...like the flip of a switch...
This might be an easy one for someone out there, but it's got me baffled.
We have a typical shower/tub combo in both our bathrooms. Strangely, when
you turn on the water and lift the metal piece on the faucet to force water
to the shower, the pressure seems to have two levels: normal and somewhat
lower. Nothing else. If the pressure seems low, I simply push the metal
piece down, and retry by pulling it back up again immediately. Sometimes it
takes 2 tries, and sometimes 10 tries. Eventually, I can get it to be full
pressure, but it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the water pressure
in the house, as the two showers are the only items that experience this
quick change in pressure.
At first, I thought it had something to do with the shower heads, but I've
cleaned them several times, and water flows freely through them. I think it
has something to do with how the water is getting diverted, including that
metal piece on the faucet that causes the water diversion (sorry I don't
know the actual names of those pieces). Any ideas? Anyone else experience
this? It's happening in both my bathrooms, and while not causing any
problems, it is certainly annoying.
As far as the type of shower faucet, it's a one-handle Delta tub and shower
Thanks in advance!