I appear to have a strange problem. For the last 6 months, at least, in my master bath the sink faucet pours slowly when the hot water reaches the faucet itself.
- If the pipes have cooled off, it runs as fast as the cold side.
- As the pipes warm up, and warm water starts flowing, it slows down.
- As long as the water is warm/hot, it flows slowly.
- But it clears up and resumes full flow
The guest bath has a sink attached to the same pipe head, no problems. Same for the master and guest showers.
The faucets, shower heads and hoses are about 5 years old. I replaced them all when we moved in.
I suppose it could be debris coming loose when the pipes or hoses expand from the hot water, but it's very consistent. The flow is always the same speed. If you run the shower to get the water hot, then the sink faucet, it will run at normal flow for a few seconds until the hot water reaches it, then the flow decreases sharply as the water heats up sharply. Otherwise, the flow slows down... slowly.
What could be the problem? I'm tempted to replace the faucet and hoses again, but it's not as simple as the guest bath to get under there. It also drives me insane because it's something I forget as soon as I leave the bathroom but every morning when I try to shave I'm reminded. I imagine it's saving me a bit on energy, though, on the bright side.