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What if you have white calcium or lime build up in one faucet only and have to clean out the faucet head often for better water pressure and the piping is 8 yrs old and the faucet is on the 2nd floor?

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2006-01-02 21:14:39
2006-01-02 21:14:39

Check your water heater to see if it has a bad dip tube. The DIP TUBE is a plastic tube that sends the incoming cold water to the bottom of the tank to prevent it from mixing with the hot water going to your faucets. For a period of time between 1993 & 1997, most water heater manufacturers were supplied with defective dip tubes from the same manufacturing company. The problem caused the dip tube to disintegrate slowly, and the particles and chunks to clog up faucets, aerators, etc. There was a class action lawsuit that provided dip tube replacement for those who signed up in time, but that program is now over. Many people didn't hear about the problem in time even though the media reported it on new shows and in newspapers many times for several years.

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