Originally Posted By: rmoore
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Today?s condo?1969, mid story, copper piping where visible, 12 year old heater. Two full bathrooms back to back. Both showers and one vanity had very, very low hot water flow?more than a dribble but barely. Static pressure was good and cold water flow was excellent everywhere (no clogged aerators). Hot water flow at the other vanity and kitchen faucet was fine?so not a direct problem with the heater. Owner stated that he had lived with it like this for the three years he had lived there. (???)
Anyway?I?ve ruled out a crimped pipe, at least in my head, as A. the vanity with good flow was the furthest away from the heater and B. no modifications had been made to the condo and it?s hard to believe it?s been this way since 1969. I suspect sediment build-up in the hot supply somewhere behind the three fixtures, especially as the vanity with good flow showed discoloration after running it for a good while. Does that sound possible? I?ve never seen such poor hot flow from only some fixtures before.
Plumber has already been recommended for investigation and repair so this is just to educate a few more of my brain cells. ![eusa_think.gif](upload://lNFeGuTetUAtwNVgUSOuUzgrGGK.gif)
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