Re: Pressure-less in Portland Oregon
You mention the location of the water heater, is this to say you only have pressure problems with the hot water or is it both hot/cold in the kitchen that are lacking?
The first thing to check is the aerator on the faucet. That is the screen thingy at the tip of the spout. This often becomes clogged with particles which reduces pressure. Perhaps the anglestops (shut-off valves under the sink ) are not fully open. Open them fully then turn them back slightly.
What is leaking from the dishwasher, the supply line or the discharge line? Either way, tightening the connections usually takes care of business.
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