Re: hot water
Posted by Bud..........Suncoast Plumbing on April 27, 19101 at 20:51:40:
In response to Re: hot water
clebo: Your complaint of insufficient hot water indicates to me a lower element or thermostat
replacement is needed....Bud

I read one of your previous msgs regarding hot water problems from a women who had a 6yr. old 40 gallon tank. Mine also is a 6yr. 40 gallon tank and my dip tube was replaced. However, the problem of not enough hot water is still a problem. They actually stated that the dip tube in our unit did not dissolve, but they replaced anyway.

: Just two mornings ago, I filled the tub about half way for my son's bath. I usually only fill about 1/4, but we had to go downstairs while it filled and it was somewhat more than usual. However, the next morning my husband took a 5min. shower and I took a 10 min shower, both using our 2gallons per min shower head, and there was no more hot water for my son's bath. I mean not a drop. We did not use our washing machine, dishwasher, and we did not wash dishes by hand.

: We also clean the scum from the bottom of the tank monthly now.

: What is happening? Do we need a new tank or could there be something else wrong with it.? Help?
: Thank you




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