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    Default Low hot water pressure

    My house was built 11 years ago. I have two bathrooms upstairs. In my master bath, it takes more than 20 minutes to fill the tub with hot water. The pressure is extremely low. When I turn the water to cold the pressure is strong.

    In the other full bath upstairs, I have equal strong pressure when filling the tub using both hot and cold water.

    What can be the issue in in the master bath, and what can I do to fix it?

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    Default Re: Low hot water pressure

    What make faucet do you have? It sounds like it may be a balance pressure valve with a sticking balancing spool.

    John

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    Default Re: Low hot water pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by johnjh2o View Post
    What make faucet do you have? It sounds like it may be a balance pressure valve with a sticking balancing spool.

    John
    The only thing stamped on the faucet says "Watco". It is a simple one knob unit.

    Thanks to all for the feedback.

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    Default Re: Low hot water pressure

    I think all they make are tub wastes. I don't think they make faucets.

    John

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    Default Re: Low hot water pressure

    In addition to what John says, it could be a blockage in the water lines, even though unlikely for an 11 year old house it could be possible. What kind of pipes do you have?

    If your faucet has 2 or 3 handles, there could be some defect in your stems.

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