I recently replaced our kitchen sink and faucet. The faucet is a
Kohler Coralais single faucet with a pull out sprayer Model K059149
GR. The wife picked it because it was white to match the new sink.
However the force or the flow rate out of the faucet is not as strong
as I think it should be. Believe it is correctly installed. The valves
under the sink are fully on. The aeriator filter is not clogged so I
am at a loss as to why. Any one have a similar problem with a Kohler
faucet or have any suggestions?
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I don't claim this to be correct practice.
However, I never leave an angle stop "fully on." I always leave a
valve at least half a turn short of fully on. It might be a year or
more before I need to turn it, and I might need to work it back and
forth a bit to get it to move. So I like it short of all the way, to
give me both directions to move.
I don't know if this is right or wrong but it works for me.
My Dad likes to open valves all the way minus half a turn.
The slow water flow may well be account of a restrictor.
Some busy body decided that we should all live with low flow
facuets, toilets, etc. The net result is you have to flush
twice. And wait three times as long to fill the pot,
compared to before. Supposedly, if it takes 20 minutes to
fill your stew pot instead of four minutes, we're some how
I'd reccomend to unscrew the aerator, and see if the water
is forced through a small hole. Think cordless drill, and
drill bit. Enlarge the small hole.
On Sat, 26 Sep 2009 09:07:03 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
AFAIK, you're right. But just for the record, I thought I'd tell all
that although I had no restriction on my 30 year old toilet, I closed
the water supply to it by about 90%. That way it makes no noise when
it refills and doesn't require me to turn up the radio.
Of course I live alone and so far don't have to go more than once
every 10 minutes, so if it takes 5 or 10 minutes to fill, it's okay.
I presume the cordless drill is so he doesn't electrocute himself.
It probably has an eco-water restricter...It is a disk with a pin hole
through it inside the faucet to restrict water flow...They don't trust you
to turn the water on only as fast as you need it...If you can take it apart
you could probably remove it ..Then again if you are in an area with water
shortages you may want to leave it....Here in Maine where water is more than
abundant they are foolishness...LOL....
Where the hell do you think the water goes after it comes out of my well
and it goes down the drain into the septic tank and out through the leach
field ?? BACK INTO THE GROUND....LOL....We have so much water here springs
bubble out of the ground EVERYWHERE not to mention the thousands of lakes ,
ponds , streams and rivers..Ever hear of Poland Springs bottled water ?? It
is in Poland Springs , Maine...We EXPORT water...LOL....What may make sense
in Arizona or California is foolishness here.....
Not me. The place my cabin is located is called 7 springs. History says
it never suffered from draught. My well is Arteisan and lots and lots of
water. I don't have septic field(illegal here) I have 2K gallon holding
tank I vacuum out once a year at a cost of 180.00. Been to Africa? Some
places there folks use a bucket of water a day for the whole family. Not
even clean water like we drink. Still we have to conserve all the
resources whether we have much or not. Just my own personal
opinion. Our bottled water comes from Rockies glacier. I don't drink
that, I drink multi stage filtered RO water. It uses so much energy to
How is conserving water in Maine (a state awash in water) going to help
people in Africa ??? That's makes about as much sense as your mom telling
you to clean your plate off cause kids are starving in Africa...Gotta
another news flash for you...All the water we use ends up back in the ground
eventually..What we drink goes in one end and out another.What we retain
will end up in the ground when we get put in the ground as well...It doesn't
go anywhere...Well except for the water we send up to the space
station...LOL..The rest of it stays right here on Earth..It is the ultimate
Nice counter to the points I made.....When all else fails , attack the
messanger.....Typical....You still haven't answered my question...How does
me conserving water here in Maine benefit those in Africa ??? Is it magicly
transported there ???...If I don't use it it runs into the Atlantic
Ocean...What then ?? How does that help ?? I wonder what name he will call
Dirty, dirty people. If water were that big a deal, they'd catch the next
bus for Maine.
Why? Water, like whale oil for lighting, is a renewable resource.
Okay. This definition of "opinion"? "Opinion - A belief or conclusion held
with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof."
But substantially less energy than it takes to bottle Pepsi or Schlitz (The
beer that made Milwaukee famous). People sometimes drink bottled water for
the taste, same as Pepsi or Schlitz (The beer that made Milwaukee famous).
Admittedly, there aren't very many that do, but some.
I don't drink Pepsi or Coke that's poison!
So you think today's water is as clean as when you were a kid?
Can you dip yourself into s swimming hole you used to go when you were
kid? Maybe that hole dried up by now. Be honest about it. Renewable
alright but it gets less and less, dirtier and dirtier. Say yes or no.
There may be a solid piece of something caught in the line, bad
cut-off valve, etc. Best bet is to contact Kohler--take their
suggestion(s) before anyone else. Who knows, they may offer you a
Not exactly sure what you mean by "strong." Just because the flow
doesn't feel strong, it may be delivering the proper volume per
minute. How long does it take to fill a gallon jug with *cold*
water? Time other faucets in the house and compare the numbers.
Aerators are rated between 2 and 6 gallons per minute. Yours is
probably 2gpm. Unscrew it and see if you get normal water flow. If
ok, leave it off or take it to your local hardware store and get the
same size/thread in a 6gpm.
I thought the same thing when I installed a Kohler with a pullout
sprayer in the spigot. The water just didn't have the force it used to
with a standard one-piece spigot. Does your pullout have settings for a
single stream and a shower spray? The mechanism in the pullout head
that lets you choose these settings naturally limits the amount of
In the few years we've had it, we've become accustomed to not being
able to spray water clear across the kitchen. It's just one of those
things you have to adjust for.
OTOH, if you're only getting a trickle, something is definitely wrong.
Here\'s some of my work:
I went to Kohler parts web page and got diagram of the faucet. There
are no adjustments. There is a part called control valve which looks
like a fixed spacer in the head. Called factory repair line and was
surprised to learn that when congress passed a law limiting flow in
toilets and showers it also included ANY faucets. By law they are
restricted to 2.5 gpm flow. It still looked like less than my bathroom
faucet so I took a 1 gallon container and timed fill time. They were
both within seconds of each other. I guess the better aeriator on new
kitchen faucet just looks slower. It may be possible to open head and
drill or adapt the controller but decided to live with it for time
being because threads on head did not move easily and marred part
first attempt to open it.
On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 15:14:22 -0700, Frank Warner
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