Got a question on water flow through brass valve. Last house I lived
in I had to redo the kitchen plumbing and used all cvpc. I was
unhappy with the flow through the cpvc valves.
So on this house, same project, water supplies are half inch cvpc but
instead of a cvpc valve I put in a brass B&K half inch stop valve.
Model 105-003, says it's for use w/ water, oil, or air.
My flow through this was exactly one gallon per minute, hot or cold,
with the aerator off of course. This morning I was getting pretty
ticked about this so checked the valves and saw that they had several
more twists to make them fully open. I opened them all the way, and
I get one gallon a minute.
Water pressure in all the pre-existing plumbing is fine, better than
I'm used to in other houses actually. The litchen supply is new all
the way back to a manifold I crafted.
Am I missing some key thing about valves ? Has anyone run into this
before and what valve did you use to get decent flow.