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Old 11-07-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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This may be common knowledge and seem obvious, but I'm going to post anyhow. I'm at work, it's slow and I'm bored.

I've hated the pressure at my kitchen sink since the coach was new, especially the spray head. On city water it works okay and there is a fair amount of pressure. When using the pump, only about half of the spray head holes produced water, even though I have a powerful pump. I took it apart a couple of times looking for screens and cleaned the one I found and even removed it. It didn't help much.

While camping last weekend I decided to look again....I pulled the spray head out of the neck and disconnected the hose from the end. I looked in the end of the spray head, wear the hose attaches, and saw a plastic insert. It looks like one of those little plastic capsules you get in aspirin bottles to prevent moisture.

I could see that it had a small floating center pin and looked restrictive. I removed it with the tip of a knife and saw that it must perform some valve function or backflow, but I took it out anyway.

I reassembled the sprayer and turned it on. Wow.....I can shoot water across the room now. It was one of those little fixes that just makes you happy. Yes, it may use more water now, but I was also wasting water trying to wash off dishes with a weak spray. I don't know what the function of that part was, but I don't care. It can't be that critical.
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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This may be common knowledge and seem obvious, but I'm going to post anyhow. I'm at work, it's slow and I'm bored.

I've hated the pressure at my kitchen sink since the coach was new, especially the spray head. On city water it works okay and there is a fair amount of pressure. When using the pump, only about half of the spray head holes produced water, even though I have a powerful pump. I took it apart a couple of times looking for screens and cleaned the one I found and even removed it. It didn't help much.

While camping last weekend I decided to look again....I pulled the spray head out of the neck and disconnected the hose from the end. I looked in the end of the spray head, wear the hose attaches, and saw a plastic insert. It looks like one of those little plastic capsules you get in aspirin bottles to prevent moisture.

I could see that it had a small floating center pin and looked restrictive. I removed it with the tip of a knife and saw that it must perform some valve function or backflow, but I took it out anyway.

I reassembled the sprayer and turned it on. Wow.....I can shoot water across the room now. It was one of those little fixes that just makes you happy. Yes, it may use more water now, but I was also wasting water trying to wash off dishes with a weak spray. I don't know what the function of that part was, but I don't care. It can't be that critical.
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:30 PM   #3
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So Don...Are you saying you took the head off where it attaches at the hose end - and the "plastic insert" was on the bottom end of the nozzle head- where it attaches to the hose?

I am just making sure of where we will all be looking... better question is - Did you take photos - or is that only my job?


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Old 11-08-2008, 05:11 AM   #4
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Good tip Don, ours has very little flow as well and I'll give it a try.
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:14 AM   #5
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Hmmmm I have no problem with my sprayer....that's because I don't do the dishes, my wife does. Just kidding I often do them....ya gotta share duties in this small environment. I'll try your solution Don.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:26 AM   #6
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since we use our coach mostly going up to the ski slope every weekend during the winter we don't winterize. Well last winter ours factory faucet froze. Upon disaasembly the cheapness of the plastic factory faucet control cartridge made it apparent I didn't want to repair it. I bought a new Moen faucet with metal control cartridge with lifetime guarantee. Anyways long story short for ~ $90 upgrade my waterpressure doubled at my sink. Much better ROI than the pump upgrade I had previously considered, and now I'm quite satisfied.
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