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kdmwife

08:31AM | 04/14/03
Member Since: 04/13/03
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Bvplumbing
I have recently flushed my hot water tank due to a calcium build up. Now my ****hest faucets have lost hot water pressure. My pressure release valve is shut off. My cold works great, it's just my hot is so slow now. Can anyone help with a suggestion?

LDoyle

03:34PM | 04/14/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
324 lifetime posts
Sounds like some of that 'gunk' got in the water lines and has clogged the faucet aereator (sp?). Unscrew it and clean. Try with it removed to see if the line is cleared. Then replsce.

kdmwife

03:38AM | 04/15/03
Member Since: 04/13/03
2 lifetime posts
believe it or not, I have done that already. Is there anything else that could be blocking the line? Is there a way to force flush my hot water line?

bobp

06:07AM | 04/15/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
50 lifetime posts
If both lines were clogged, then it would be the aerator. More likely the sediment has clogged the valves (faucet and supply). You need to remove the valves and flush the lines, do it very carefully or you'll have water everywhere. If this doesn't work then the sediment has clogged the lines at the els and you'll probably need a plumber.

george_goodall

09:06PM | 08/12/03
Member Since: 08/12/03
1 lifetime posts
I recently lost most of the hot water pressure in my house but I had lots of cold water pressure. My first suspicion was that I had a clog in the cold water supply to my hot water tank but I had good pressure and flow at the bleed valve of my tank. It seemed like I had a clog on the hot water side somewhere between the tank and the nearest tap (~15 ft). I cleared the clog by running a hose from an outside cold water tap to an internal hot water tap upstream of the clog. After closing the cold water supply to the hot water tank, I backflushed the tank with cold water by using the hose and the bleed valve on the hot water tank.

It worked for me.

George
www.deregulo.com/facetation

[This message has been edited by george_goodall (edited August 13, 2003).]

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