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Old 03-13-2018, 04:41 PM   #21
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I removed the pullout spout from the hose and then removed the check valve from the spout and behind that in the spout was a small piece with a tiny hole in it. I stuck a drill bit into it and pulled it out.
Put the check valve back in and replaced the spout on the hose.
WaLa. Now have normal flow in kitchen.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:35 PM   #22
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"They" being who? The tech who installed the one from Lowes? Keystone? I don't think it matters since it is the faucet mfg who installs the restrictor.
See: http://energy.ca.gov/2015publication...CMF-marked.pdf 1.8GPM maybe 2.2GPM if you're lucky.
As goes Kalifornia so goes the nation.......

I don't think anyone has a choice in whether you get a restrictor or not. Once it is yours you can do what you want.

Only in Kalifornia will the faucet police knock on your door and impound your faucet if you remove the restrictor. You will also get fined and some jail time. And your water will be turned off. You have been warned.
May also be known to the state of kalifornia to cause cancer.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:33 PM   #23
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Tattle Tail...Rat Fink....Snitch...

They will be knocking on my door in the morning to take my 5th wheel endorsement away and I will not be able to tow my water wasting Montana anywhere.
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I removed the pullout spout from the hose and then removed the check valve from the spout and behind that in the spout was a small piece with a tiny hole in it. I stuck a drill bit into it and pulled it out.
Put the check valve back in and replaced the spout on the hose.
WaLa. Now have normal flow in kitchen.
Thanks. After our AZ trip the Montana is back in hibernation. When I de-winterize, I'll look at it.
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:49 PM   #26
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Have you found a solution I have the same issue on my 2017 Montana 5th wheel
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Have you found a solution I have the same issue on my 2017 Montana 5th wheel
Yes, I took the head off the flexible hose and pulled out a plastic washer with a small hole in it. I won't know if that fixed it until I de-winterize but I think it will. I'll get a photo later today.
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Where the pull out on the nozzle end ?
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Pulling out the flow restrictor will give you more flow.
It will also allow the DW to fill the galley tank faster
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Where the pull out on the nozzle end ?
I don't know what model you have, but for mine, yes, just unscrew the nozzle (didn't even need any tools) from the flexible hose, look in the nozzle and you will figure it out. I don't think I had to take anything in the nozzle apart; the flow restrictor just pops out. I'll get a picture tomorrow.
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Pulling out the flow restrictor will give you more flow.
It will also allow the DW to fill the galley tank faster
She's easy on the water; we have dry camped for years.
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:46 PM   #32
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Here is a photo of the restrictor washer I pulled out. Simply unscrew the head from the flexible hose and pop it out. After I de-winterize next month, I'll see how it works.
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:48 PM   #33
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I found two items restricting the flow. I could not see a use for either of them so I pulled them both out. The top one was between the flexible hose and the head, the other one was on the other end of the flexible hose. I also found a bunch of wood chips stuck in there.

While I was in the process of de-winterizing, my FloJet water pump failed; probably from the same junk that was clogging the faucet. I replaced it with a ShurFlo revolution pump (strainer on order). Now my water flow is great. It was a combination of removing the restriction, cleaning out the junk and replacing the water pump.

PS: The new pump is much quieter than the old one.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:21 AM   #34
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I talked to FloJet this morning, they said the pump had probably sucked dirt and construction debris from the fresh water tank. That checks since I found bits of wood in my kitchen faucet line. They will take a look at it and probably repair/replace under warranty (2 years).

He said these pumps need a strainer on them; I have one on order.

Thank you Keystone for the extra dirt and junk in my fresh water tank and thanks again for not installing a strainer on the pump as stipulated in the pump installation instructions.
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