Why does it take so long for hot water to arrive in the shower?
Several conditions contribute. Distance your shower stall is from the hot water heater. Type and age and size of pipe to your shower stall from your hot water heater and climate. Cold weather climate tends to cool the static water in the pipes while waiting to be turned on. Old pipes have a build up of rust / minerals inside slowing the normal flow. Distance, well it takes a while for the hot water to leave the tank and get to the faucet especially if the other two factors are involved.
If you can, insulate the pipes. This will help save energy and keep the water in the pipes hotter longer. If the water still takes an unacceptable time to warm up (Assuming you're only running the hot water to warm it up) you can buy a circulation pump that circulates water from the hot line to the water heater through the cold line. This means that you'll have hot water at the hot tap immediatly. (Actually, the circ pumps I've ssen for this job are usually timed) The down side is you'll also have hot water on the cold faucet too! If you can install a return line (basically another cold water line connected at the inlet to the water heater) the pump idea will work very well.
Turn on the hot water to the lav. and or tub. Then shut off faucet when water gets hot. It only takes a few seconds to do this. Then your shower will have hot water very fast.
The pressure reading of a hot water tank will also contribute to this problem. If the pressure is low and if distance is a problem this could equate for the long time for it to arrive. However, nowadays because of technology, most hot water tanks are made to the maximum pressure rating (600kpa) thus solving this problem. The idea above about opening a bath tap first is also a good idea.
Why does it take a long time for water to drain from the bathtub when running water from the faucet. But when you run water from the shower head I have no problem?
* A brief shower will use much less water than a bath, as a bath needs to be at least half way up the bathtub. Unless, of course, you take a long shower with the water on full power. * A bath almost never takes less than a shower. A really brief shower may use only a gallon of water; it will always be less than two. An average shower will be 2-3 gallons…
No and yes it matters how long your in but for me i am in the shower for 5-10 minuets and it uses more then a bath. The reason is that when your in a bath the same water is being used through your cleaning but with a shower it is being filtered the whole time. For me I would recommend using the shower because it is a cleaner way to clean yourself.
What would cause low pressure in a shower when you have replaced the hot water line out of the water heater?
It depends how long you are in the shower for. A quick shower is more efficient than a bath. A power shower for a long period ( i.e. 10 mins ) may not be more efficient than a bath, depending uponm how much water it uses. Also, some people share bath water, making it ultimately more efficient than showering. It depends on how long you are in the shower for, if it is just you…
Shower, most likely. If the water temperature is the same, then it all depends on the amount of water used. If you take short showers, then showers use less energy. If you take super long showers, then either take a bath, or hurry up. I'd think that it's more common to take cold showers than cold baths as well.
you should wait for about 6 weeks until swiming when you first get your belly button peirced. you should also not take BATHS for 6 weeks, only showers. any kind of water that is getting on the belly ring MUST be running off of of it, when you are in the shower the water runs down your body, but in the bath you are justsoking it in water. this can cause irratation, or even infection…