Losing hot water

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      David Jonas

      I live on a slab and have my hot water heater set around 120 to 130. I have “hot” water in the kitchen and wash room, but when it get to the master bath and guest bath it’s luke warm. What can I do to help this problem. I thought about a circulation pump, but I didnt know if it would help.

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      Retired plbg1
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      Sounds like you could use a pump. They make a little one that fits under lab. and you get hot water right now. I woul put it on the closes lab. that will help your shower.



      Art retired plbg

    • #297062
      john_pepper
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      I had a pump in the house whenI first moved in, but it leaked and it was so damn loud too. How that help push the hot water to the back of the house?

    • #297063
      Retired plbg1
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      Was it a hot water circulating pump. If it was then put in a new one.



      Art retired plbg

    • #297064
      john_pepper
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      In reply to message posted by Retired plbg:
      Was it a hot water circulating pump. If it was then put in a new one.


      No, it was used to keep the water pressure up. Which is another story. I get 45 psi in and I have 2 prv’s, but pressure sucks

    • #297065
      Retired plbg1
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      Are you on a well. Why do you have to PRV in the system.



      Art retired plbg

    • #297066
      john_pepper
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      When we first bought our house we didn’t have a PRV, we just had a pump to keep pressure up in the pipes, but it didn’t work. I called the country water company and they informed me that if I had more than 35 psi I am doing good. The PRV was to put in to push the psi higher, but it didn’t work. I had the County test the pressure one day and had 45 psi coming into the house.


      In reply to message posted by Retired plbg:
      Are you on a well. Why do you have to PRV in the system.


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