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bobcatnj 05-20-2008 06:00 PM

calcium buildup
i am getting low HOT water pressure in my house. i have a well with a captive air water tank. my dad thinks that i have calcium buildup in my pipes. how can the pipes be cleaned?

Mike Swearingen 05-20-2008 06:46 PM

You can clean and soften the water going into them, but you can't really clean water supply pipes themselves. Water softeners usually remove calcium and magnesium, two minerals that make water hard, clog shower and faucet heads, etc.
If your hot water pressure is uniformly low all over your house, you need to check the cold water supply going into the water heater...cold water pressure in should roughly equal the hot water pressure out. Make sure that the cold water shut-off valve at the water heater is wide open and clear.
Good Luck!

David S. 08-19-2014 05:26 PM

get calcium out of shower heads?

Ghostmaker 08-19-2014 06:36 PM


joecaption 08-19-2014 11:03 PM

If your trying to post a question David please go back and add your own post, not add onto someone else's.
Two confusing when two people are asking two different questions.

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