Re: Insulating Shower Pipes
Posted by Deb on December 11, 2003 at 15:09:55:
In response to Re: Insulating Shower Pipes
: Hi Deb

: Thanks for the help! So, do you think that, if my water pressure was higher, that the water temp would get hotter. That makes sense since it seems like low pressure might cause a backlog of cooler water.

: Thanks
: Jim

No. Increased pressure will not help. You have a problem somewhere else...probably somewhere in the valve itself. Most problems are correctable.
The Pipewench
: : : Hello
: : : Great site! The hot water to my master shower take about two minutes to heat and does not get very hot(sits about 30 feet from a new hot water heater). The second bath, which is right next to the hot water heater, heats up quickly and gets very hot. I know that the second bath's pipes are insulated (wrapped all around the valve and 2 feet down the pipe). Do you think that insulating the master bath pipes would greatly help or is it just too far from the water heater?

: : : Thanks for any help.
: : : Jim

: : You might check to see if there is a device under the handle that limits the amount the hot water will turn on. It is a safety feature on many newer valves and is adjustable.
: : Deb
: : The Pipewench

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