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zulfie1217

04:06PM | 04/07/05
Member Since: 04/06/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Hi, Just bought a 2 year old house. The house has a water softener and 2 hot water tanks run in series. There are 2 issues:

1. The hot water in the kitchen takes forever to get hot, like 10 minutes, and then its not really hot, even though the temperature is at the highest setting on the tanks.

2. The water pressure in the shower has low water pressure, and gets worst if the dish washer is running and another faucet is running, for both the hot and cold water..

Any Advice...

Thanks....

kerr7300

11:04PM | 04/07/05
Member Since: 04/01/05
47 lifetime posts
You have two issues here. Let's begin with the hot water taking so long to get to the kitchen sink. You are wasting alot of treated water first of all. You can add an Autocirc circulator at the kitchen sink to solve that problem and have intant hot water without a recirc line back to your heater. It would require an electricial outlet tp plub into. Here is the link to Autocirc.

www.autocirc.com/Autocirc.htm

This is much cheaper and easier that doing a loop system to your heater.

The second is your low water pressure. This is caused by your well pump not being able to keep up with the gpm demand. This would require adding a glass lined retention tank for volume storage and a H2O pressure booster pump. The retention tank is a storage tank and not a pump tank. This will give you up to 40 more psi and supply your demands. Here is your link to Flexcon.

http://www.flexconind.com/html/pbs.html

Now, your water heaters. If they were piped in correctly, the cold water and hot water would be in the center of both heaters. A tee would be installed in the center and go left and right to and from each heater. You get the best results this way and not from going in one and out the other.

If you have any other questions on this I can be contacted at kbonham@tsomerville.com

I also stock all of the above mentioned items and can ship any of them if you can't find them loccally. I also can be reached at the office at 410-760-2801. Good luck and I hope you find my informatin useful.

Kerry Bonham
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