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Old 05-24-2016, 09:58 PM   #1
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Glacier bay 4in faucet high flow aerator?


Hello, I recently moved into an apartment with a bathroom sink that appears to be this model: http://m.homedepot.com/p/Glacier-Bay...8101/202043750

The aerator says 1.5gpm, and looking online I could only find replacement aerators with the same flow rate. Does a higher flow aerator exist?

Otherwise, does anyone know how to remove the flow restrictor? In whatever form it might be?
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:22 PM   #2
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Hi Alex, welcome to DIY Chatroom. The EPA sets the required maximum flow rate for lav faucets at 1.5gpm. That's why you can't find a larger aerator.
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I have taken a 1/64" drill bit and drilled several holes thru the aerator. Start with 2 holes and add more if you want more flow. When you move out install a new aerator.
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Thanks for the tip, rj. I might give that a shot.

TheEPlumber, I feel like my most other bathroom sinks I use have much higher flow than I'm experiencing with this sink.

Maybe it's actually running at less than 1.5gpm?
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