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Kitchen sink water pressure nightmare
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We replaced our kitchen faucet due to low water pressure, but it didn't help.  The man who installed it said we should have our pipes looked at.  So we did.  That person connected what looked like a garden hose to the pipes below and showed us how much water is actually coming into the kitchen.  Lots of water.  But the water pressure is still the same.    He told us to replace the airator but we've done that and can tell when you take it off, there is very little water actually coming out of the faucet.  The supply lines (new with the faucet) that go from the pipes to the faucet look very thin.  Could those be the problem?  Can I replace them with larger ones.  Thank you for any advice.  It's not the cartridge either.  We have a Delta https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/product/16736-SD-DST

HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: Kitchen sink water pressure nightmare
HandyAndyInMtAiry

Did you measure the amount of water pressure coming into the house? Do you have a pressure regulator? Just because you see a lot of water, does not mean that you know, or have good pressure. You need to measure that at the source and at each supply line that is feeding the faucet. Supply lines for faucets come in two sizes, 3/8" and 1/4". What size came with the faucet? What type and size of pipe do you have your supply running thru? What size pipe do you have coming from your side of the water meter? How many other devices are on the same supply line? Some houses, like mine, I have created a single supply line for each and every device in the house. I put in a 2" supply from the street to the house. I want to make sure that I have plenty of constant pressue at each device. I also installed pressure guages at every point that I could.

But you may install any size you want, I am assuming it is your house. You may do waht you want to your own house, as long as it is legal.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

Emma
Re: Kitchen sink water pressure nightmare
Emma
HandyAndyInMtAiry wrote:

Did you measure the amount of water pressure coming into the house? Do you have a pressure regulator? Just because you see a lot of water, does not mean that you know, or have good pressure. You need to measure that at the source and at each supply line that is feeding the faucet. Supply lines for faucets come in two sizes, 3/8" and 1/4". What size came with the faucet? What type and size of pipe do you have your supply running thru? What size pipe do you have coming from your side of the water meter? How many other devices are on the same supply line? Some houses, like mine, I have created a single supply line for each and every device in the house. I put in a 2" supply from the street to the house. I want to make sure that I have plenty of constant pressue at each device. I also installed pressure guages at every point that I could.

But you may install any size you want, I am assuming it is your house. You may do waht you want to your own house, as long as it is legal.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

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