I inspected a 4 year old high rise condo a few weeks ago in Vancouver’s Yaletown. Looked like a relatively well constructed building, water pressure and flow were average every where else, but both hot and cold water flow were extremely low, took about an hour to fill the washing machine tub and got it to washing cycle. Both agents were there, the listing agent found the building manager, at least that’s what she told me, and the answer she got from the manager was “they all run like this, but if you turn off cold water, the hot water will run a little faster”. I tried, but didn’t see any difference. The buyer’s agent said it’s probably a new feature for newer buildings so when the rubber hose bursts, the damage will be less compare with water at full volume.
I’m not really buying both opinions but can’t come up with a plausible answer myself either. Just wondering if other inspectors have observed similar situation and the explanation for it. :?:](http://www.home604.com)
Thanks in advance.