My girl friends momlives in trailer park. They have cold water .. but they say that there’s no hot water at all.. meaning Hot water trinkles out very very slow.. Is there clog and do I need to get new tank? Thank you
No. 1 — The cold-water shutoff has failed somehow and the water heater has no pressure going to it. You can check that by opening the water heater drain valve or temperature/pressure relief valve. If there is good pressure there, then that is not the problem.
No. 2 — The faucet aerator is clogged with gunk. Take it off and check it. If it is clean, then….
No. 3 — The plumbing between the faucet and the water heater is clogged. Go to Tanklets and read the one on backflushing to check that.
No. 4 — There is blockage at the tank, perhaps a malfunctioning heat-trap nipple. You’ll need to disconnect the hot-side plumbing to check for that.