Slow down water flow on bathroom sink


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Old 05-09-11, 12:39 PM
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Slow down water flow on bathroom sink

The water pressure in my house is nice and high which is great most of the time... except for the bathroom sink. Because the pressure is so high, the water splashes out of the sink when turned on full open.

Is there any way to correct this without putting in a reducer for the whole house? Can I just put another aeration screen in the faucet head? Will that slow things down at all? Do they make lower flow screens?
 
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Old 05-09-11, 03:31 PM
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Open the cabinet and look underneath the sink. There is a good chance you have a shutoff valve on the hot & cold line feeding the faucet. If so you can close them to get the flow you want. If you don't have shutoff valves this would be a good excuse to install them.
 
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Old 05-09-11, 04:21 PM
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That was the first thing I did but, it was loud. The water flow through those half closed valves sounded like an underwater whistle.
 
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Old 05-09-11, 04:43 PM
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Get the 1 gpm areators. Dont get the spray type that spray like a shower. They will splash more. Get the kind that aerate.

I got mine from here. I had septic issues and bought the 1 gpm aerators and 1.25 gpm shower heads. They shipped fast. They were out of the kitchen one and e mailed me to say they were out. They upgraded to a slightly better aerator with a little hands free lever on it.

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