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Old 05-16-2018, 08:08 PM   #1
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Normal Hot Water Flow Rates

Thanks to this forum I replaced the hot water mixer valve and dramatically improved the flow rate for the hot water. A little over $100 on Amazon. It is now usable but still about half that of the cold water. Is this normal?
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:47 PM   #2
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I would think they would be the same. I switched to PEX during the remodel so my trailer isn't comparable.

If you can see your piping/fittings you could count the fitting and estimate the length of pipe. There are specs for the pressure drop for your fittings and pipe. Measure your flow and that should be all you need to see if your equipment is working properly or is there a defect that is in you water pipes/fittings.
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Bring that you are concerned about pressure, I expect you are talking about the shower, how is the pressure at the sink. Not knowing your specific setup, most of these are tee'd off at some point and this would let you know if there is a line issue closer to the shower
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The shower is first then bathroom sink and then kitchen. Sounds like the hot and cold water should have about the same flow rates. The shower actually seems a little better than the two sinks. I will check the sink aerators, they may have gotten clogged again. Thanks!
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Put in an Oxygenics shower head. It mixes air with the water and gives a much greater perceived flow. And uses less water.
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