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My oil fired hot water heater provides only sporadic hot water. For example, when I am home alone it takes 2 minutes to get luke warm water in the shower, then it is only warm for a few minutes, then colder, then warmer, then I get about 2 minutes pretty hot water, then luke warm for a few more, then cold, then hot etc.

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It sounds like your thermostat on the water heater isn't working properly. try turning it up higher and if this doesn't work I would have a service techy look at it.

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