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Old 01-23-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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This might be a strang question.... (hot water releated)


This might seem like a strange question, but I can't think of a reason that this might happen.

All of the faucets in my house take a long time for hot water to come out when you turn them on. It's a good 15-20 seconds before it even starts to warm up, but once it starts to warm up, it does get hot really quickly. The kitchen faucet seem to warm up a little faster than the rest, but the bathrooms are the worst.

Any ideas what might be causing this, I've never experienced this situation in any of the places I have lived.

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:59 PM   #2
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because the water sitting in the pipes is not hot, the water in the hot water tank is. When you turn on the faucet it takes time for the hot water from the tank to push out the cooler water in the pipes. When you shut the faucet off, there is nothing in the wall to keep that water in the pipe warm. It sits and cools until you turn on the hot water again. I'll bet that your hot water tank is closest to the kitchen, thus the hot water gets there faster. If you want instant hot water you'll need a point-of-use water heater at every faucet..... not crazy but not common.

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If you want instant hot water you'll need a point-of-use water heater at every faucet..... not crazy but not common.
Or install a recirculation pump. It will give you instant hot water at the faucet.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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There is also a pump that monitors the HW water temp at the fixture and pumps it over to the cold water side when it drops. That way you don't need a return line.

Be sure you insulate your HW pipe so it won't waste as much heat.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:40 AM   #5
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You must have a charmed life if you have never waited for hot water.
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