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Old 11-16-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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Hi guys. We live in a thirteen year old house. The hot water pressure was reduced in the kitchen and hall bathroom. I was able to find chunks of a light blue mineral deposits at the stop valves under the faucet in the kitchen and hall bathroom. Fortunately, that was the culprit. The water heater had never been replaced until we moved in. We replaced it last year. Unfortunately, the faucet in the hall bath is still clogged. I have tried taking the faucet body off to flush the line, but the problem persists. Is there a solution that I could put in the water heater that might dissolve this obstruction? Is there a way to locate where the clog might be? Any ideas? Thankyou.

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well, it sounds like old dipe tube. If its from your old heater and not your new one which is more than likely, Then you can have either plugged stops,supply lines, etc. there is nothing you can put in the heater to clean that out. You can try to blow it out with compressed air.

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Thankyou Plumber Jim. I did not think about compressed air. I will try that. I also do not know where the stop would be for that shower/bath. I think the clog would probably be there.
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well, it sounds like old dipe tube. If its from your old heater and not your new one which is more than likely, Then you can have either plugged stops,supply lines, etc. there is nothing you can put in the heater to clean that out. You can try to blow it out with compressed air.
That pretty much some it up,he can also check to see if he's getting water pressure to the fixture by removing the supply line from the faucet and seeing if the issue is in the faucet it self or in the water line.
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I appreciate the help guys. The compressed air did the trick. I blew out a lot of the calcium deposits. I do not think the lines are as clean as they were when new, but they are definitely clean enough to make me happy. I can always blow them out again at a later time.
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