just had a bathroom remodeled.. Prior to this, the old sink would get
real hot fast. few secs.. Now it takes approximately 35 secs to get
hot... I checked the shower and tub they got hot real fast... The
shower has 3 new jets.. I have not used the shower yet as it does not
have a door, brand new and I havent used the tub either. Could this
slow getting hot water to bathroom faucset be because I have not used
the shower on a regular basis???
The other batrhoom on same floor gets hot fast.
Unless they seriously rerouted the pipes such that there is an
additional 35 secs of travel time, I'd guess you've been upgraded to a
low-flow faucet. Since the water is not traveling as fast out of the
faucet, it's traveling a lot slower in the pipes.
Still, going from "a few seconds" to 35 seconds seems like a major
change, unless your old faucet had hydrant-like output.
In addition to all the excellent advice already offered, take the aerator
off the faucet for a test run. It may have clogged with sediment the first
time it was used. Not easy but a needle can clear the holes.
You are going to get about 1/4 to 1/2 the flow of that old faucet.
Please come visit http://www.househomerepair.com
Federal regulations mandate that ... new faucet flow rates can't exceed
2.5 gpm at 80 psi or 2.2 gpm at 60 psi.
your old faucet probably flowed more. You haven't substantially changed
the volume of water in the piping between the water heater outlet and
the sink. So it takes longer for the hot water to arrive when you
haven't used the faucet in a while.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
re: Not easy but a needle can clear the holes.
So can blowing the aerator out in the opposite direction with an air
hose or a jet of water.
You just have to make sure you don't blow the screen out and lose it.
On Sun, 15 May 2011 19:47:30 -0700 (PDT), Erin Marulli
I hate to recommend replace rather than repair, and I haen't looked
but I think you can also buy a new screen at a real hardware store,
like ACE. You may have to buy a package of 10! It's real but not
that real. You can give them to your friends, become Johnny
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