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tkrell21 09-24-2012 01:41 PM

Low Hot Water Pressure
 
Please HELP... have very little hot water pressure through out the home and my hot water heater will not drain. what do i do ??

joed 09-24-2012 01:52 PM

Sounds like the tank might be full of sludge. New tank might be needed if you can't get it to drain and clear out.

TheEplumber 09-24-2012 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by tkrell21 (Post 1016445)
Please HELP... have very little hot water pressure through out the home and my hot water heater will not drain. what do i do ??

The drain is plugged with sediment. Depending on the design, you might clear it with a stiff wire. Or try opening it 100% and then closing the drain valve slightly- works sometimes.
Also check to see if the hot water out nipple is plugged.
As stated, you may need a new heater.


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