I have my hot water tank set to medium. I have not change the
setting, but it seams we are getting less and less hot water every day.
We are to the point where I don't have enough to fill my tub for a
hot bath. I think the tank is about 8 years old give or take a year.
Yeah, I was going to say that about the solar heater. We from the
plumbing newsgroup run into that question all the time. Matter of fact,
the local supply house is running a two for one solar water heater sale.
You'd be surprized how many plumbers haven't been certified in Solar
Water Heater repair. It's scandalous.
Sediment, drain and refill don't listen to those who say no.
Turn up the stat on the HWT that's why its there.
If iron pipe you need to go to L copper.
8 years is a very good run, get a new one before this one
had that happen to me.,
the system normally draws hot water out from the top of the top and
the cold water is supposed to enter at the bottom of the tank via the
if the dip tube fails, the cold water enters at the top and quickly
cools off the hot water that is drawn out....
Messing with anything may cause a leak in a 8 year old tank.
I would turn up the TEMP, and if that doesnt do it replace the tank.
The thermostat probably has sediment on it and isnt responding as it
Look in the burner area! See all that rust? Its acting as a insulator,
increasing your energy cost:(
time to shop for new tank so you know whats available
If it's electric, sometimes the top heater element will be good and the
bottom one bad. So all the hot water is in the top 1/4 of the tank, and when
you take a shower or do wash, that comes off the top quickly, then you get
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