I have a kitchen faucet with a side spray (a separate pull out sprayer) that
sprays water at low speed, similar to this:
Any idea where can I buy a replacement spray head with more power? I want to
blast away the gunk that sticks to the strainer basket and garbage disposal
flaps, so I can clean them without touching with hands.
Doubt you'll find any. One limiting factor is the water pressure, of
course. Be sure your diverter valve is working properly too. The intent of
the spray is to rinse dishes, pots, pans, etc so the factory does not make a
high pressure version as most people prefer a gentle spray that does not get
Considering hte price, you may want to try making your own nozzle by
drilling out a disk or inserting a short length of copper tubing and
crimping the end to reduce volume but increase pressure.
Try unscrewing the spray nozzle from the end of the hose and examine any
rubber washer that's in there.
A few years ago our kitchen sprayer started acting like it had an
enlarged prostate and finally wouldn't trip the diverter valve at all.
When I removed the spray nozzle from the hose I saw that the flat rubber
sealing washer inside the female opening had squished or swelled so that
its center hole was nearly non existant.
I removed the washer, gave it a quick bop with a hollow punch to enlarge
the center hole and "Bob's your uncle".
It's been working like a racehorse since then.
the interior lining of the hose itself can delaminate from the outer
layer and restrict flow a lot.
might see great flow for a second then flow reduction. this happens to
hand held showers and can happenb to car brake hoses, making a check
valve effect wearing out pads and over heating rotors.
try replacing the diverter valve ands hose kit cheap attempt to repair
You can just forget the diverter valve and tap the spray head directly
into the water main. I did that and it worked well for some time, but
eventually failed due to the pressure (and my pressure is only 40#).
Best bet would probably be to put a pressure reducing valve between the
main pressure and the spray head, I would guess 10# pressure would work
well and last.
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