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Aquamax 200 low pressure when running hot water around 12 years old

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SOURCE: low hot water pressure

are you on city or well supply for water?

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: low pressure on hot water taps and showers

Many states building codes require a pressure regulator and expansion tank for hot water heater installation. Check the pressure regulator if you have one as this would only affect the hot water pressure. Adjust or replace. Rap the expansion tank like knocking hard on a door. Hollow sound is good. Dull thud means it needs to be replaced as it is filled with water.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Worcester combi boiler losing pressure & water through o/flow

having the same problem and its a new bolier. thanks , adriano.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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Can a pressure relief valve cause hot water to run slowly?


The real question is 'How old is the water heater?'... over time, particularly in areas with hard water, sediment builds up in the water heater. Particularly electric models. typically a TPV (temperature/pressure relief valve) won't cause the symptoms you describe, but mineral deposits around the inlet tube (internal) could, by restricting the flow of water into the water heater.

A TPV is designed to prevent over pressurization which could cause the tank to rupture. I have priced new water heaters as low as $308.00 for a gas powered 40 gallon unit with a 3yr warranty. If you have good soldering (sweat fitting) skills, these are relatively easy to replace yourself. Whether electric or gas, make CERTAIN you shut off the heat source before attempting a replacement.

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Yesterday the hot water went cold after 2 minutes into a shower.I checkAQed the hot water unit and noticed it seems to be damp around the base.it's an Aquamax 315 twin element electric hot water heate


Electric hot water heaters are particular to water levels and air pockets. Air pockets (low water levels) can cause the upper element to fail thereby reducing the overall recovery of hot water. Also if this is supplied by a well the incoming water temperature is lower than city water and also maybe adding to your problem. First thing I would check is the upper element. Start there and re-post with updates..

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Low hot water pressure


I am not familiar with the model of heater you have but I thought I would mention; if you don't have a water softener and the thermostat is set to 140 degrees or above in a hard water area limescale can be a possible cause of your problems and it would be wise to take a look inside before you begin throwing money at it.

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Squeeling sound and lower pressure from gas water heater


Probably the factory-installed heat trap nipples are clogged.
Open following links.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Low-hot-water-pressure.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Low-hot-water-pressure.html#trap
Noisy whistling and humming and low pressure are common problem with heat trap nipples and inserts from factory.
Replace heat-trap nipples with pex-lined nipples, or remove heat trap inserts with screwdriver or needle nose... careful not to break insert so it falls into tank ... which can then get lodged in hot water line elbow or under-sink shut off.
Factory-installed heat traps are part of overall strategy so manufactures can claim more efficient water heaters, without requiring customers to any thinking.
Other strategies include foam insulation instead of fiberglass (so that wires cannot be replaced on electric units), reducing factory-set temperature from previous 130-135 to 100-120, and re-estimating downward the hot water use for average family.
So some of the strategies are useful, while others problematic or imaginary.
Call manufacturer to pay-for or provide new pex-line nipples. Warranty for fist year covers Labor and parts, and after 1st year, warranty covers parts
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-manufacturers.html
Save $10 a month in future replacement costs: maintain water heater so it lasts longer:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html

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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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Have a GE GG40T6A gas hot water tank. Leaking really bad out of the pressure relief valve. It is a rental property, gas was off to the house (tenants moved out in the night). When the gas company turned...


12 year old water heater is getting near the end.
Some tanks last 20 years, but that's the exception.
To find exact age of your brand water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

Leaking TP valve:
1) Lift TP lever and gently lower back into position to see if that stops leak.
Occasionally something gets stuck in the valve.
2) Sometimes water heater temperature gets turned up because heater is not producing as much hot water as before, and higher temps cause TP to release pressure because of overheating.
Dial temperature down to 120 degrees.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html

3) If steps above don't fix problem, replace TP valve >> TP valves have 125 or 150 degrees rating >>> older tank shouldn't be running above 125 because higher temps cause more pressure on tank, so thermostat should be lower than 125 degrees TP rating.
Buy replacement TP at any hardware store + a roll of teflon tape to seal pipe threads.
Turn gas control to pilot ... this will keep pilot lit but burner will not fire.
Let water cool, and then drain some water out of tank.
If TP valve is on side of tank, then open drain on side of tank and drain water until it is lower than valve level. Open bathtub spigot to let air into line.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-will-not-drain.html
Be careful around water that is higher than 120 degrees F >> you can get burned quickly >> apply cold water to any burn.
Use pipe wrench and unscrew TP valve counterclock-wise.
Install new TP and put teflon tape on threads.
Re-fill tank completely and open tub valve on hot side until water is running >> then turn gas control back to original position.
Do not fire up any water heater before tank is completely full of water or this could damage tank.

To read more preventative information about water heater leaks and age problems:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html

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