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    Default Low flow from hot water tub faucet

    Just recently I have noticed that the hot water flow coming to my tub faucet has decreased. Is this a sign that the valve cartridge needs to be replaced or something else? The house was built in the 50's and I have lived in it for a year. I would guess that the faucet is 20 years old. I have a complete bathroom rebuild scheduled for next year so I would rather this be a fix rather than a faucet replacement. Thanks.

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    Some tub faucets have filter screens on their inlet...if yours do, they could be clogged. From the 50's, you could have galvanized water pipes you may be looking at a repipe as they age, they their internal diameter decreases down to a soda straw before they start to leak.
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    I pulled the access panel and the supply pipes appear to be copper. Where would I look to find the filter screens? Thank you for taking the time to help me out.

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