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I just purchased a 1987 Carri-lite 5th wheel. It seems to be in great shape except I have nothing but a trickle from my tub/shower faucet. It does not matter if I am connected to city water or using the water pump the pressure is non existant. The water pressure is fine in all other faucets both with city water and using the pump. I have replaced the faucet thinking it may be clogged, but no difference with the new faucet. Anyone have any suggestions I would appreciate any info.

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Posted: 11/07/07 02:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try it without the shower head connected.


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Posted: 11/08/07 09:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have a water filter(cartridge) in the system, it may need to be replaced. My filter is located in the corner of a rear closet.


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Posted: 11/08/07 10:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Possibly water heater by-pass valves in wrong position or the outside shower valves on??





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When you replaced the faucet did you verify the amount of flow out of the two open fittings??? Are both H and C a problem or just one??? If you had limited flow from open fittings then obviously the problem is upstream. I could understand a kink in a line, but not both at the same time. Sounds lke some hidden shut off valves??...Brian


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mtofell1 wrote:

I'd be suspect of an obstruction in the showerhead hose or the faucet itself.

BINGO! I was looking to see if this response was made before I said it myself. This is where I would look. Sometimes debris is introduced into the plumbing from installation of water lines and other plumbing This debris can work its way to the faucet screens and shower head and clog them. Also check the mixing valve, if nothing is found at the head.


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You mention you replaced the faucet... does this mean the shower hose too?

Supply plumbing is a pretty simple system to troubleshoot... If it works at all places except X the problem has to be between the last junction and X. If it's both hot and cold that have a problem it pretty much has to be between the mixing valve (basically at the faucet) and the point where the water comes out. Assuming the flow is bad from both hot and cold I'd be suspect of an obstruction in the showerhead hose or the faucet itself.

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