Gas Water Heater problem?

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      andrew goodfellow


      I have a gas water heater and just recently we are not getting warm water out of our faucets and appliances, when the facuets are opened to all hot – hot water comes but when, we try to use warm for example the washer setting or filling the tub for my childrens bath it always comes out cool.

      Is this a sign that my water heater is going bad?

      Thanks in advance for any help.

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      Retired plbg1

      .sunds like you might have cw bleedinds into hot, check .it out.

    • #301818

      Check and see if you have a tempering valve ( water blending valve ) fitted to your hot water cylinder, the purpose of which is to prevent scalding hot water going to any or all outlets as it blends cold water to reduce the temperature to a preset temp. It is possible and they do begin to fail over time and particually with hard water – the net result is the hot water will slowly get colder and colder until no hot water flows out of the cylinder to the taps/faucets.

      Another thing to check is the temperature thermostat on the cylinder may have had the dial knob knocked so the temperature setting has been turned too low – turn it up and se if that overcomes your problem.

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