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Old 09-08-2011, 05:11 PM  
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The water pressure in my tub/shower has slowed down to very little water. I took the faucet/spigot off and the water pressure shoots out nice and strong. So i replaced the entire faucet and knobs and still the same thing. There is plenty of water pressure getting to the faucet, but once i put the faucet on, it's very weak. Even with a brand new faucet and knobs. Help!



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Old 09-09-2011, 01:18 AM  
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What do you mean by "faucet"? The tub spout? The entire valve? The cartridge? If you removed the "spout" and there's plenty of pressure and water try a different spout. Pictures would help a lot to understand what you are talking about. Is water coming out of the shower pipe with good pressure? Most new shower heads have a pretty small restrictor built in to them to conserve water. I can't tell you to remove it or drill it out but doing such a thing would increase water flow.

Try to clarify a little bit and we should be able to help.



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Old 09-09-2011, 10:27 AM  
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Thanks so much!!

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It's not the tub spout, i think it's the actual knobs/cartridge? Without the cartridge the pressure is great, when i put the cartridge in, the pressure is bad. Can the faucet function without the cartridge? The screen thingy is clean. Thanks!

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Old 09-10-2011, 02:18 AM  
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If the "cartridge wasn't in there water would be gushing all over.
Please try and post a picture so I can see what you're talking about.

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I sure will take some pix tomorrow. Thanks again!



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