Low Shower Water Pressure

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Old 09-03-02, 02:08 PM
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Question Low Shower Water Pressure

Hello,

The water pressure in my shower is very low. On the other hand, the pressure is very good in the tub itself. I've already cleaned the shower head and i've even tried it with the shower head undone.

It might be worth noting that the pressre in the bathroom sink is very low as well.

All help will be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 09-03-02, 03:19 PM
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If it isn't the showerhead, it has to be in the faucet or diverter.
What type of fraucet do you have? Brand? Single handle? Dual handle?
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Old 09-03-02, 03:30 PM
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well... it's a dual handle faucet. I don't know the brand. It has a nob in the middle that, when turning, it turns the shower on. I notice that even when the nob is completly turned, a somewhat considerable amout of water still comes out of the tub faucet.
 
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Old 09-03-02, 03:45 PM
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Diverter problem.
Pull it, take it to the store for an exact replacement, and install the new one. Should solve your problem.
Good luck!
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Old 09-03-02, 03:48 PM
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Any idea why the pressure in the sink, same bathroom, would be low too? I don't know what to check.
 
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Old 09-03-02, 08:37 PM
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If you don't have galvanized pipes (only solution = replace), take the vanity sink aerator off and check the water pressure.
Clean the aerator out or soak it in vinegar overnight to dissolve mineral build-up. Make sure that all under-the-sink stops (valves) are wide open.
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