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When I turn on my faucet, I tend to automatically turn it on to full blast, and I feel that it wastes water while lower pressure will do just fine. I turned down the cold water and now a lower stream comes out when I turn on the cold water. Wanted to do the same with the hot water but when I turn it down, the pipe starts clinging until I fully open the valve (only while the water is on). I'm talking about the valves under a sink in the bathroom. What is causing the clinging? Is it the hot water pressure? It is a good idea to turn down the pressure this way, and if so, any solution to the clinging?
This could be a lot of possible fixes. Try putting a piece of tube insulation around the pipe at where it is hitting on a another pipe or something. This would at least stop the noise. That is the nature of the beast with the noise. Hot water responds that way depending on what is going on in the air .
Posted on Jan 30, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.
Your question is: Why would the cold line water be luke warm?
In 30 years I've seen this maybe 10 times. It is relatively rare. But each time it was a cross connection between the hot and cold water lines. It could be this fixture is close to the hot water heater or the cross cnnection is in a faucet or it is in the way the water lines are piped. Anyway I would have to closely inspect the system while running the water in the fixtures in different combinations. Once the cross is located the easiest fix at this point is installing a check valve at the right point. You might consider utilizing thr Repair Directory to find a repairman. Make sure he has solved this type of problem before.
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Posted on Sep 14, 2008
It is hard to be certain without knowing the type of faucet, but if you have the type that has a single lever, it could be 2 things I can think of. If you have seperate knobs, I can only think of one. If you have the type with knobs, take the aerator screen off the end of the faucet, The screen may be plugged with saw cuttings of pvc or what ever type of pipe, or even the water saver orifice may be stopped up. If water runs freely with aerator off, you obviously have a problem there.
If you have the lever type, the ball valve can be in backwards, or even a little way off, and the water can not get to the faucet. I am guessing, the whole faucet assembly MAY be in backwards, but that too can usually be fixed by changing the ball around.
Hope this fixes you up!
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
SOURCE: clunking noise in sink
You are describing a problem known as water hammer. This will ultimately cause damage somewhere in your plumbing system so it should be addressed. If you are handy you can install an air chamber near the sink. If you want more information let me know. good luck.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
SOURCE: no water flow in kitchen sink
Sorry to say, you will need to replace that faucet, and also when you are shopping for a replacement, inquire about a rosette to cover the hole left by the voided sprayer.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
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