DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Plumbing (
-   -   Hot water pressure throughout the house is very low and was ok just yesterday (

tjhollingsworth 06-16-2011 11:54 AM

Hot water pressure throughout the house is very low and was ok just yesterday
I have local city water and my hot and cold water pressure has always been good. As of this morning my hot water pressure comes on strong as usual then < 10 seconds on, pressure drops significantly. Pressure is constant but much less than normal. This is affecting all faucets in the house. Any suggestions?

rollinastang 06-16-2011 12:43 PM

you dont say if your cold water pressure is good? i would try to drain your hot water tank let it refill and see if that helps. is your tank very old? if so maybe there is rust or sediments in there that are creating and obstruction to your piping.

tjhollingsworth 06-16-2011 01:56 PM

Hot water issue
Cold water pressure is fine throughout the house. Hot water tank is probably 8-10 years old

Homerepairguy 06-16-2011 02:03 PM

Sounds like a defective heat trap valve where the ball is blocking either the cold water inlet or hot water outlet. See this link for info on heat traps:


biggles 06-16-2011 03:41 PM

put the heater to pilot or shut the power and drain it out something is working its way up to the HW out either that or the anrod is rotting out the only thing common to the house hot water is those out supplies...see what drains out

tjhollingsworth 06-16-2011 03:50 PM

Hot water problem
Thanks, man. Sounds right. Out of my league though. Callin the plumber!

biggles 06-16-2011 04:24 PM

:no: if it's not leaking don't let him say you need a new heater come back and we'll walk you thru the drain out checkout:thumbsup:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:35 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1