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25 Oct 2011 at 2:56 am #280001jack stephens
Recently our hot water in the house has become very weak throughout the house, and not sure what the issue is.
It is equally weak pressure throughout the entire house, and when I connected a hose to the bottom of the hot water tank, there wasn’t a huge amount of flow either.
The cold water pressure is fine throughout the house. It started happening out of the blue about 2 months ago. It isn’t horrible, but no where near as good as it used to be, and significantly weaker than the cold water.
Thoughts or recommendations for a plumber in Red Bank NJ?
29 Mar 2012 at 2:26 pm #302061justinjames
I have faced this in my house before a couple of months. then i found a blockage in my pipe-line. I think you should have to watch near your hot water tank.
In another case, you should take from expert advise.
13 May 2012 at 1:32 pm #302065nicktheplumber
If you have galvanized pipes that are more than 40 years old, they are probably narrowed with rust and/or scale. The hot water lines tend to scale up first, and the narrowing is usually the worst at change-of direction fittings (like elbows and tees at stub-outs). The tank, if it’s more than 10 years old could also be scaled and/or rusted.
An easy problem to fix is clogged faucet strainers and shower heads, but this would not selectively restrict flow in only the hot water to fixtures.
16 May 2012 at 7:25 pm #302072james121
Many times due to blockage it happens. Try to remove blockage if you can or else take plumber help.
17 May 2012 at 11:35 pm #302079Abhilasha
Hard water contaminants can build up over time: This can create a layer of sediment on the bottom of the water tank.
19 May 2012 at 5:12 pm #302081alex14
It usually happens when there is a blockage in your pipe line. The blockage may be caused by build up of rust, decay or contaminants over the years of using it.
23 Jul 2012 at 5:26 pm #302087spaul
There may be some blockage or leakage in pipes.I suggest you to go for a leak detection service.They uses some new technologies to find out blockage and leakage.They can easily solve your problem in less time.
31 Jul 2012 at 9:57 pm #302088putneyplumbing
I think this is the best option for you which provides 24 hour emergency plumbers
17 Aug 2012 at 4:03 pm #302094plumberpnx
Blockage is the common cause in most of the hot water heater problems. Check the pipes for any kind of blockage near the tank, if its not call in professional plumber for their assistance.
19 Aug 2012 at 4:07 pm #302102william
Adjust the thermostat settings and reset. Test and replace the thermostat or high-limit cutoff.
23 Aug 2012 at 4:12 pm #302106harrissymonds
Make sure water heater is not being overtaxed by hot water supply demands. The water heater should have 75% of its capacity as hot water (e.g., a 40 gallon WH should be used for a demand of 30 gallons). To determine required capacity see Calculating Fixture Flow Rates.
Undo cold water inlet and pipe nipple and remove dip tube. Check condition and replace if required.
Check for crossed connection by turning off water supply to water heater. Open a hot water faucet. If there is water flow, then their is a crossed connection somewhere. Check for a hot water line connected to a cold water connection on the water heater or appliances such as washer, dishwasher, faucet or shower valves.
Check for proper flame from burner. A natural gas flame should be a bright blue with the tip of the flame having just a tinge of yellow. A propane flame should have a bluish green flame with a tinge of yellow at the tip.
5 Nov 2012 at 6:00 pm #302147robertshawn
A blockage in the pipe link could be the main culprit in here. Have you tried to get rid of the blockage in the pipe? if not consider doing it first.
3 Apr 2013 at 10:48 pm #302287briancooper
Today’s preferred method of heating a home is with a central heating system. Electric central heating is now the preferred choice of homeowners because it is so efficient, clean and inexpensive.
5 Apr 2013 at 3:32 pm #302294scotbyallen28
See it can be the blockage or air in the pipes. Blockage can be because of sediments in the pipes or old galvanised pipes can be the reason for it. Also we use hot waters usually in winters, so it remain off for a while so hot water pipes can have air in them. So these can be the reasons for the reduced pressure.
7 May 2013 at 6:15 pm #302341bradjones
A minor problem can result into major one when it comes to hot water heater. Hence, get all your electrical appliances regularly serviced and maintained for 24 hours hot water.
17 May 2013 at 10:18 pm #302348scotbyallen28
Exactly regular repair and maintenance is what always required for efficient working of the hot water system.
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