09:31AM | 06/27/05
Member Since: 06/26/05
1 lifetime posts
This is a two handle faucet in the bathroom.

The cold water comes out fine.

The hot water comes out as a trickle.

What can I do to correct the hot water flow and pressure.


04:40AM | 06/29/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Make sure the shut-off valve under the fixture is opened all the way.

Check the valve so that debris isn't partially clogging the valve or pipe.

Remove, clean and repair any washers or seats by removing the hot stem.


05:25AM | 06/30/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Sometimes, its the piping itself. Galvanized water piping attracts calcium and minerals on the inside of the piping from the water. Water always has some concentration of calcium, you can't completely remove it, unless you distill it. Most cities simply filter the water and treat it for contaminants. But since calcium is not harmfull (except to piping) they typically only lower it to acceptable levels. After many years, though, galvanized piping becomes so clogged very little water can pass through it. This is because it reduces the inside diameter of a 1/2 inch pipe to sometimes less than 1/16th inch. This is especially true for hot water, which accelerates the process of extraction. the more active the water (hot) the quicker the process. The electrons in iron are constantly attracting the calcium. This doesn't happen in copper or plastic piping. So if you have copper or plastic, then there is another cause. Typically a valve or crimp.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

With technology similar to that used by keyless ignition cars, the Kevo communicates with your iPhone via Bluetooth or a k... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon