Re: Lack Of Hot Water
Posted by Terry Love on September 15, 1999 at 20:44:28:
In response to Re: Lack Of Hot Water
: I seem to run out of hot water after about 10 minutes of running the shower
: in a used home that I just purchased. I have a 50 gallon gas hot water
: tank and the system also has a Grundfos recirculation pump. From what
: I understand, the hot water heater was replaced a few weeks before I
: purchased the home. Currenly I have the thermostat set on high to get
: the most possible hot water.

: I do have a possible idea. I've done some research on the web. All the
: drawings for recirculation pumps show the water returning to the bottom
: of the hot water tank. I noticed that my pump shows the arrow facing
: away from the bottom of the tank. Am I picking up cold water from the
: bottom of the tank? Also, I don't see any sort of check valve or air
: escape value in the line near the pump. Do I need them? I do get hot
: water as soon as turn on the water.

Replace the shower head with a new low-flow design. Some old shower heads can drain a tank in 10 minutes. Terry

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