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Old 06-20-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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Water pressure solution?

My Lady, 42' double cabin Formosa Trawler, is getting there! Had fuel polished and interiors of tanks cleaned for 1 BU. Forward air conditioner repaired for $862. New bottom paint and zincs. Just purchased over $500 of ipe to replace rotten mast and rotten bow pulpit. However!

Water pressure is great in both head sinks both hot and cold, as well as tub/shower, (very little water will come out of the shower head when switched however) galley sink dribbles... if any other source is on. I'd like to replace the old two handle shower fixture and do whatever I need to do to get decent pressure in the galley sink. Any suggestions??

Bob and Vic in Goodland, Florida. Hoping to cruise soon.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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My Lady, 42' double cabin Formosa Trawler, is getting there! Had fuel polished and interiors of tanks cleaned for 1 BU. Forward air conditioner repaired for $862. New bottom paint and zincs. Just purchased over $500 of ipe to replace rotten mast and rotten bow pulpit. However!

Water pressure is great in both head sinks both hot and cold, as well as tub/shower, (very little water will come out of the shower head when switched however) galley sink dribbles... if any other source is on. I'd like to replace the old two handle shower fixture and do whatever I need to do to get decent pressure in the galley sink. Any suggestions??

Bob and Vic in Goodland, Florida. Hoping to cruise soon.
Yes, when you have multi faucets on the water volume will be reduced as most water bumps are on 30 psi compared to 60+ psi dock. If one sink is does not have the flow its probable the screen in the faucet. Its like the AC electric there is a limit!
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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if you have good pressure out of 2 fixtures sound like the need their screens/orifices cleaned is all.

I used a pullout sprayer type from Lowes as a galley faucet as I couldn't stand the old one and had this one on hand from a house remodel.

Sure the shower cutoff button isn't partially pushed/turned? If you still need to replace it...check RV suppliers too. I got my forward head replaced with a lookalike chromed plastic with integral shower takeoff for $19.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #4
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$19? I didn't think you could buy anything for $19 any more,,,
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #5
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Ditto, 19.99
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