Originally posted by PlumberBob:
Just for the sake of asking, how old is your water heater?
This will raise the eyebrows of a couple of people here. You need to look at the data plate on your water heater and see if it was made when there was a “dip tube” problem.
I have had whole houses clogged with sediment from this problem and it COULD be the problem.
There are other possible answers to this also.
PlumberBob: I have sediment (white flakes) in all my hot water outlets. My house is 4 years old and so is the water heater. I’m not familiar with “dip tube” problem, but would be curious to know the date that this could have been a problem.