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Old 09-29-2008, 11:25 AM   #15
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Lightbulb Low Water Pressure?

Check your filter/screens at the faucet(s)...oftentimes dirt/debris collects in there and the water pressure seems to be lessened. The screen is actually blocked and water can't get through. Unscrew the tip of the faucet or shower head and clean them out...you'll be surprised at all the "gunk" that's in there, even using a filter upstream.

It may help.

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Old 09-29-2008, 12:46 PM   #16
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Check your filter/screens at the faucet(s)...oftentimes dirt/debris collects in there and the water pressure seems to be lessened. The screen is actually blocked and water can't get through. Unscrew the tip of the faucet or shower head and clean them out...you'll be surprised at all the "gunk" that's in there, even using a filter upstream.

It may help.

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I second that, what she sez...
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:22 PM   #17
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Pressure or flow ...

Don't confuse water pressure with water flow. If you not getting the volume of water you want it may not be a lack of pressure but rather restriction in flow. For us we accept the reduced flow caused by our filter.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:33 PM   #18
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I can't argue the logic that prevails herein, but I often run the pump to augment the pressure at the shower head when hooked to the campground supply - and it works! Niether service alone equals the combined pressure. I've replaced the AS pressure regulator once before, I regularly clean the faucet screens, and I use an inline filter at the faucet. Maybe it has to do with the volume rather than the pressure - as previously suggested.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:55 AM   #19
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Water filters between the city water source and your trailer can also lower your water pressure...if they do, tit's time to replace or clean them...
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:47 AM   #20
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Why doesn't one of our fine moderators re-name this thread?
Subject lines like this one [stupid question ?????] just cause confusion and difficulty in our already screwed up search features.
I do agree that there are (almost) no stupid questions, but Lord there are so so many stupid subject lines.
How bout calling it..... Water pumps, water tanks, city water, water filters ..."stupid questions ??? not"
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Check your filter/screens at the faucet(s)...oftentimes dirt/debris collects in there and the water pressure seems to be lessened. The screen is actually blocked and water can't get through. Unscrew the tip of the faucet or shower head and clean them out...you'll be surprised at all the "gunk" that's in there, even using a filter upstream.

It may help.

Shari
Shari's right. After spending countless hours of plumbing repairs, replacing all of the faucets and the water pump, we would still find an occasional "treasure" that would block a plumbing fixture. The latest was what looked like a spring that you would find inside a ball point pen. Most of this crud came from our fresh water tank which has since been thoroughly flushed out and sanitized.

Sometimes we've had to remove the supply lines from a faucet because the blockage occurred before the valve, not at the aerator or shower head. This was pretty easy in our trailer because we installed new PEX fittings when we replaced the plumbing fixtures.

Our technique: with the supply lines disconnected from a plumbing fixture my wife turns the city water on while I catch the water in a pile of old beach towels. We just ran the water long enough to soak three big beach towels and that has worked every time. “Beach towels?” you ask… I’ve found this to be easier than trying to squeeze a bucket under the bath or kitchen cabinets.

A clean fresh water piping system, along with a clean city water filter element, has us with better water flow than our friends’ expensive late model diesel pushers.

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