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Old 01-05-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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air in water lines

i get air out of me faucets whewn i turn them omn . Also it seems like my hot water runs out half way through a shower and does not last. How can i fix this?

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Old 01-06-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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air in water lines

AIR - If you're on a public water supply, they may have been working on the lines nearby. If so, just run the facuets until the air is gone.
If you're on a private well and pump, there may be a leak in a line on the suction (well) side of the pump that is allowing air into the line, or there may be a leak in the prssure tank bladder (which means replacement).
HOT WATER - If you have a standard electric water heater, you probably have a bad lower element. Test it by turning the power OFF, disconnecting the wires to the element, and then test the element screws with an ohm meter...no conductivity...replace element.
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