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margie7893

08:07PM | 04/20/05
Member Since: 04/20/05
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TODAY I HAVE AIR ON THE HOT SIDE ONLY. SHOULD I TURN ON THE FAUCET AT ALL? I AM NOT HANDY AND WOULD HAVE TO CALL A PLUMBER. CHECKED THE HOT WATER HEATER, DRY AT BASE. ANY ADVICE TO TROUBLESHOOT WOULD BE WELCOME. COLD SPIGOT SEEMS TO WORK NORMALLY. THANKS.

RayVinZant

05:04AM | 04/21/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Air in the water can be caused by the city or by a water heater.

Most cities use air in their water towers to reduce the growth of bacteria and algae. The air is inserted by tubes in the bottom of the tower in micro bubbles. Some of the air remains in the water in high concentrations, especially in the spring when the algae growth is beginning. This air is then distributed to the homes through the main lines. Once it gets into the home, it has a tendancy to concentrate in large objects like water heaters. Since the water is being heated, the air trys to get out of the water, but with no place to go, it settles to the top of the water heater. Then when you try to use water, it comes out on the hot side only. Its nothing to worry about, just run the water till you get it all out and every thing will be fine. It is the result of your city caring about providing you with a pure source of water. Without the air, your water would taste moldy.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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