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      We recently followed directions in a Family Handyman magazine to drain our water heater for silt removal. Our heater is 3 yrs old as is our home. Since then, every faucet regained full water pressure upon refilling of the tank except for 2 sinks in the master bath – very little pressure. The shower works fine though in the master bath. Suggestions please?

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      : We recently followed directions in a Family Handyman magazine to drain our water heater for silt removal. Our heater is 3 yrs old as is our home. Since then, every faucet regained full water pressure upon refilling of the tank except for 2 sinks in the master bath – very little pressure. The shower works fine though in the master bath. Suggestions please?1) first step is to remove the faucet aerators and check to see if water pressure is at that point. Clean aerators and replace.2) if pressure is not there, the next step would be to work on the faucet to see if debrie is in the valve portions of the faucet.3) Sometimes, the stops at the wall get clogged. When ever I replace a stop, I replace the galv nipple with a brass one. Replace the supply tube to the faucet at this time also.4) Go back to item 1. The easiest fix is usually the right fix in this case.Regards, Terry Love

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      : We recently followed directions in a Family Handyman magazine to drain our water heater for silt removal. Our heater is 3 yrs old as is our home. Since then, every faucet regained full water pressure upon refilling of the tank except for 2 sinks in the master bath – very little pressure. The shower works fine though in the master bath. Suggestions please?THE FIRST THING I WOULD CHECK ARE THE SCREENS IN FAUCETS IN THE MASTER BATH. PERHAPS SOME OF THE SEDIMENT WAS STIRRED UP IN YOUR TANK AND MADE THEIR WAY DOWN THE WATER LINES. THESE SCREENS ARE VERY FINE AND IF SEDIMENT COLLECTS IN THEM, THEY WOULD WOULD HAVE RESTRICTED WATER FLOW. (JUST UN-SCREW THE UNSCREW THE PART THAT THE WATER COMES OUT, TAKE IT APART AND PUT IT BACK IN.) THIS WOULD BE MY GUESS AS IVE HAD TO DO IT MYSELF. GOOD LUCK

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