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If the sink sprayer has pressure, water is getting to the sink, through the sink valves, and to the redirection valve... so the question would be why it isn't getting to the main tap. Presumably something is blocking/plugging that path. If removing the aerator doesn't solve the problem (in which case you need to replace that aerator), and you're sure the tap ...
Pressure In a system fed from a header-tank, the pressure depends only on the height of the tank. To increase pressure you have only two or three options: Raise the tank higher. Install an electric pump (these are often used for showers) If your header-tank is filled from a high-pressure municipal supply, you would probably get better pressure from that ...
There is nothing you can do to increase the pressure of a gravity feed system. Install a pressure pump on the shower line. They are automatic pumps that come on when you turn on the shower and do a great job.
in that short run: size of pipe has little effect on pressure. You say the tank is overhead - Is this gravity feed? In that case pressure is a result of gravity (height of water column) not size of pipe. If it is a pressurized system - a 1/2" pipe over the length you are describing would not decrease the pressure. Quite often low flow out of facets is a ...
1/2" is a very small "main" - the only truly functional approach would be to upgrade it to a larger main. If your multiple-water use scenarios are of short duration, you could get some benefit from placing a pressure tank (as used in well pump systems) in the house to provide a few gallons of buffering, but after a few gallons (variable with size of tank ...
Your real question is 'can I remove "messy mortar" look'? Messy mortar is a deliberate style where extra mortar is smeared on the face of the brick. In some places the mortar will penetrate deeply, others not so much. Either way the mortar on the face of the bricks is as hard as the mortar between the bricks. Pressure washing your house, at least if the ...
As long as the mortar is not loose or crumbling, it will be fine to pressure wash. If it is loose and the face of the mortar gets washed out, you might consider re-pointing after the pressure washing.
It seems to me that you have cartridge problem. Replace it and you would be fine. There is nothing wrong with your pressure or your plumbing. And Oh, Pex is fine.
If the flow is good at the supply valves, I'd suspect the line between the supply valve and the faucet - if copper/brass, it might have an intentional solder blockage. If not, and if you only disconnected the lower end at the supply valve, I'd look at the upper end at the faucet valve for a restricting orifice, or a solder blob up inside the base of the ...
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