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dcz001

09:31AM | 06/27/05
Member Since: 06/26/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
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.


homebild

04:40AM | 06/29/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
694 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.

RayVinZant

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.
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