11:10AM | 08/09/02
Member Since: 08/08/02
2 lifetime posts
I have just had my hot water heater replaced in my newly purchased 'fixer-upper'. Since then I have had little to no hot water pressure. I have had the plumber back out and make sure that it is not the new heater. From what he is telling me, and from what I've seen from other posts on the message board, is that the hot water heater pipes are clogged with debris from the old water tank. Does anyone know how costly this is or how time intensive it is to correct on a house will all copper pipes? I want to replace all the plumbing fixtures anyway, but its definately not in my budget right now. Does anyone have any suggestions.




04:16PM | 08/09/02
Member Since: 06/03/01
324 lifetime posts
First check the spray attachments at the faucets. They often get clogged and looks like reduced pressure but is just reduced flow.


04:53AM | 08/12/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
It's a good idea to check the spray attachments but if they are the only problem, the cold water should be afffected as well. Do you experience the problem ONLY with the hot water AND to the same degree at all faucets?


11:10AM | 08/13/02
Member Since: 08/08/02
2 lifetime posts
Thanks everyone for your advice. Just an update on the situation I was having. I got another plumber at my expense to come out and assess the situation, at which point we determined that it was the water heater itself that was the issue. It took a lot of convincing, and a few nasty phone calls to GE (the manufacturer) to get it replaced..but the new one works like a champ now! It seems that it was a faulty hot water valve. My biggest problem was getting GE to admit that it was their equipment and not my plumbing. I actually even had one person tell me that GE never has any problems with their equipment! HA! Again, thanks for the responses.


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