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How can you increase the hot water pressure in the house if it just comes out as a trickle?

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2005-10-23 17:51:38
2005-10-23 17:51:38

You may have a restriction in your hot water heater exit pipes. There may be corrosion. How old is the house and how old is the hot water heater? What type of pipe is there going out of the hot water heater? You need to know this to fix the problem yourself without hiring a plumber.

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The house was so old that when you turned on the faucet, only a small trickle of water came out.

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Another tank will do nothing to increase the pressure. If it is city water, the pressure is regulated at themeter. The only thing that could increase it is to increase the size pipe supplying the fixtures. There is probably 3/4 inch coming into the house and it reduces to 1/2. The slight increase would probably not be worth the expense of doing. The pressure is still going to be the same, just more volume.

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