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My hot water pressure is **** poor due to the hot water pipes becoming galvanised..IS there a product out there that will clear the galvanisation from the pipes feeding my shower?

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Sorry to say but, there are no products that will clear your galvanized pipes without causing major leaking and contamination. best thing to do is replace all galvanized pipe with copper or PVC type piping.

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