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Copy following link for low pressure troubleshoot.
Requires water pressure gauge on water heater drain valve
http://waterheatertimer.org/Low-hot-water-pressure.html

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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What's your question?Water pressure from tap is low.Can I pour water directly into the water storage tank?


Yes, water usually goes directly into the tank from the water inlet.
If the pressure is low going in, the pressure will be low coming out.

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I have a new pressure switch but still have low water pressure


The pressure switch shouldn't be reducing pressure unless it is smaller that the water pipe. Pressure switches in water heaters are a safety device that activate when pressure builds up above a pre-defined limit. I'm guessing that the most probable cause of low water pressure is either not enough head into the water heater (this is the height of water pipe) or not enough mains pressure. Your best bet is probably to install an inline circulation pump with a flow sensor. This will automatically detect that water is being used and turn on to boost water pressure.

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I have a problem with low hot water pressure can you help would an elec shower help


1) If possible, it is Best to solve pressure problem before installing new shower.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Low-hot-water-pressure.html

2) If the cold water has good pressure, then Electric shower could fix problem ... but shower would have to be connected to the cold water line and not the hot.

3) Seems the expense of adding a electric shower would be greater than having plumber fix low hot water pressure.
Assuming you have access to plumbing pipes, and this is not apartment building.

Jan 05, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Low water pressure


1) Copy following link for troubleshoot walk-thru:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Low-hot-water-pressure.html

2) Yes. Remove the heat-trap inserts from water heater.

3) Add comment and say where you are so far.

Dec 30, 2012 | Water Heaters

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Water pressure decreases as the water runs


Probably a clog in galvanized pipe.
Expansion tank is not whole-house pressure regulating tank. It is localized protection for plumbing exposed to high pressure caused by very hot water.
If you house has pressure regulating valve, then that can be a cause.
For low water pressure in household, the following link might help:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Low-hot-water-pressure.html

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The water is luke warm and the pressure is lower than ususal.


We probably need more information to give a good answer.
You report 2 different problems occurring at once: Low pressure and Low temperature.
If this is tankless water heater, then Low pressure and Low temperature might be related, and you probably need a service technician to diagnose and repair cause.

If this is tank-type water heater, look at label on side of tank for type and brand of heater.
Is it gas or electric water heater? Troubleshooting is totally different for each.

Is water pressure pressure low on just the hot side faucet, or is cold side faucet affected too?
Are all hot faucets affected by low pressure?
If you have a dual handle faucet, open hot side only and check if hot water that comes out is hot as normal.
This will say if problem is pressure or temperature.
Tank-type water heater usually won't have both these problems occur at one time, but water heaters work in funny ways sometimes.

Add a comment to this post, or re-post your question with details so the experts can give a solid answer and not guess.
Also you can post water heater questions on pro water heater forum:
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

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Feb 05, 2011 | Water Heaters

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Seems as though there is a whole in the tank causing wter to spew out, The whole is yhe top of the tank and appears to be very small, can this be patched or soldered?


If water heater has a hole, then water heater is rusted out and must be replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html

Immediate problem is ruptured tank.
Water heaters are under pressure, and rusted water heaters rupture and water runs until water is shut off.
This causes major damage inside home.

Protect yourself first, and then let's talk more.
1) Turn off water at shut off located on cold water line above tank.
2) Turn off power to water heater:
Gas heater, rotate valve to 'pilot' so pilot is lit but burner does not turn ON.
Electric heater, turn off circuit breaker.
3) Open tub spout on hot side and let run a bit to relieve pressure.
4) Now your property is safe.

You can limp along with failed heater if leak is slow.
Turn heater ON when you need hot water.
Typical Gas heater makes 41 gallons hot water per hour.
Typical Electric heater makes 21 gallons hot water.
Shower uses 5-9 gallons hot water, bath uses 12-14 gallons hot water.

If you are going to install heater yourself:
Look at label on side of old tank to identify size and particulars.
I buy ordinary heaters from Lowes and Home Depot and always look at scratch-n-dent models.
Buy same size heater if it worked fine before.
Buy new flexible water connectors.
Set water heater in drip pan.
Offer 10% less than price shown.

#1 rule) tankless heaters are a rich-man's toy, because tankless will never pay you back, and will become major money pit with 1 repair.
2) How to install gas heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-gas-water-heater.html
3) How to install electric heater:
Read link above because many of same steps apply to electric.
The difference with electric, is turn off power, disconnect wires, and reconnect wires exactly like before. Set electric heater directly on insulated surface like dense blue styrafoam. Cut styrafoam in a circle so it fits inside dip pan.

Also read:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

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Jan 01, 2011 | Water Heaters

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No hot water when heating tempreture reached.flow switch is operating, power at flow switch terminals on pcb (three wires),? but when working hot water runns for ever and heating runs ok too untill the...


I have a triton opal shower.

I turn shower on low pressure and cold water. then no low pressure and piping hot water for a very short time then low pressure and cold water.

I've changed the solenoid and the little black plastic ball.

Help !

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