Poor flow - first thing to check?

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Nah don't worry, I just spotted it before you did. Does all look like someone was in hurry though. I wonder if the bit of yellow in the background is the bonding cable, or that they forgot to stick it on.
 
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blink and 15mm you,ll miss it :) , I reckon its the strainer, as the whole installation is run through it,
 
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Hey look, it says in the signature: I am usually always right.
Gimme a break, nobody's perfect, only me.
 
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Okay, I can unscrew the head of the pressure reducing valve so it rotates freely but I can't for the life of me pull it off. Am I missing a trick? Many thanks.
 
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to me thats not a typical valve for a megaflow, looks like one from a mcdonald engineering cylinder.is the cylinder green lagged or is it definetly a magaflow.
 
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Many thanks for the link. My valve is slightly different - it's a RWC 312 series with 3 bar stamped on the top (looks non-adjustable).

Very frustrating - I can unscrew the cartridge but can't actually pull it away from the main body, even using brute force. Is there a retaining clip or something?
 
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think last time i come across this type of valve. i just replaced the dam thing on that basis.cant seem to remember the filter being accessable.
 
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Thanks for all the advice - it's definitely the strainer needing a good clean. Couldn't pull the cartridge out but all the prodding and twisting has helped - just put it all back together and the flow is greatly improved.

I will give RWC a call on Monday to see how the cartridge can be released.

Cheers.
 

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