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Old 12-10-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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I just purchase a new electric water heater. The heater gets hot. But there is no hot water in the facets.

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Old 12-10-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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check the drain off on the bottom into a bucket should be hot....do you have at least water out of the hot faucets....all around.....run the furthest hot faucet see what you get.if water is low at the faucets remove the airaters check the screeens check the valves on top of the heater full CCW open

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check the drain off on the bottom into a bucket should be hot....do you have at least water out of the hot faucets....all around.....run the furthest hot faucet see what you get.if water is low at the faucets remove the airaters check the screeens check the valves on top of the heater full CCW open
Thank you for having the time to help me.

I checked the drain off and it has hot water. The preasure of both faucets are strong.

What I notice on top of the water heater on the left side were the hot water should be coming out. The metal pipe (is hot) and were it conects with the plastic pipe (its cold).
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Thank you for having the time to help me.

I checked the drain off and it has hot water. The preasure of both faucets are strong.

What I notice on top of the water heater on the left side were the hot water should be coming out. The metal pipe (is hot) and were it conects with the plastic pipe (its cold).
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Silvia, Are you sure the shipping plugs were removed before installing the heater?
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:43 PM   #6
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where are the shiping plug located?
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:05 PM   #7
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Are the hot/cold connections reversed? Obvious, but we have to ask....

Are you running the faucets long enough to purge all the cold water out before giving up? Some of the newer faucets have flow restrictors installed in them that makes for quite a long period of time flushing cold water down the drain waiting for the hot water to arrive.

Combine that with a 3/4" or 1" water line, and a fifty-foot or longer run of pipes, you can have several minutes wait time ....
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Silvia; In most models inside the pipes mounted in the hot water heaters are plastic caps/plugs, all those I have seen are RED these have to be popped out of the pipes before installing. I noticed you said u had pressure to the faucets but did NOT say if it was cold or hot water. I can only presume it is cold.
Also as Sparky mentioned it may just take a few minutes to purge the cold water.
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Thank you everyone for your help. I called a plumber and I had to change the cartridge on both of the showers.

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