I've just received four calls from my kids tonight. I've been working on their plumbing and discovered their one inch line into their house was very clogged with rust. When I put on a new anti siphen valve I loosened a lot of rust into the system. I guess I own all the problems related to plumbing now.
This is a 1925 era home that is like the Winchester Mystery House.
Tonight they have no hot water to wash the baby and I guess they will be taking cold showers in the morning.
I'm at a loss here. They have an extremely hot water heater and the burner is still going. The pipe from the heater to the valve on top is hot. After the valve the pipe is cold. He can hear water flowing when he turns the valve off then on.
There is water flow from the hot water outlets throughout the house but no hot water.
There is a hot water valve on the front of the house, (?). There is water flow there but the water is cold. Today when I opened it to wash out any accumulated rust, there was hot water. There was hot water to the washing machine tonight.
Is this a hot water heater problem or is there some sort of clog in the hot water valve at the top of the hot water heater?
Another anoying problem is that the anti siphen valve makes a lot of noise. Any remedy for that?
Any suggestion or recomendation will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.