Water pressure after replacing electric hot water heater

Old 05-13-11, 08:49 PM
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Water pressure after replacing electric hot water heater

We have just finished replacing our electric hot water heater. The power is on and we can hear the heater running. None of the lines are leaking. So, it is all good right ... not too sure about that. Before restoring power, we filled the tank and turned on taps to release air out of the lines. The water has been heating for almost an hour now, so not really up to temperature yet. My concern is the water pressure. Why would the hot water flow be low and the cold water flow be "normal". Obviously not a plumber and a novice do it yourselfer. Can you help me please. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Old 05-14-11, 08:34 AM
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You obviously have a restriction. Is the hot water pressure low at all the hot water taps in the house or only at one or a few? The last time I had a restriction problem, I eventually found a piece of solidified calcium in the hot water side of the kitchen faucet supply tube.

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