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Lower Flow Rate after Stop Cock Off?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Ben B, 2 Jun 2014.

  1. Ben B

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    I recently fitted a new kitchen sink & taps. nothing else has changed in the house, but the flow rate in the whole house isn't what it was. It's not a dribble by any means, but the showers have lost their Oomph certainly.

    The stop tap is just under the sink, so the kitchen sink tap is the first thing the water gets to. So I can't work out why anything would have changed. The stop cock is definitely back on all the way.

    What else could have changed? There's a huge new building development nearby, I'm wondering it it just coincides with changes the waterboard have made for that?
     
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    But is it?!

    The insides could stopped halfway up
     
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    That's a good point. I wonder if I should start fiddling with the main stopcock for the house!!? I shall investigate!
     
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    Could be a bit of the washer stuck in the seating. Dismantle and clean should sort it.
    Jeff
     
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    I'd bet on the stop cock not being fully open despite appearing to be so. Easy to check if you can turn off in the street.
     
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