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Old 06-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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I have 3 outside faucets. one off the kitchen, and one off each of the 2 bathrooms. Two have excellent water pressure, as does the house in general. One off the front bathroom has horrendous pressure. Back of the house faucet is very strong.

Any guesses anybody as far as whether this shows there to be a problem? Should this be approached by trying to clean or flush pipes?

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Do you have a water softener? The one with the low pressure may be connected after the softener.

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. No water softener, but there is one thing in that bathroom that's different.

There is a device in-between the waterline and the sink inline before the outside faucet. I was told it gets hot water hot faster? It plugs into an electric outlet that's live. Has a timer and a on/off/timer switch. no setting makes a difference. I don't believe this is inline anyway though. Just in-between the sink and the line on this part of the house.

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Can you post a picture of it? It may be a re-circulating line.

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didn't seem to want to rotate. see if this works
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I don't understand why both hot and cold go in, but they go out to hot and cold on the faucet.

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Yep, that is a recirc pump.

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would it have an effect on the water pressure for the outside faucet after the pump?

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i wonder if it's installed wrong. going to both hot and cold on the sink.

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It's a re-circulating system that uses the cold water line to circulate the water. It should have no effect on your hose bib. I would start by turning the water off and remove the stem on the hose bib. There may be a loose washer in there that is restricting the flow.

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