Hot (water)time in the summer

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by dhla, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. dhla

    dhla Member

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    Got a question - don't know that there's anything I can do to remediate... not sure even where to look, but thought I'd post the situation and see if anyone had any good advice.

    In the summer (in Los Angeles) when it is hot, if I run the water in the mid/late afternoon, even the cold comes out pretty warm, and the hot water comes out very hot. Don't have the problem in the fall/winter/spring, so somewhere along the way, the cold water line must be getting exposed to the sun.

    Any suggestion about how to find/how to remediate? Or just live with it??

    Thank you!
  2. worsnup

    worsnup plumbing contractor

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    in phoenix we live with it
  3. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    The lines are probably run through the attic. Add more insulation, maybe a reflective barrier to lower the attic temperature and the heat load, and it may help some. Running the pipes through an interior wall in conditioned space would help, but that means tearing up a lot of wall, and then getting it where you want is tougher.
  4. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Move North! Our temps run in the high 30's winter - 70's in the summer....
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    hot

    Usually no cure and you live with it.
  6. dhla

    dhla Member

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    That's what I figured - thank u!
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