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Old 05-18-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Thanks in advance for the help. I live in a mobile home. I drained my water heater and didn't think to flush it out. Now I'm pretty sure there is sediment in my cold water lines. Very low pressure in only parts of the house. Hot pressure is fine. Is there a way to flush this sediment out?

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Old 05-18-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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Low cold water pressure...


How did you drain the water heater? Did you use the drain valve at the bottom of the tank? Not sure how the cold water lines could be affected by emptying the tank. Are you sure you have all valves turned on?

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Old 05-19-2012, 05:47 AM   #3
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the cold water line feeds the HWH but continues onto the fixtures as cold water...remove the screens off the faucets effected...stuff in the HWH can't go into the cold water only the hot water feed out does if crap trips out into the pipes
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I hooked up a water hose to the water heater drain valve at the bottom. Not sure why cold line would be affected. I just know I had good pressure before I drained it. And now...not so good.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:29 AM   #5
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When you drain a tank like that the in rush of cold water to fill it can stur up any trash in the bottom of the tank. Just do as suggest and remove the aerators and clean them out.
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Those fine screens tend to plug up over time anyway.
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