||12-18-2008 08:03 PM
Originally Posted by beerdog
When I try to run hot water at my laudry basin it comes out very hot but I cannot get more than 2 gallons before nothing flows from the faucet. I then have to wait about 5-10 minutes to get more.
After the faucet stops flowing, do you shut the faucet and wait 5 to 10 minutes, or do you leave the faucet open and it starts flowing by itself again after 5 to 10 minutes?
Also, try opening the faucet WIDE OPEN and see if the same thing happens.
I think what you may have is a soft rubber washer on the hot side that happens to be loose.
When you close a faucet with a soft washer in it, the washer will deform when pressed against the brass seat. If you then open the faucet, the rubber expands again, pinching off the flow through the faucet. If the washer is also loose, you can get water pressure BEHIND the washer. The pressure on both sides of the washer is equal, but the area of the back of the washer is greater than that of the seat, so the net force pushing the washer against the seat can be greater than that pushing the washer off the seat.
I think it's either a soft loose washer, or something plugging your hot water supply line.