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Old 04-30-2014, 11:16 PM   #1
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Water pressure issue

After hooking up the water for the first time tonight, a small trickle of water came out of all the faucets when they were turned on full blast. I let it run for 5 minutes thinking air was in the line. The cold water handle in the shower then blew off and water was spraying everywhere. Any ideas on what would cause the low pressure from the faucets but too much pressure to the shower?
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:39 AM   #2
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I purchased a used tent trailer and there was little/no water pressure at the faucets. I found that there were mineral deposit blocking the valves. I removed the faucet valves, cleaned them out and then ran vinegar through the system and let it sit over night (also in the water heater) and then flushed with clear water. They have been working fine ever since. Good luck
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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The camper is only 3 years old so I doubt mineral deposits would be an issue. I have a feeling the was air in the lines from when I winterized it and when the water was turned on, the air blew out the handle.
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The camper is only 3 years old so I doubt mineral deposits would be an issue. I have a feeling the was air in the lines from when I winterized it and when the water was turned on, the air blew out the handle.
The handles can only handle max 65 lbs PSI they are only held together with O rings. It will happen every time. If you changed them to house hold fixtures they would hold much higher pressure. The plex line is not a problem the weak point is the plastic fixtures. Was it your bathroom sink or shower? Those are the worst for pressure. I have never heard of a kitchen sink blowing but the bathroom is common, if you have to much pressure. I just read your post again it was the shower correct. your aerators could also be blocked at the other as mentioned above. The air could have caused some mineral deposits to be forced down to them. They are easy to clean, I have to clean mine as soon as I start to lose pressure still after 2 years.
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new campers almost always have some factory debris that clogs the faucets, by getting trapped in the spout screen.
take that off and you'll probably find sawdust and styrafoam.
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Thanks for the help. I will check to see if Home Depot has a shower faucet that will match to the plumbing as my old one.
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new campers almost always have some factory debris that clogs the faucets, by getting trapped in the spout screen.
take that off and you'll probably find sawdust and styrafoam.
X2......I found plastic water line burrs in my faucett screen.
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Thanks for the help. I will check to see if Home Depot has a shower faucet that will match to the plumbing as my old one.
make yourself happy like the rest of us, and get an Oxygenics shower handheld shower head.
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I do have an oxygenics shower, the part that broke was the cold water handle.
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