What would cause the hot and cold water to reverse suddenly?
You have old rust clogged galvanized pipes and someone cut the water on in another outlet. Fixit1
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What would cause water temperature fluctuation from hot to cold when showering and how can it be fixed?
Answer . If this happens all the time with no other water being used, then you need to install a shower valve that is pressure balanced. Moen makes Posi-Temp and Delta make…s the Monitor.
Answer . \nIf the pipes are old, it's most likely that corrosion has built up inside them. Some of this buildup may have become dislodged and clogged the path to the low-p…ressure faucet.
\n. \n HOT WATER PROBLEMS \n. \n. \nYOUR HOT WATER TANK NEEDS TO BE REPLACED\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nIt could be cross connected, I would turn on any faucet, then… go listen at your\nwashing machine and see if you hear water running through the hot and cold valve\nwhere your hoses hook on. If you do you need to replace valve on machine. If it is\na new house they may have tied the hot and cold water together. That is very very\nhard to find. You would have to call a plumber for that and then hope for the best.\nStill try the washer even on new house.
What would cause a sulfur smell in the hot water when the cold water does not smell and the hot and cold water in a house supplied by the same well water also doesn't smell?
\n. \n Answer smelly water \n. \nyou most likely have lime build up in your hot water heater. you need to flush it out and change the heating elements.\n. \n Answer … \n. \nWater heaters often have a sacrificial rod in them that is installed to prolong the life of the heater. This rod brakes down over time and in the right water condition can make a veary bad smell in your water. I have seen it back up into the cold water feed line and make it small bad also. It will often be worse with the more time that has passed with no use of the water from the heater. This rod is installed from the top and there is usually an access so that the rod can be removed or replaced.
Assuming you don't have your own well but are connected to a municipal water supply this could mean that some pipes are being flushed somewhere in your area or that the water …pressure is very low.
If this is a shower handle, this is a common mistake installers make. Just remove the handle, and rotate the pin that the handle connects to by 180 degrees. This will reverse …the mixing cartridge. If this is a sink, then your water supply lines are reversed. Just shut the water off, and switch the lines supplying water under the sink.
Why would you suddenly get only cold water in your bathroom sink but get hot and cold in the shower?
\nDepending on whether this is a tap or a mixer. Will depend on the answer. If it is a tap, the washer could be stuck, preventing the water from coming out or it may be jammed… with some form of debris. If its a mixer, the o rings inside could have slipped out of place preventing the mixing of the water properly or it may we jammed with some form of debris. Another option to look at is if the tap or pipe feeding the mixer has its own individual stop cock, it may be either closed or jammed with some form of debris.
Hot water lines are smaller thus in the winter they freeze faster
Broken water main. Water plant pump failure. Frozen pipes.
Drink some hot tea or soup.
The magnesium anode rod inside the tank
You will get warm instead of hot water. There is a tube inside the tank on the cold side that goes to the bottom of the tank and the hot comes directly from the top. Reverse t…hem and you are going to get the cold water that settles to the bottom of the tank. It will not hurt the tank or anything, it just makes for poor hot water.
You forgot to pay your gas bill.........
There are several possibilities. The 2 most common would be the water heater needs replacing, or you need a repipe.
If you have adequate flow from the other sinks in the house then either one of the items mentioned below should help. The first thing to look at is the aerator. At the end o…f the faucet spigot there is a small screw on ring that holds a screen filter (the aerator) sometimes it can get plugged with debris and cause a low flow issue. The next thing to check is the shut-off valves beneath the sink. Makes sure they are turned fully open (counterclockwise).
You have a cross connection on a faucet somewhere in the house. That means the hot is overriding the cold because of a malfunctioning faucet. Usually happens at the tub/shower… diverter if it is a single handle.