Question about Water Heaters
I live in an apartment complex that's about 20 years old, but recently upgraded a lot of the units. The water in my bath tub/shower does not stay hot longer than 10 minutes. The maintance staff has been out here no less than 7 times. They've tired everything from turning up the hot water from the shower facuet, to changing the heating elements, to changing the filter in the facuet as well. The last time the maintance man was here he told me if changing the filter/cartridge didn't work he didn't know what else to do. It was suggested that the next time this happens, I was to get out of the tub to see if I still had hot water elsewhere....and I do. In fact, the water coming out of the sink was hotter than it ever was in the shower. What is my next step? I'm very tired of taking cold showers. (P.S. I do not know what type of hot water heater I have installed in my apartment....sorry)
It is because the tub has a temp control valve in it so if you were to put more cold with the hot it will last longer but still won't be all the way hot,, now a days people are suing the manifacture because they are getting burned form the hot water so they put these saftey temp controls in place of the old style 2 or 3 handle faucets,, there fo no more real hot water nothing you can do outside of change to the othere type of faucet 2 or 3 handle tub shower diverter,, that why the water is hot in the sink but not the tub.....
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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If the heater is that old and you have not changed the anode rod over the years then the chemicals in your water are eating at the tank metal and it will soon fail. A twenty year old tank is so inefficient compared to the new ones that it would pay you to replace it now anyway.
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