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Stephconte
Low hot water pressure, kitchen only

:(. I have very low hot water pressure in the kitchen only, cold is fine. It doesn't make a difference whether there are other faucets running at the same time. The house was built in 1922, the kitchen plumbing was updated prior to my buying the house 6 years ago. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Steph

function
Re: Low hot water pressure, kitchen only

Do you have any galvanized pipe in your system?

dj1
Re: Low hot water pressure, kitchen only

Yes, galvanized pipes can cause blockages, but there are more things to check:

- Hot water wall nipple: check and replace if needed.
- Kitchen hot supply angle stop: check and replace if needed.
- Hot water supply flex line: check and replace if needed.

The fact that you only see low pressure in one faucet may tell you where and what to check.

Stephconte
Re: Low hot water pressure, kitchen only
function wrote:

Do you have any galvanized pipe in your system?

under the sink is plastic ,. galvanized likely from the house to the main, previous pipe is clay which is still present in sewer lines

function
Re: Low hot water pressure, kitchen only

Galvanized can flake off and leave little bits of rust everywhere, in cartidges, in supplies, in angle stops as mentioned above.

I removed over 100 little flecks of rust from a faucet aerator in my bathroom a couple of months ago, it was like I had a whole new faucet. I will assume you did check the aerator already though.

johnjh2o
Re: Low hot water pressure, kitchen only

If you do have galvanized pipe your problems will continue to get worse until the pipe is replaced.

dj1
Re: Low hot water pressure, kitchen only

For immediate solution do what I suggested at answer #3.
For final solution, replace the galvanized pipe like john says. Around here we use copper type L for main line. The old galvanized is sent to recycling.

Stephconte
Re: Low hot water pressure, kitchen only
dj1 wrote:

Yes, galvanized pipes can cause blockages, but there are more things to check:

- Hot water wall nipple: check and replace if needed.
- Kitchen hot supply angle stop: check and replace if needed.
- Hot water supply flex line: check and replace if needed.

The fact that you only see low pressure in one faucet may tell you where and what to check.

thank you for your response, I will check all of these on my next day off, I appreciated your input..Steph

Stephconte
Re: Low hot water pressure, kitchen only
dj1 wrote:

For immediate solution do what I suggested at answer #3.
For final solution, replace the galvanized pipe like john says. Around here we use copper type L for main line. The old galvanized is sent to recycling.

Thak you ! I will check out

Steph

Stephconte
Re: Low hot water pressure, kitchen only
function wrote:

Galvanized can flake off and leave little bits of rust everywhere, in cartidges, in supplies, in angle stops as mentioned above.

I removed over 100 little flecks of rust from a faucet aerator in my bathroom a couple of months ago, it was like I had a whole new faucet. I will assume you did check the aerator already though.

i did check this, got a lot of dirt but it didn't make a difference.
Steph

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