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Old 02-02-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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I live in a 2 Story home, with a 1/2 Basement so I guess its 3 storys, But are main bathroom in on the 3rd floor, and we have low Pressure and it takes forever to get Hot water to shower and sink, Once I get it, Its fine Just takes like 2 to 3 minutes. Pressure is Decent Just think it could be Better. What are my Options, If any?

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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I live in a 2 Story home, with a 1/2 Basement so I guess its 3 storys, But are main bathroom in on the 3rd floor, and we have low Pressure and it takes forever to get Hot water to shower and sink, Once I get it, Its fine Just takes like 2 to 3 minutes. Pressure is Decent Just think it could be Better. What are my Options, If any?

Thank you for your time
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1st the distance is why you have to wait 2-3 minutes..next is pressure...do you have a pressure regulator installed by meter? copper, or galvanized????these help us to determine issue your having as well as pictures...ben

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if nothing else is being used you should have the same pressure that the nearest sink has...or the pressure on the hose when you connect it to the HWH drain cock..might have a retriction on the hot water out nippleor Arod
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Water guages that can screw onto a laundry tap or HWT drain are cheap and will tell you if you have a real home water pressure issue or if it is really a water flow problem.
Is it just the Hot water or is the cold equally weak? Is the house water valve really opened up all the way? Have you a home pressure reducing valve with a dirty entry screen? Type of house piping and are any of the original house galv fittings still in place? Slime plugging the HWT inlet or exit flapper valves?

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Remove the faucet airator and see if you have better pressure/volume

With the shower remove the shower head and see if the head is restricted.

Over time they can collect and scale up causing all kinds of problems
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