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Old 08-19-2010, 09:30 AM   #1
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Water volume question

We have a 08 Monaco Monarch.
Recently, while parked next to a family members trailer, DW noticed that they had more volume at the kitchen faucet than we did.
Both rigs are using the same size supply hose and same type reg.
I changed the reg out and it helped a little.
Im currently using a 1/2" diameter hose. Change to a larger diameter?
Any ideas on what else I could look for or try?

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Old 08-19-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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Have you cleaned the faucet strainer screen?

Also I use a 5/8 inch hose and a Watts whole house 3/4 inch adjustable regulator.

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Old 08-19-2010, 03:37 PM   #3
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Are you confusing pressure with volume? It is easy enough for you to swap incoming hoses and pressure regulators to see if that is the cause.
Cleaning the faucet screen is good advice.
There is a lot of hidden plumbing that could vary from hookup to faucet that would make your respective outputs different.
Sometimes in-line shutoff valves have different diameters or may appear open when partially failed. There may also be an abundance of in-line screen filters that can clog.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:02 PM   #4
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Suggest you remove both aerators, bring them to Home D'po, and get replacements. I know, folks will tell you to clean the old ones out, but replacement is a sure bet. At $1.98 each, why futz with the old ones?
Another point - if you have an in-line filter in your water system, that can clog if not replaced regularly.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:36 AM   #5
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Unscrew and remove the aerator (filter) from the faucet. If water flow is increased the aerator is a "low flow" aerator or has a flow restrictor as part of the aerator.
Google "kitchen aerator" for all you ever wanted to know on this subject.
If your faucet has a spray head it surely has a restrictor as that is how the water is forced to (thru) the spray head..............Also when buying replacement aerators they should be marked in GPM flow rates - you guessed it, the lower the GPM, the more restriction.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:08 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.
I ll do some checking.

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