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Old 03-26-2015, 03:11 PM   #51
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It's not my choice for decor, but new aerator from my junk box collection works well.
I've had the old one apart several times for cleaning without success.
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Now that makes a statement.

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I am still wondering how it could be better flow with the pump than city. Perhaps that is always the case but I would have expected the city HU to do better. And if it is the aerator, how one could seem to be affected but not the other. No sun or warm weather to consider it outside! Which would be the more important aspect anyway. Thought we would be camping by now but the lows are too low still.
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:05 AM   #54
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Water pressure still seems low. Interestingly, if you turn on the hot and then add the cold, the actual water stream does not increase.
That suggests a significant restriction somewhere that all the flow goes through the same pipe or fitting, which could be anywhere up to where the feed to the water heater splits off, or where the flow combines... in the faucet.

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I am still wondering how it could be better flow with the pump than city. Perhaps that is always the case but I would have expected the city HU to do better.
The city water pressure is limited by the regulator. The pump's output pressure is determined by its pressure control switch (which is usually adjustable). The pump output pressure could easily be higher than the regulator's setting, and as long as the pump can keep up, the flow would be higher.

RV regulators are listed as low as 40 psi. Some RV water pumps run at 55 psi, and one spec sheet I saw suggested it could go as high as 85 psi.

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And if it is the aerator, how one could seem to be affected but not the other.
I would expect excessive restriction caused by the aerator to be more noticeable on the lower-pressure water source.
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:35 AM   #55
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It's not my choice for decor, but new aerator from my junk box collection works well.
I've had the old one apart several times for cleaning without success.
That flow doesn't look to bad to me. Is that the pump or the city hook-up? I have been in parks where the city water with the pressure regulator flows a lot less than that. Have you tried measuring the flow from your hose with the regulator attached and compared it to the flow at the sink. Just time how long it takes for each to fill up the same bucket with water. If they are the same then the regulator is suspect, or it is what it is.

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I would expect excessive restriction caused by the aerator to be more noticeable on the lower-pressure water source.
Picture with new aerator shows water running while using pump. I got tired of dragging out the hoses ( takes two ) and then coiling them up again after.
Aerator appears to have been the problem, but I haven't tried it on city water yet.
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