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owensark

10:05PM | 10/06/05
Member Since: 10/06/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
We just installed an outdoor wood stove that heats our hot water and heats our home. We have a well, and had some minor problems with no pressure before, but now, when we turn on the hot water all the way, we get pretty much a trickle! My husband drained the whole tank again thinking that maybe there was air in there, or mineral deposits stuck somewhere that wasn't allowing proper flow. It seemed to have good pressure again, but only for a minute or 2, not it's back to a slow stream. It took my daughter 1/2 hour to fill the tub to take a bath! From the tub, I would say we're gettting about 1/10th of what we were getting before we installed the water to water heat exchanger and piped everything up. Do you have ANY idea of what might be causing this low pressure? Or things we can check??? PLEASE HELP!!!! Tara

Billhart

05:52AM | 10/07/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Sounds like you have some kind of material in the line that is moving around and blocking the flow, speically at any valves.

I have no idea how those are hooked up so I can't give you much in the way of specific ideas.

But you might need to disconnect it and back flush it.


owensark

08:26AM | 10/07/05
Member Since: 10/06/05
2 lifetime posts
Well, we kind of figured there's a blockage somewhere, but we can't figure out where, and all the pipes are sweated which makes it a BIG pain to fix!! I just talked to the guy we bought our wood furnace from today, and he installs them too. He gave me some ideas- either the cold water inlet into the water heater, or the mixing valve has a chunk of something in it blocking the hot water. Thanks for your response!

Tara
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