Low hot water pressure!

Discuss plumbing related issues here - pex, drains, etc.
Post Reply
michel4444
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:47 pm

Low hot water pressure!

Post by michel4444 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:22 pm

I drained my water tank as mention first time in 10 years water came out was clean same as cold water from my faucets.
But I still have low hot water pressure from all my hot water faucets. What can be done to resolve this problem?


User avatar
A. Spruce
Posts: 3349
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:23 pm
Location: California, USA

Re: Low hot water pressure!

Post by A. Spruce » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:49 pm

Every house I've ever lived in, new or old, has had lower hot water pressure than cold. My suspicion is that the waterheater acts as a bit of a restriction. In older homes the waterheater outlet can corrode, reducing the pipe diameter, thus, reducing flow/pressure. In really old homes you can still find galvanized pipe, in these cases, all the lines are probably corroded to almost complete blockage.
If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

Christopher90
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:26 am

Re: Low hot water pressure!

Post by Christopher90 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:10 am

Check that the hot water pipes are not damaged and that the pipes coming out of the water heater or boiler have no smaller diameter.

Post Reply