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Old 11-05-2018, 08:51 PM   #1
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Question Inconsistant hot water amount

First time this happened: Plenty of hot water for a couple of showers. Two showers had only 2-3 minutes of hot water. I let the WH run until it shut downs between showers. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:57 PM   #2
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Check outside shower to make sure it is off. Also check WH bypass valve to make sure it it correct position. The water pressure can also impact how long the HW lasts. Higher pressure means higher water flow and shorter hot water shower.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:42 PM   #4
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Check outside shower to make sure it is off. Also check WH bypass valve to make sure it it correct position. The water pressure can also impact how long the HW lasts. Higher pressure means higher water flow and shorter hot water shower.

I have a pressure regulator in place. By-pass valves have never been touched but I will check them. Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:00 PM   #5
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Water heater make/model?
Tank or tankless?
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:05 PM   #6
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Outside shower knobs have to be turned off, not just the button on the shower head.
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:40 PM   #7
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My money is on the outside shower valve.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:15 PM   #8
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Had same problem on my flipper wife shower was just warm my shower would be hot turns out one valve on water heater was turned wrong way
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:36 PM   #9
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Take a look at this thread, it may solve your problem.

NO (OR LUKEWARM) HOT WATER -Please read first
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:01 PM   #10
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Thanks for the input. No outside shower. Standard six gallon suburban WH.
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