05:35PM | 07/17/03
Member Since: 07/16/03
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Please help!! Neither the water department nor our plumbing people know what is wrong. No one can fix it, it seems! I live in a condo complex in San Diego. We are getting sand and dirt coming thru some people's faucets and very little hot water, mostly affecting the bathrooms (showers, baths, sinks). It just comes out in a trickle. The cold water is fine although not alot of pressure. The water dept. has been working in our area for the past couple of months. Our problem has been going on for about a month. We don't know if it's the water depts. fault - they deny it of course. The boiler (in the downstairs garage area) is fine. The problem seems to be affecting only the 12 units on the north side of the complex. Why would this problem only affect the hot water and only affect half the units? What can we do? We are desperate.

erik peterson

04:27AM | 07/18/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Get a reputable company that specializes in "repair-Plumbing" and condo systems. Sounds as though one "leg" of the hot water system is clogged from the boiler. Not unusual in condo/apartments to have a "manifold-system" of hot and cold lines supplying different sections of the condo. One of these I suspect is clogged with debris from the boiler or maybe rust from the old lines that are deteriorating. erik

erik peterson

04:30AM | 07/18/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Oh by the way (i just re-read your post), make sure someone has ruled out any broken lines..If there happened to be a broken line you would lose pressure and also sand and debris could occur at the fixtures. erik


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