Saturday, March 8, 2014

Remove The Water Saving Feature From A Faucet

Most faucets have a water saving feature which helps to keep your water usage down. Although the water saving feature does control how much water you use, it can also restrict the pressure in the faucet. You can remove the water saving feature and use the faucet without the feature. The water saving feature is inside the faucet aerator and will require you to remove the aerator from the faucet.


1. Place a towel over the sink drain to prevent accidentally dropping the small parts of the faucet aerator down the drain.

2. Place a cloth around the faucet aerator. The aerator is the portion on the end of your faucet. Grab the faucet aerator over the cloth with a pair of channel lock pliers.

3. Turn the faucet aerator counter-clockwise until you can unscrew the aerator by hand. Remove the pliers and cloth and twist the aerator away from the faucet. Place the aerator on a flat surface.

4. Pull the rubber washer out of the aerator with your finger tips or a small screwdriver. Lift out the restrictor plate. The restrictor plate is the water saving feature in the aerator. The plate is a disk with a small hole in the center.

5. Inspect the remaining parts for sediment buildup and clean if necessary. Place the rubber washer back into the aerator and thread the aerator back onto the faucet in a clockwise direction. Tighten the aerator with the channel lock pliers, using the cloth to protect the finish of the aerator.

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