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    Question low water pressure

    My house was built in 1928. We have very low water pressure in the kitchen, especially the cold side. The pressure in the rest of the house seems ok. How can I improve this short of tearing out the lathe and plaster walls and replacing the galvinized pipe?

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    Default Re: low water pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by kdoty View Post
    My house was built in 1928. We have very low water pressure in the kitchen, especially the cold side. The pressure in the rest of the house seems ok. How can I improve this short of tearing out the lathe and plaster walls and replacing the galvinized pipe?
    If it's the original galvy pipe then likely the internal diameter is greatly reduced with corrosion and/or mineral build up ---- not much that can be done other than replace.
    A couple of things you might check --- the aerator and any shuttoffs for debris and clean as needed.
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
    - Rush

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    Default Re: low water pressure

    I appreciate your reply and I was afraid that is what I needed to do but one can only hope there is a "miracle" cure.

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