Low water flow in single fixture

Old 09-13-05, 11:51 AM
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Question Low water flow in single fixture

After installation of a new fixture (shower stall) and it's required copper pipes, water flow in a single fixture (faucet) of our home has substantially decreased.

This does not seem to be a water pressure issue since all other fixtures in the home work normally and the flow in this faucet is almost negligible even when no other outlet is on.

I would appreciate any ideas on what the problem could be. Thanks
Old 09-13-05, 02:03 PM
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Low water single fixture

I don't think I'm getting enought information. Was there a fixture in place before you installed the shower? Where is the faucet located, same room or elsewhere? Did you tie into existing lines or make a new connection. The only guess that I can make without more information is that you disturbed the pipe and you have dirt. Try taking the aerator off the faucet and see what happens.Luck.
Old 09-13-05, 06:26 PM
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As previously mentioned, you may have disturbed something in the line(s). If removing the aerator does not improve the flow, try removing the supply line to the faucet (under the fixture) and holding a rag over the valve while you turn it on and off 2 or 3 times. Good luck.
Old 09-15-05, 02:32 PM
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The problem was the aerator. The new installation did disturb some deposits in the pipe.

I was getting worried for a while there.

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