hot water takes too long to heat in kitchen


Old 12-05-00, 12:06 PM
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The hot water works fine from all of my faucets except for the one in the kitchen sink. It will get hot, but only after I let it run for a while. The bathroom faucets only take a few seconds to heat up. Why is this? I can also hear a knocking sound (like every 5 seconds or so)coming from the kitchen pipes when the hot water is turned on in the sink. What could be causing the water not to heat only in the kitchen?
Old 12-05-00, 10:10 PM
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The most likely reason for the problem you have is the kitchen faucet is the furthest from the hot water heater.

The hot water has to push out all the cold water in the pipe before it reaches the kitchen faucet.

Much of the heat, in the hot water, gets lost in warming the pipes also, as it travels to the faucet.

The banging may be cause from the pipes as they begin expanding from the hot water moving through them.

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