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Old 04-11-2011, 12:55 PM   #11
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Lou,

Where are these white plastic water flow restrictors you spoke of? My bath sink has very low pressure.

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Old 04-11-2011, 01:19 PM   #12
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Remove the aerator screen FIRST and make sure there is no crud clogging the screen. The white plastic disk with the small diameter hole is the flow restrictor. It can be removed to see if it is the problem. If it is, you can carefully enlarge the hole till you get the flow you want.

I juts removed mine and keep it in a plastic bag under the sink. When dry camping, I want the restricted flow for water usage control.
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Brand new trailer so I don't think crud is my problem, although never say never.

My main problem (related) is that I can't figure out how to remove the faucet end cap housing the screen. It pushes up and pulls down and twists in either direction and I have never seen anything like this. Seems to be designed to NOT be removed which makes no sense at all.
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Brand new trailer so I don't think crud is my problem, although never say never.

My main problem (related) is that I can't figure out how to remove the faucet end cap housing the screen. It pushes up and pulls down and twists in either direction and I have never seen anything like this. Seems to be designed to NOT be removed which makes no sense at all.
Yikes! Photos now please.

Crud could have been in the lines from when they drilled the probe holes in the fresh water tank.
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I did remove the white plastic water flow restrictors in the bathroom faucets (shower and sink) but there is not one in the kitchen that I could find. There is not one at all for the toilet.

I am still leaning toward the filter being clogged. Mine is getting yanked completely as soon as its back from being inspected. I am only using the Wal-Mart inline hose filter now.
Well, sure enough it was the water filter that needed replacing. I guess what sure have been easier to diagnose was made more difficult because the filter was supposed to last six months. I'm sure it hasn't been six months. I replaced it with a less restrictive (cheaper) filter. Hey, that fixed this problem. Thanks for all who gave advice.
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get one with a 5 micron filter with charcoal - the lower the micron the lower your pressure will be because the more it filters and the harder the water is to get past the filter
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Water Pressure

Another spot to check, like enough haven't been identified, is a small filter near your water pump. If you are on city water it doesn't affect things but running off your fresh water tank will be impacted. I noticed mine one day. Unscrewed it and found it about 75% full of PVC shavings. They were obviously from the manufacturing work on plumbing in the rig. Glad the filter trapped them before they hit any fixtures but over time they would have built the base for a clog or pressure problem. Best case would have been a premature failure of the water pump.
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[QUOTE=georgetown50;95421]I'm sure it hasn't been six months.QUOTE]

How does that go? "Results not typical."
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