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Water flow is terrible, removed green check valve, now its great. Is there a problem not using the check valve ?

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If it is a back flow check valve, then it is designed so water from sink, etc will not flow back into water pipes/system. as long as you do not submerge the faucet into the sink or some other standing water, you will be fine.(and even if you did, the odds of an issue is very very small, if at all). what you removed also could be a flow restrictor and if that is what you removed their is no downside except for more water use.

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There is a little popper in the spout area. You need to remove the top handle and slide the spout off. The popper is in the main tube coming up. It.s a standard part at most big box hardware stores and it costs less than $10.

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