01:46PM | 10/07/06
Member Since: 10/06/06
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We recently had our hot water heater replaced. Two weeks later, the hot water pressure in one of the bathroom sinks went down to a trickle. The company said the cartidge in the faucet was the cause. So we replaced the entire faucet and the problem is still there. Furthermore, with both cartridges removed the cold has full pressure and the hot is, well, still a trickle. I feel like I've been hoodwinked. Any advice/solutions?

Thank you,

Mark Fenton


02:20PM | 10/07/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
Sometimes when a the water is shut off and then turned on again sediment can block /a restrict a line

Try shutting off the water from the water heater open a faucet near the not working one remove the aerator open the hot water side, nothing should come out except possibly a slight trickle,

Then open the problem piping (faucet) remove the aerator from this faucet also open the hot water side NOTHING should come out and place your finger over the spout opening turn on the C/W full force and hopefully this will back flush the piping and all the sediment will flow harmlessly out of the other faucet. Then if all works well SLOWLY open the water from the hot water tank and as the flow increases have someone shut the faucets.



03:36PM | 10/07/06
Member Since: 10/06/06
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THAT DID IT! I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We were at our wits end (and out of money) until your suggestion. Thank you again for your help.




05:24AM | 10/09/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
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Your very welcome Mark.

I am glad to have been of help.. Sylvan

In the future when you hire a plumber ask to see their Masters license if they say the they are "techs" show them the door and tell the tech you do not have any copy machine as you hire a "plumber" to do plumbing and electrican to do electrical work and a tile guy to do tile work once they say tech a red flag should go up.

I looked under tech in the phone book and could not find one plumbing contractor listed.



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