Low Hot Water Pressure

Old 03-03-03, 08:10 AM
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Low Hot Water Pressure

Within the last month we have noticed that the hot water pressure is lower than normal. I first noticed it at the kitchen sink.
I took the faucet apart and cleaned it. There were some calicum deposits. This seemed to help some. We drained the hot water tank partially and did not notice much sediment. The water seemed to be as hot as normal. The home is about 15 years old with copper piping. HELP!
Old 03-03-03, 04:36 PM
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Hot water pressure is usually directly related to cold water pressure into the heater tank.
Make sure that the cold water supply valve is wide open and clear of any debris.
Make sure that all hot water stops are wide open.
Good Luck!
Old 03-11-03, 09:11 AM
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It appears that the water going into the hot water tank is ok
(the value is open). How else can I check it and where are the hot water stops. The hot water pressure is mainly being effected in the main bathroom on the second floor and the kitchen.
Old 03-11-03, 07:46 PM
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My guess is that you have a deteriorated diptube in your water heater... Your house should not have "deposits" unless something is getting into the water... Take out the aerators in your faucets and if you are getting lots of small white particles, your diptube is probably coming apart which also explains why only your hot is affected... In addition to hanging up in the aerators it will clog all the shutoff under the sinks, in addition to the stems in your showers and tubs... Also, don't forget to check the hot hose on your washing machine because it will have a filter screen that will catch lots of debris...

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