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    What sorts of GPM would a high flow kitchen faucet tend to output? 2.2gpm? more? I thought that mine was rather slow, but I measured it today and it was around 2 gpm or a little more. I guess I am lookign for something even higher. Any ideas?
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    Removing the flow restrictor will help with that problem but what is the reason? Moen faucets are notorious for poor water flow on kitchen sink faucets. Especially the 875 series.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    I just want a stronger flow rate. If I am filling up a gallon jug or a large pot, I don't want to have to wait forever. If the flow is too fast, I'd rather have the power to turn the handle down a little, than to be stuck with a maximum rate.
    I read though that there is a 2.2GPM limit on faucets nowadays, so maybe there's not much I can do. Ever go to a gas station and have the guy next to you also fill up, and notice the lovely slowwww rate the gas comes out? That's what it feels like.
    I do have a Moen that has a pullout sprayer. You guessed right!
    My water pressure is 60 psi on the nose.

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    2.2 GPM is the federally mandated max rate for faucets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo
    2.2 GPM is the federally mandated max rate for faucets.
    Most faucets rely on a flow restrictor included as part of the aerator to achieve that low flow rate. It usually is a disk with a small hole in the center, which can be easily removed.

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    I noticed the flow is less if I am on full hot or full cold. In the middle is the best flow. I suppose that is normal behavior though.

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