Taking bath - water doesn't stay hot out of tap?


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Old 03-22-18, 08:07 PM
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Taking bath - water doesn't stay hot out of tap?

Hi.

I'm wondering what to do so that I could have hot water stay hot out of the tap while taking a bath. I have to slow it down to a crawl to get it to heat up.

I have a peerless boiler and that's it as far as I can tell to heat water. Are there "add on" to get more hot water?

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Old 03-23-18, 03:51 PM
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Did it ever work properly and give you a nice long hot shower?

Did it suddently go bad or did it gradually get worse and worse/?

There may be a separate "zone" for the domestic hot water and the circulator pump for that zone could have failed. (This circulator churns the water in the boiler so maximum temperature water would be constantly flowing past the comestic hot water coil.

The hot water coil may have developed a lining of lime or rust that insulates the domestic water from the surrounding boiler water, slowing down the heating process.
 
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Old 03-23-18, 05:06 PM
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Thanks. I'm not sure. I just know that if you run the spout at full blast it gets luke warm rather quickly. Maybe 30 seconds or so. Today I also saw blue liquid on the outside of a water pipe in the basement. Not sure if that's related.
 
 

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