New Kitchen Faucet

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:21:18 GMT  <== Personal ==> 

Our kitchen faucet has been leaking under the sink, from, I think, one of the supply hoses. Finally went with the wife to Home Depot and got a replacement. Installing it took, as usual, much longer than I thought it would, losing nearly the whole morning today. When I thought I was done, I turned it on, and the water ran for a few seconds, then stopped. I could not convince it to flow again. So I took it apart, and found a valve that required, I think, more pressure than I have to open; my water is gravity fed from a spring up the hill. Removing the valve, and the flow limiter in the aerator, made it work well.

New Faucet

Faucet Valve and Flow Limiter
Pressure valve on left, flow limiter on right

Pressure valve end view
Pressure valve end view

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I also have gravity feed

Submitted by Joel on Wed, 24 Dec 2014 04:15:52 GMT

I also have gravity feed from a tank forty or fifty feet above my sink, and when I installed my faucet I had exactly the same problem with the same solution.

Guess they just assume everybody's got city pressure, huh?

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