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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 12:28 AM
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I, Husb2Sparkly, am the self-decalred "World's Biggest Dummy"!
In this thread (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... ) I posted about low water pressure.

Well ...... I found the reason and solved this extraordinarily vexing problem ...... for free.

A few months back I replaced the faucet aerators on our main and summer kitchen faucets. With units like this one:



Over the last week or two, water flow has been uneven, ranging from a weak flow to a trickle. I could not for the life of me figure the problem out. Many of you suggested various things, and for that I thank you, one and all.

Well, tonight I was rinsing out a big pot and the water was a trickle again. It was really getting to me. So I pulled down on the aerator to swtich from stream to spray, hoping that the spray would at least have more force, if not volume.

Lo and behold ...... water .... with pressure.

I pushed up on the aerator to go back to solid stream.

Just a trickle again. I pushed harder.

Eureka!

Water.

With its old pressure back.

I checked the summer kitchen.

Ditto.

I wasn't fully switching the goddammed aerator.

And so I am now the self-declared "Dummy of DU Home Improvements" and, for this week, also the "World's Biggest Dummy".

For this I get the Fred Sanford Award.



Thank you for your attention to my stupidity!

Good night! :hi:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 05:03 AM
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1. well at least both our plumbing "problems" were a no cost fix
you're cheaper then mine, as I have to repair some drywall but still an cheap easy fix
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 03:05 PM
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7. CAN you imagine .........
..... if I had gotten really desperate and called a plumber and **he** found the problem???????

I would have felt dumb and poor! :)
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 04:42 PM
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8. yeah that woulda cost a pretty penny
especially all the overtime til you could get him to stop laughing........

:hug: sorry, couldn't resist and I'm sure you've heard it all with Sparkly this week
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 09:02 AM
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2. Hey, at least you had the guts to tell us.
Glad the problem was fixed, and for free!
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 01:28 AM
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3. At least it was a free fix.
The faucet aerator screens get jammed up with calcium deposits from the well water all the time around here. I'm glad you found your problem.
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lovelaureng Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 08:06 AM
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4. No shame in admitting your error.
I have carried that award many times myself. Don't sweat it too much.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 10:42 AM
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5. You sound like a problem solver to me!
That's not being a dummy! :D
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 03:03 PM
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6. Thanks for that!
After this little adventure, I need some bucking up. Sparkly and Sparkly Jr have had a lot of fun about this.

Honestly, I don't mind. Fun's where its at. :)
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 06:09 PM
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9. We have a saying for fixit problems around our house
Look for the easy reason for the problem first. I'm so glad that your faucet problem was one of those easy fixes, Husb. And think of it this way - You just may be helping someone around here in advance!

Congrats on figuring it out yourself!
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