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    Zakenher Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 29, 2007, 09:46 AM
    Changed valve on Hotwater tank leads to low flow
    I have a 40 Gallon Natural GAZ "GIANT" hot water tank. The Cold water in valve was leaking so I changed the piece. I made sure that the everything was clear and clean and that the valve was a BI-Directional flow. The tubes are PEC and I crimped the O-rings into place and they are a GO.

    However with the water turned back on the Hotwater flow in the house on all faucets is down to a Trickle. Cold water flow is normal.


    Any ideas?

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    doug238 Posts: 1,560, Reputation: 62
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    Dec 5, 2007, 10:23 PM
    The inlet nipples on some water heaters have a rubber diaphram and may have debris blocking them.

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