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We find tiny yellow sediments in our hot water (not in cold water). What's the the reason and what can we do to get rid of them? Thank you!

They would reduce or disappear after we let it run for a while. But there would be some again next time we use the butler.

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I would suspect you have a water heater that got installed without dielectric unions between all connections (Hot, Cold, and Drain, if there's a hot water recirc. system) and the building piping. OR that you have a combination of copper and galvanized piping that's missing a dielectric union at each change from galvanized to copper and back.

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either the hot water valve solenoid is bad or not getting power and not opening to blend hot and cold water to get the warm wash water the hot water hose has a screen in line and could be plugged with sediment and restricting hot water flow remove hot water hose and check this first

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Our gas water heater (Rheem Optima Quick recovery 81 series) heats the water as evidenced by the steaming water we can release from the temperature and pressure relief valve but we get no hot water from...


Sounds like a plumbing problem.

Since no tap gets hot water, chances are good the problem lies in the hot water pipes between the water heater to the first Tee.
Look for sediment lodged in water heater hot water pipe.
Or sediment lodged in elbow or Tee.

Other problems can be in play.
Faulty check valve or mixing valve if these are installed.
Faulty recirculation system if this is installed.
Also crossover at single-handled faucet where the cartridge is bad and lets the cold water flow into hot water pipe whenever another faucet is turned on. If you are getting cold water out the hot tap, and you know the hot water heater has hot water, then crossover is suspect > in addition to sediment blockage at hot water heater.

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Where do you put the filtration system if you want to eliminate all sediment from your hot water tank. Doe's it go before or after the softener and into the hot water tank?


There are two water lines connected to water heater.
One is marked Hot and the other Cold.
The shut off valve is on the Cold line.

To eliminate sand and dirt from entering your water heater, the 'sediment' filter should be installed on Cold line.
Sand and dirt are sometimes called sediment, but this type of sediment is not the same as calcium carbonate sediment that accumulates inside a tank that receives hard water.

When you have hard water, then water heater makes calcium carbonate 'sediment' deposits that accumulate in bottom of tank. A 'sediment' filter will not prevent this problem.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html

If you have hard water, to prevent calcium carbonate from forming inside tank, you need a water softener.
Water softener will prevent calcium carbonate sediment forming inside tank.
However water softener will shorten life of water heater anode rod.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

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After installing the thermo bypass valve on the furthest sink faucet from the water heater, the sink faucet has no pressure, and there is hot water slowly comling out of the cold water valve.


It sounds like the installation loosened sediment inside pipe.
Remove sink aerator and see if you can flush open the faucet.

Also check if other faucets are receiving hot water from hot-and-cold taps that says if grundfos is pumping hot water from the water heater correctly.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-recirculation-system.html

When recirculation pump is running, both hot and cold water lines have hot water.
If other faucets have hot water in both lines, then that tells you the blockage is localized in furthest faucet supply lines.
You may have to dissemble those supply lines and flush the sediment out.

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I have a hotpoint hot water heater it's about 6 years old. When I turn the hot water on it runs very slowly the water pressure is very low and it's like this throughout the house how do I fix this problem...


You have clog in the water line.
Since all hot water pipes are involved, clog is probably near water heater.

Buy pressure gauge at hardware store that threads onto hose connection.
Brady BTG 100 at Amazon
Picture of gauge

Check outdoor pressure for baseline pressure in your home.
Turn off electricity to hot water heater for an hour or two so there is not scalding water.
Open drain valve on water heater to see if water heater is clogged with sediment.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-will-not-drain.html

Put pressure gauge on drain valve and compare with outside pressure.
Open hot water spigot on bathtub and see if tank pressure drops ... if tank pressure drops significantly with bathtub spigot on, then clog is on incoming cold water before tank, and could be on outgoing hot water pipes too.
If tank pressure stays about the same, then clog is on outgoing hot water pipes.

Clog can be sediment caught in cold water shut off valve located above tank. Open and close valve and test pressure again. Take apart incoming cold water pipes above tank and check for sediment. Replace valve. Look at condition of cold water nipple on top of tank.

Sediment caught at hot water elbow near tank.
Sediment can fill up old pipes. Take apart hot water pipes above water heater and see condition.
Look at condition of hot water nipple on top of tank.
You may have to take apart pipes up to first or second elbow.

Pipes can decay at joint where copper pipe connects to galvanized pipe. Check for copper to galvanized connections on cold or hot pipes and replace section of galvanized pipe. Copper pipe will probably be good, the galvanized pipe will deteriorate. Replace copper-to-galvanized joint with 3/4" non-conducting union from hardware store

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I have a Reliance 501 gas hot water heater that needs a tank cleaning. Scale is showing up in faucet aerators. Is it still comon practice to delime hot water heater tanks? If so any recomendations?


hook up garden hose to faucet @ the bottom of the tank and drain the hose to the outdoors or down a floor drain and open the valve , leaving the cold supply valve on , let it run until it runs clear , this will get rid of some of the sediment deposit that form at the bottom of tank , is the most effective way i know , good luck

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I can't get the cold water to fill the tub/rinse. the hot works.


Your problem is either a clogged COLD fill valve or a bad water fill valve. Turn the water off. Remove the COLD hose from the WASHER. Check the filter screen inside the valve for sediment. If you find sediment,remove the screen and clean it. Replace the screen and turn the water back on. If you do not find sediment on the screen,replace the water valve.

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Slow cold water flow won't go back to full flow


I think the water inlet valve is nearly stopped up with sediment in the screen filter where the supply hose screws to the valve.Cut the water off at the hose and disconnect and look for the screen. The hot water usually doensn't do this because the water has time to settle everything out while it's in the hot water heater.

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After washing clothes brown marks appear on the clothes. What causes this?


Depending on how old your washer is and the condition of your water supply, it could be rust stains either from the washer tub starting to rust out. When a washer tub starts to rust out, it usually starts around the hundreds of small holes in the tub, as the coating wears away exposing the steel underneath, which rusts when it comes in contact with the wash water.

The other probable cause could be your water supply. If your water doesn't contain any rust or sediment, (fill a medium clear glass jar from the kitchen sink and let it sit undisturbed for a couple of days and see what settles to the bottom of the jar), it might be that your hot water heater tank is starting to fail and the tank is rusting out.

You can check the hot water tank by attaching a hose to the drain valve and filling a large bucket with some water. You might see some sediment and gunky water coming out of the tank, which could be the cause of the stains you're getting on the clothes.

It is recommended that homeowners with sediment in their water supply, or those on well water, have a whole house water filter to help keep sediment and minerals from getting into their appliances. Also, you should drain your hot water heater at least once a year to get rid of any excessive build-up in the tank. Be sure to turn off the hot water heater (electric or gas) when draning the tank and turn off the incoming cold water line too). Drain enough water out of it until the water runs clear.

Doing this will help extend the life of your water heater and make it run more efficiently too, as less sediment in the bottom of the tank means less effort is needed to heat the water, especially with a gas water heater.

Hope you found this info very helpful and best regards!

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That's a job if the water heater is below the window. You will have to us a bucket or pail and just keep dumping it out the window unless you have some kind of pumping system. You will not be able to completely empty the tank but you will get most of the settlement out for maintenance.

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