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Old 01-18-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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My hot water pressure is extremely low, what can I do?

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Old 01-18-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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Lets have a few more details. Hot water from the shower or everywhere? How old is your house? Do you know what your pipes are-copper, cpvc, or the dreaded galvanized?

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Old 01-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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It's through our the house. 3 bath, kitchen, washer. My house was built 1990. I resently had some landscape construction done in November.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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double check the valve on the water heater, make sure it is completely open. There should be a hose pipe attachment at the base of the water heater, attach a hose to that and see if you have good flow to the heater. Once, I saw the outlet of a water heater that a had "heat trap" style thing, that supposedly was supposed to keep the hot water from meandering out of the heater and wasting energy. Well, that little thing went bad and resulted in a problem similar to what you describe.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
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Unless your water heater is out in the yard some place that has nothing to do with it.
Any one been working on the water lines inside the house.
Anyway one of the kids messed with the shut off valve on the heater.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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put a hose onto the drain petcock and run it outside then open the valve...you should see house cold water pressure out of the hose...so the pressure is in the tank and showing is like the cold water street pressure.your hot water line starts at the top of the tank to feed the hose either the line is narrowing down from mineral deposits(like an artery) or the magnisium rod that dips down into the tank is blocked up and rotted out....if it was just one faucet sure remove the screen in the spigot..easy....has it been getting worse or was it all of a sudden...try that drain off first get back
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That last post makes no since to me.
The water being drained out of the tank is going to be hot not cold. It also has nothing to do with the supply coming in or going out. It's just a drain in the bottom of the tank with nothing connected to it on the inside.
The magnezem rod has nothing to do with the water supply. It's called an anode. It's there to help prevent the tank from corroding.

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Thank you all. I will attempt to try and look at the valve tomorrow.
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He may be talking about the dip tube.
http://www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=908

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