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Blanco purus II poor water pressure

I bought a house with a blanco purus II. how do i increase the water pressure/ remove the flow restrictor?

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If the pressure is the same for both hot and cold. Then most of the time it could be just a blocked Screen/Aerator. Unscrew it and see if the pressure has improved. If so the replace it! Lowe's or Home Depot have them.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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