05:02AM | 08/13/04
Member Since: 08/12/04
2 lifetime posts
I had a new electric hot water tank installed

about 6mo. ago.In the morning I have piping

hot water unless the toilet is flused 2x's

or more.I checked the toilet to see if it

was refilling with hot water but it dosn't

seem so.This wasn't the case with my old

HWH.Any advice???


09:41AM | 08/13/04
Member Since: 08/05/04
2 lifetime posts
Older houses with 1/2" or less cold water pipes to the house provide limited water flow which is shared with flow through the hot water heater. Simultaneous and Multiple flushings, long showers, running the dishwasher, or other demands for cold water - these activities reduce the water pressure in the cold water supply pipe. A reduction in water pressure reduces cold water flow including cold water supply or flow to and through the hot water heater. The loss in flow rate should not affect the amount of available hot water but rather the flow rate of both hot and cold water.



10:00AM | 08/13/04
Member Since: 08/12/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks,I had told the plumber to replace the pipes with 3/4",and it looks like it was?

(I had a full reno completed recently).But

maybe it still is along those lines you

say.I'll try and digest this.

Thanks so much for your reply!!


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