Q: I live in a second-story flat. Sometimes when I turn on a water spigot halfway after a brief period of nonuse, the flow of water stops after a second or two. Water flows again when I open the spigot farther. When I close the spigot and turn it back on, everything's OK, until the spigot remains closed for several hours. Is this just a minor annoyance with which I must learn to deal? Or is this a sign of future problems? A: The mystery of the disappearing water pressure. A Perry Mason moment. Very strange. If you had this problem with just one faucet, we'd suggest that you probably have a defective washer. Or if it is a newer faucet, you might have a piece of grit that is restricting the flow. But when this happens with every faucet in your flat, it is indeed unusual. We don't think...
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