Water Pressure Issue

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I recently had a pipe break in my powder room downstairs. The pipe was fixed rather quickly.
This room is being renovated now, so there is no running water in there.
However, we are experiencing mild water pressure related issues in our upstairs bathroom.
1 of our 2 sinks in our double vanity has low water pressure.
Additionally, our toilet has been flushly strangely (take a second or 2 longer than usual).
The other sink and shower, as well as the rest of the first floor has no water pressure issues.
The contractor is going to look at it today, but I was wondering if anyone else has an idea.
I am clueless with this stuff.
Thanks.
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TADAAA....you get the a.h.r NG weekly prize for the post containing the most useless and least useful/necessary info to get your problem solved.....
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Thanks the award. My OP stated the pipe failure, the fact that the pipe was fixed, and the ensuing symptoms.
Not sure what else you would like me to add in terms of details?
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Don't waste your time responding, you can't drag me down with you...
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There is nothing else you need to figure it out.
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Take off the airators on the end of the faucet, I bet they are clogged with debris. Debris could be also be affecting how the toilet fills, I removed one of the flex supply hoses on a toilet and a 1/4" rock was reducing flow to near zero. Anytime plumbing work is done you can get debris getting stuck in the small openings somewhere.
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On Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:01:06 -0800, aj wrote:

Having been involved with various WWII sites, when people say "powder room" I immediately think of volatile explosives... :-)

Sounds like someone may have just turned a valve off somewhere when they fixed the pipe, and didn't get it fully on again (or at least not open to the extent that it was before). It certainly might be more noticable in some places than others, depending on pipe layout / diameters.
If it's affecting the toilet, that suggests it's on the cold side (unless you're like our neighbors and have your toilet hooked to the warm water feed) - trace where the cold water supply comes into the house and there'll be a main valve there somewhere. Open it up a little more if you can...
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wrote:

Thanks Jules. I will make sure the main water supply was fully re- opened. If my contractor doesn't get to it first. Many thanks.
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aj wrote:

Are you speaking of FLOW or PRESSURE?
They aren't the same you know. (Or maybe you don't. <G>)
As for the toilet, what is it taking longer to do, move the water out of the bowl or refill the tank? If it's the former, I'd doubt that it has anything to do with the other problems.
I'll go along with clogged spout strainers, particularly since you say only one of the two sinks in your double vanity has a problem.
Good Luck,
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Check to see if the upstairs feed is from the powder room. If so see if they reduced the size of the pipe they repaired.
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aj wrote:

Crud was knocked loose in the pipes during the repair, and it plugged up the aerators in the faucets or the toilet valve.
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Sure enough, there was some shrapnel in the faucet aerator. That is working like a charm again. Still haven't determined the source of the problem with the toilet yet. Hopefully my guy takes a look at it today.
Thanks all!
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Depending on the type of fill valve you have in the toilet, you might have a problem similar to the clogged aerator.
See steps 12 & 13 of these instructions:
http://www.fluidmaster.com/html/pdf/400a_instructions.pdf
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thanks for the insight, I will take a look at this apparatus tonight.
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wrote:

An expansion tank should help (about $40), and reduce the wear on appliance valves and extend your water tank life.
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re: "An expansion tank should help"
How would an expansion tank increase the pressure and/or flow at his toilet and 1 of the 2 sinks in the vanity?
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DerbyDad03 wrote:

Depending on where it is located and lots of other variables since it acts as an accumulator it will help with maintain pressure and flow.
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That reminds me of the famous Gary Slusser (or was it Slusher) who insisted he could change system pressure by adjusting the pre-charge in the pressure tank of a well system.
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The OP had work done in a downstairs bathroom and is now experience problems in a single toilet and 1 of 2 sinks, all of which are located in the same upstairs bathroom.
Why would he suddenly need an expansion tank to fix those 2 fixtures?
To keep things simple, let's forget about the toilet for the time being. Please explain the proper location and a few of the "lots of other variables" that would explain how an expansion tank would be the fix when of 1 of 2 side by side sinks suddenly starts experiencing pressure and/or flow problems.
I'm just trying to learn. Thanks.
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