Low hot water pressure

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Dan T1944, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Dan T1944

    Dan T1944 New Member

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    Our house is 3 years old, PVC piping. Main supply water pressure is regulated at 50 psi. Pressure at hot water tank drain is 50 psi with all faucets closed, drops to 0-5 psi with any one hot faucet open. Is it a blockage at the tank inlet ???
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    It could be.
    Is the valve on the cold supply to the water heater open all the way?
    What happens when you use cold water?
  3. Dan T1944

    Dan T1944 New Member

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    Inlet valve is open all the way. I also opened and closed it several times in case some trash was caught in the ball valve. Cold water is fine. Tank outlet is fine, since pressure drop is measured at the tank drain. I drained about 5 gallons from the tank, didn't help
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