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background: I recently bought a house, originally built in the 50's, later added on to (not sure when the addition was done.) Previous owners just bought for investment purposes, never lived in it, they say they didn't touch plumbing. Noticed after moving in that the hot water is luke warm at best, at all faucets in the house. Reading online, I thought it was a faulty dip tube in the gas water heater so I called out the home warranty people. The plumber said it most likely isn't a faulty dip tube. He then closed the valve for the cold water entering the heater as well as the hot water valve, and proceeded to turn on the hot water at the kitchen sink and cold water came out. His thoughts were that cold and hot water were mixing somewhere. Both showers have 3 separate handles(hot/cold/turn on shower) as opposed to the single handle. All 3 bathroom lavratories have separate hot/cold handles, I do not have a washer/dryer hooked up. Additionally, all 3 toilets have a copper line running from their respective lavaratory water supplies as opposed to having their own dedicated water supply. The inspector said this was most likely done b/c the original house had galvanized pipes which were corroded and restricting water supply. any ideas? thanks in advance!