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Old 07-28-2021, 09:55 AM   #1
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Slow running faucets

Hi Folks,
We have a 2019 23’ FC FBQ
We are currently at an RV park and water pressure is good.
However our faucets run very slow both hot and cold although the toilet flushes fine.
The kitchen, shower and bathroom sink are really slow. Both hot and cold.
I removed our external pressure regulator and it made no difference.

I ran the pump and it was a little better.

This is our second outing as we bought this rig last year and only used it once. Our previous AS was a 1997 25’ Safari and it had great water flow.
Is there an internal pressure regulator or filter that may be blocked.
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Old 07-28-2021, 10:26 AM   #2
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Removing the external pressure regulator is a good first step. There is an internal regulator, though I doubt that it is blocked. If you winterized with pink antifreeze , you may have crystals in your aerators. I suggest removing and cleaning all faucet aerators, including shower. The toilet doesn't have an aerator, that's why it works fine.

I hope this helps.
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Old 07-28-2021, 11:49 AM   #3
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Likely your aerators are clogged. Get aerator keys for your faucets if you don't have them and replace the aerators or at least clean them. Airstream can give you the make and model number for the faucets and you can get the keys from the manufacturer.

If you're not using a water filter you should be. Campground water is full of sediment that gets into your water system.


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Old 07-28-2021, 12:10 PM   #4
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Next step back from the aireators is faucets themselves. Quick check is at the shower (since it's a problem). Pull the head and see what happens. Then pull the hose that goes to the head. If there's still no flow, you have crud in the faucet or further upstream from the faucet.

Probably the worst case is that the internal pressure regulator (normally right at the water intake port) had some water in it and got freeze damage over the winter.

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Old 07-28-2021, 04:43 PM   #5
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If the aerator cleanse solves the problem in the kitchen and the bathroom but not the shower, there may be other easy fixes for the shower.

The vacuum breaker (backflow preventer) associated with the shower wand can fail. I can't speak to all models, but in mine it is easily accessible at the shower wall, inside the shower compartment. Remove it and re-connect the shower hose with no vacuum breaker. If that results in a satisfactory flow, replace the vacuum breaker. They're readily available on Amazon. If no improvement, re-install the original.

It may also be that crystals are clogging the shower head. There's no easy clean, replace the shower wand.

Another shower problem possibility is that the most commonly used shower head requires more water volume than typically passes through the pressure reducer/flow reducer. My solution to the latter situation was to replace the shower wand with an Oxygenics head. It magically gives the illusion of greater flow.
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Old 07-29-2021, 07:01 AM   #6
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Thanks for advice

Thanks for the advice. I did discover the pressure regulator behind the kitchen sink which is adjacent to the water inlet.
I did winterized with pink antifreeze and will remove and check each faucet screen for clogging.
We are st an RV Park with ablution blocks right near and they are excellent.
We head out tomorrow and ice we are home I will solve the problem.
Also I will add a filter to my water supply kit.
Much appreciate all the good advice.
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