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LRICHARDSON126

02:48PM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 12/30/06
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Hello,

I am suddenly experiencing very low water pressure and lukewarm water when the faucets are turned all the way on hot high (cold water pressure is ok). I checked all the tubs and faucets in the house and found the same problem at each one. I have a "State" brand 50 gallon electric water heater that was installed in 2001. I checked the breakers and they are all ok. There is no leaking around the heater and it is running because I can hear it. Any ideas on what may be the problem?

Thank you :)

Sylvan

02:58PM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1522 lifetime posts
Me_office1
ALWAYS on a holiday week end this stuff happens WORSE then being a doctor.

When was the last time you read the manufacturers directions on flushing out sediment build up.

Did the installer use dielectric fittings on the inlet and outlet to prevent internal corrosion of the piping?

Normally the pressure drops drastically if the tank inlet or outlet is blocked.

The tanks T&P should also be checked as per directions left by the installer.

Seeing that this tank is going on 7 years old it you should consider having it replaced

Sylvan

03:04PM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1522 lifetime posts
Me_office1
A loss in pressure is why I think the tank needs to be replaced reduced temperature in most cases can be taken care of but if your losing water someplace that would account for the pressure loss and luke warm water

LRICHARDSON126

03:27PM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 12/30/06
2 lifetime posts
Hello Sylvan Tieger,

Thank you for reply. And yes, always have problems on holidays and weekends... some kind of Murphy's Law, I think :)

I "reset" the heater per the instructions in the manual and also released the valve. I'm going to give it about 30 minutes to heat, then see what I have. Initial indications seem that the water is hotter, but the pressure seems to be about the same as before. I agree, with the age of 7 years, it may be time to replace (darnit). I appreciate your help. Happy New Year to you!

Lisa

Hercules1

04:51PM | 01/01/07
Member Since: 12/31/06
2 lifetime posts
I live in a large metropolitan city and am experiencing the same thing. I have had a plumber out twice and they have not been able to determine the cause. I have been told that I may need a pressurizer to get the water up 3 floors or an inline pump. HELP!!

Sylvan

07:24AM | 01/02/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1522 lifetime posts
Me_office1
"I live in a large metropolitan city and am experiencing the same thing. I have had a plumber out twice and they have not been able to determine the cause. I have been told that I may need a pressurizer to get the water up 3 floors or an inline pump. HELP!!"

Well I live in a small metropolitan city (New York City actually) and I managed to get hot water to the upper most fixtures on a 42 story so called high rise.

I wonder what your plumber told you regarding what your incoming pressure is

I guess your large area has a different type of plumbing then we do huh (EH)

Too bad you mentioned "large metropolitan city"

BUT failed to mention if the 3 story height is 12 feet or 30 feet per story and no place was the critical main pressure mentioned thus no wonder your other plumber could not fix the problem
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Hercules1

05:41PM | 01/03/07
Member Since: 12/31/06
2 lifetime posts
I live in Chicago in an old church that was converted to condo's about 4 years ago. We live on the top floor and we have our own water tanks (2) and our plumbing serves only our unit. Water pressure is between 35-40 pounds on a good day.

Any ideas?
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