet is dribbling by at barely 2.5 gallons per minute.

I've examined the outside faucet and there are no blockages. Taking the faucet apart has no change on the yield.

Any thoughts on what the issue may be? If so, is it an easy fix or would it be better left to a licensed plumber?

My thought is that the valve is not opening fully. If that sounds right to you, is it a part that can be changed out without removing the entire pipe?

Thank you for any assistance you can provide!
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Re: Flow issues with outside faucet


You do know the valve is in the closed position, right?
Got a picture of the outside faucet?
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:31 PM   #3
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Re: Flow issues with outside faucet


Haha yes, it was off when I took the picture. The 2.5 GPM occurs when the valve handle is horizontal and "supposed to be" fully open.
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Re: Flow issues with outside faucet


I've taken the top valve and front nut off of the spigot outside. With the top valve off you can see the water flow is not that strong.

The water isn't even strong enough to come out of the hole where the valve was.
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