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The Tank Hot Water Volume Too Low Reply To: Hot Water Volume Too Low


Thanks Larry, problem is solved and flow is back, no plumber needed!

The first thing I did when I started working on my low flow problem was to run to Home Depot to purchase replacement dielectric nipples, my cold water feed was severely corroded and I was lucky to get it removed. What I didn’t know then or until your recent post got me thinking, was that I was compounding the problem by introducing a heat trap with the new nipple, javascript:emoticon(‘:shock:’, ‘images/emoticons/shock.gif’)see photo.

So, the original cause of reduced volume will never be known for certain, since cleaning the tank and installing a straight through dielectric nipple, my hot water volume has returned to full strength.

I have already spread the word about this site and will be looking to replace my anode with Randy as needed in the future. Thanks for sharing your insights!


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