Is there a problem with the hot water tank if there is no hot water pressure throughout the house but the cold water pressure is fine?
The water shut-off valve on the cold inlet pipe above the water heater could be partially plugged with debris. Turn off the main water supply shutoff to home and take the valve apart to clean. JR
Pressure variations in different parts of a home can almost always be found within the fixtures themselves. Sometimes, a generalized pressure problem can be traced to nothing more complicated than a well-overdue whole-house water filter replacement! However, the variations throughout your home probably can't be attributed to a single, localized problem.
Water comes into your house at ground level. Therefore the pressure will be greater downstairs than up, (gravity) although, there shouldn't be that much differnce. You may have a problem with an airlock or blockage that is slowing the water pressure down by the time it reaches the upper floors of your house. Get a plumber to check it out.
If you are on city water, a large pipe has burst somewhere causing pressure to drop drastically. If you are on a well, a problem has occurred in your pump, or your pressure tank, or the main pipe between well and house. In extremely cold weather pipes from a well can burst. Many well heads (at least in my area) are very inadequately protected.
Will adding another water heater boost the water pressure in the house in addition to giving more hot water?
No and yes. No, you won't get more water pressure. To do that you'll need to find out why the water pressure is low. Perhaps flow restriction, perhaps a poorly adjusted water pressure regulator, perhaps low pressure from the well/city water. But an additional water heater will certainly give you more hot water. It would be like putting in a LARGER water heater. In most cities the water pressure required is about 20 PSI. Small…
Why does my washing machine cause hot water loss throughout the house even when washing with cold water?
Your house recently developed air in the water line Could a failed pressure tank or failed bladder cause this you have a submursible pump which is always under water?
The supply of water needed by toilet as it refills is greater than what shower supply is, not actually a lack of pressure so much as a lack of water volume. Pipe sizing needs to be properly sized so this "pressure drop" won't occur. Installing a new shower pressure balancing valve should help with this problem if running new cold water lines of proper size isn't possible or practical.
Why is your hot water pressure low but your cold water pressure is fine after installing new water hetar?
Your cold water comes directly from the main line without hitting resistance. Your hot water travels through your water heater which may decrease the pressure. Is this a new problem or has it always been like this? If it is a new problem you may be getting build-up in the lines near the water heater or even in the water heater. Hot water also tends to have more deposits in the piping. If you have…
What causes high water pressure in the first faucet on the water line from where it enters the house. The cold water is under high pressure but other faucets in house are fine.?
The water pressure in my house is about 140PSI. Which is definitely dangerous. It happens more often than you would think. What happens is a city will use water supply lines which are too small for the water requirements. Therefore, they have to increase the pressure. You wouldn't want a pressure relief valve, because then if the pressure was too high, it would just spray water everywhere to release the pressure. You would want a…
Can you shut off the inflow valve to hot water heater for a day without harming system if so should pressure valve be left open and limited usage of hot water?
How do you stop the water pressure of a well from spurting and almost stopping the flow of water when there seems to be lots of water in the well?
Your faucet may be clogged. If you have good pressure elsewhere in the house, this is your most likely culprit. You may just have crappy overall water pressure. If you don't have good pressure in the tub or elsewhere, consult with a plumber about installing a pressure tank to increase your water pressure.
What is the meaning of water pressure in the whole house gets low and a hour later there is no water in the house?
How do you fix low water pressure in a approx. 40 year old house. At times it is fine at other times there is no water at all City water dept. says pressure is okay.?
You probably have a water VOLUME problem. many older houses used 1/2 inch water mains and over time the pipe became plugged with mineral build-up. There are plumbing specialists that can help identify the problem and help solve it. Pipes do wear out, become clogged and sometimes need to be replaced.