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Old 13-08-2012, 14:33   #1
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Fresh Water Pressure POroblems

Don't understand how the Galley faucet runs slow where head faucet runs great all from the one pump?
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Old 13-08-2012, 14:41   #2
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Re: Fresh water pressure problems

check the little strainer on the end of the faucet, just like in a house
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Re: Fresh water pressure problems

Remove the screen on the faucet head and check for debris and check water lines may be crushed by something stowed on top of it.
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Re: Fresh water pressure problems

Or a bend in the line.
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Old 13-08-2012, 18:45   #5
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Re: Fresh water pressure problems

If you take a new faucet screen off (in the US) on the upstream side, you see a plastic bit with a 1/8" hole in it. That is for flow control (per plumbing codes). The size is based on 80 psig pressure in a water main. Boat systems generally run 30-40 psig.

The neat thing is if you put a small nail in the hole and pry sideways the plastic bit 9 times out of 10 pops off.

Loose the plastic flow restrictor and your pressure will be better.
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Re: Fresh Water Pressure POroblems

I use Sailorchick's suggestion on shower heads. I hate those 2.5 GPM shower heads that Big Brother has mandated.
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Re: Fresh Water Pressure POroblems

Do you have an in-line filter?
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