Hot water in my bathtub runs at a trickle. Cold water is fine and hot
water everywhere else in the house is fine. I believe that it is a problem
with the stem. However,when I opened it up to look, it looks fine (the
washer is almost non-existant, but I see no other blockage). Can anyone
give me any pointers on this?
thanks in advance.
Part of the rubber washer may have broken off and got
jammed inside the passage in the faucet casting.
One test you can try with caution:
Shut off water.
Have someone turn water back on (briefly).
Water will stream out of the hole where the stem was.
You can judge whether the flow is OK at that point.
I heat the water using a coil in the furnace [oil fired hot water
baseboard system]. We have a lot of iron oxide in the water
because this neighborhood was once an iron mining center. During
the heating season I get "sand" in the hot water line apparently
produced by some reaction between the rust in the water and the
copper in the coil. This leads to some interesting blockages.
I have no idea whether this could be your problem since I do not
know anything about your water supply or water heater.
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