08:49PM | 01/10/01
Member Since: 01/09/01
15 lifetime posts
Tank seems to be working ok ( gas) but hot water does not last as long as it did and the shower has to be set higher to get the water real hot. I keep the setting on high as I like my showers very hot. Did drain the tank a little, should I drain it all ? What about the rods can they be cleaned or replace, cheaper to replace tank ? $125.00 Pipes are pvc could they be blocked up ? even if water seems to have good pressure. The other strange thing is when the toilet is flushed I feel cold water running in pipe at water tank when I put my hand on it, normal ? No leaks. tank is 40 gal. around 5 years old.


09:08AM | 01/19/01
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
Try increasing the temperature on the tank's thermostat. It usually is located inside the removable panel on the side of the tanks.

Also, drain the tank completely, first by removing all hot water through a faucet (for safety so you don't burn yourself) and then through the valve at the bottom of the tank either into a bucket or through a hose attached to that spigot that leads to a nearby sink. Sediment can collect at the bottom of the tank that might be absorbing and blocking some of the heat from the burner below.

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