Sediment caused Low hot water pressure?


Old 11-24-08, 01:18 PM
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Sediment caused Low hot water pressure?

Recently had a new diswasher installed. During the installation the installers didn't get the water turned off all the way and it drained the hot water tank. The sediment at the bottom of the tank seems to have run thru system. That kitchen faucet now has full regular pressure on the cold side of this 'one lever' faucet. The hot water has about 1/3 of it's pressure. Some has told me the sediment has caused this issue. Is there such a thing as the 'equalizer or balancing' value? If so, is it in the faucet or is there one for the whole plumbing system? ...and how do I remedy it?

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Old 11-24-08, 03:00 PM
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Welcome to the forums! If they drained the water heater by not turning it all the way off, wow, they sure were there a long time and must have left a mess! What you may need to do is refill the water heater and drain it from the petcock on the lower part of the heater to the outside to get it good and clean.

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