Slow Faucet/ Drop in pressure

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Old 08-07-01, 10:36 AM
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Well, we managed to "sand" the pipes agian last night! I seemed to have been able to "run" the sand out by removing the screens on all sinks and running the water for a bit.

But, the pressure of the kitchen faucet is terrible! Turned on full blast is like a 1/4 turn on a normal sink. Is is possible for the faucet to get clogged? It's a two handle faucet....
 
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Old 08-07-01, 11:32 AM
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Cool

Yep.
Turn off the cut-offs and remove the handles and stems.
Turn the water on VERY SLOWLY just a bit with someones hand over the stem holes to see if it flushes out any debris.
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Old 08-08-01, 05:38 AM
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Old Guy,
I tried that last night. First, I removed the cold hadle and then turned on the shut off valve. Just a note, a cup over the part your blowing out works great! Just hold onto the cup! I did the same for the hot and then the same for the stem the faucet connects to.

The two "handles" shot out a good deal of water, the center spout did not. My guess is that the problem exists somewhere between the handles and the center spout. Is this something that is cleanable?

Glenn
 
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