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We are getting the pressure we need from the cold water side on a single handle faucet.  However, on the hot water side there is very little pressure.  Can't figure out why... HELP

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Posted 2010-11-07T16:44:16+0000  by simplylovable simplylovable

Hey simplylovable Welcome to the community. Unfortunately this isn't a question that usually has an easy one shot answer as there are many factors that could be causing your problem. The first question to ask yourself is, "Is the issue isolated to just the shower, or is it throughout the home?" I've laid out a few possible causes depending on your answer to that question.



  • Check the shower stem for damage. This is one of the simplest things to check and often the one factor most over looked. Getting to the stem is not too overly complicated but there are many variations so providing a picture will better enable us to walk you through the process.
  • Consider the age of the home. Believe it or not it is very possible that over time your hot water lines have developed deposits which are restricting the flow of water. This can be common in older steel pipes though less so in copper and plastic lines.
  •  Another big contributor could be your hot water heater. If there is a problem here or with any of its related valves the amount of available hot water can be reduced.


Again this is one of those problems where some leg work is required to solve it. In the case of the last two possible causes a plumber will most likely be needed to resolve the issue. But don't fear we will get to the bottom of it. I hope this has been helpful and again welcome to the community.



Posted 2010-11-07T18:31:04+0000  by Chris_HD_ATL
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