No Hot water pressure


Old 06-01-03, 07:50 AM
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No Hot water pressure

We have a problem with the hot water pressure in our kitchen sink, and the bathroom sink. The hot water pressure is fine in the bathroom shower, bathroom in the basement, washing machine, and the utility sink in the basement. The cold water pressure is great in all areas except the bathroom sink where both the hot and cold water pressure is awful (a small stream). We've been told that it could be our hot water heater, but how would there be good hot water pressure in other areas of the house if it were going bad? We also went ahead and drained the hot water heater of setiment, and it was in good shape. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 06-01-03, 08:09 PM
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Could be debrie suck in the inlet side of those faucets on the hot side, take the stems out and chech it out.
Old 06-01-03, 08:35 PM
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What kind of pipes do you have in the house? If you have galvanized steel piping, then you could have very corroded pipes to your fixtures which typically is more evident in the hot side... Also, fixtures with more piping to them would seem slower... The only answer to fix that type of problem is complete replacement...
Old 06-08-03, 03:22 PM
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Thanks for the help, but we found out what was wrong. I guess the year that our water heater was built there was a dip tube, or something made of plastic. This plastic would melt little by little, and over time it got into the faucets etc. It would melt then harden. Anyway, we bought a new water heater, and new facuets. Everything is working fine. I'll bet thats why our dishwasher stopped working. What a mess! Good thing we didn't install the new one yet!! Thanks again
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