Re: Short hot water supply
Posted by Dale's Plumbing Service on January 03, 19100 at 19:24:38:
In response to Re: Short hot water supply
: I am only recieving 5-6 minutes of hot water from my water heater. The HWH is appx 8 years old. What could be the possible problems? --How do you check the heating elements and thermostat? I have also heard of a possible dip tube failure and Is there a way to check the dip tube for repairs?

Mike, you need to take the cold water line off the top of the heater. Then use a screw driver, or finger to grab this plastic dip tube. It should be about as long as the heater is.How many gallons of water per minute are you useing in 6 min. If you are doing laundry, shower, dishwasher, that is about 36 gal per 6 min if they are all running at the same time. Dale Peck LMP


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