Slow faucet needs more pressure.
July 23, 2009 5:13 AM Subscribe
I need some plumbing help with regards to a slow faucet.
posted by backseatpilot to home & garden (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The landlord is dragging her feet on getting this fixed, so I thought I'd try to do it myself as long as it turns out to be a minor problem. Our kitchen sink has terrible water pressure - it takes about a full minute to fill a pint glass with water, which makes the sink difficult to use. I had just chalked it up to generally low pressure in the entire apartment until a plumber came out for a burst water heater and mentioned that the sink pressure was abnormally low.
The sink is just a standard stainless steel job, one basin, with a sprayer (also low pressure). The dishwasher and plumbing in the bathroom seem to be fine. Hot and cold are equally slow.
Where should I start looking? Any ideas what might be causing it?