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Old 10-16-2016, 12:28 PM   #1
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Weird Water Pressure/Flow Issue

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I'm headed down South for warmer weather for next two weeks and I sanitized my water tanks and lines and purged all of the air in my water lines and hot water tank prior to my trip tomorrow.

I noticed that I have very little water pressure and flow to my kitchen hot/cold water and my front sink fixtures too! Toilet and shower (hot/cold) both flow as they should.

Has anybody seen this before? Any ideas could be causing low water pressure flow?

The 12 volt water pump works just fine and there are no leaks in the system as evidenced by the water pump shutting off and not cycling when water fixtures are turned off.
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Old 10-16-2016, 12:31 PM   #2
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Check the screen out at the faucet ends.....where the water comes out
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:09 PM   #4
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Darn sediment from the hot water heater. Yes, there was sediment in the plastic "screen" but not the metal mesh screen...weird. I removed the plastic screen, left the mesh screen in, and all is good again.

THANKS AGAIN!

PS Never had this issue before and I blame my Suburban hot water heater with a sacrificial anode. This thing had so much disgusting crud in it and on the anode. My other hot water heater tanks didn't have this issue. I hope the hot water heater fails one day so I can get an aluminum lined hot water heater tank and not worry so much about anode crud.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:11 PM   #5
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How old is your unit?
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:15 PM   #6
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Its a 2009 camper and original hot water heater. It was never used until I bought it a year ago.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:21 PM   #7
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Did you replace the anode or use the one it came with?

And yes I do understand the water heater was not used before.

I ask because I wonder if the none use weakened the material the rod is made of.
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If it ever was hooked to city water, and not drained, maybe the soaking got to it.....
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:49 PM   #9
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Funny thing. We just spent 10 days at an Oklahoma campground and my water regulator gauge varied between 20psi and 30psi. When it was 20psi the shower was almost unusable, but at 30psi the shower was OK but the bathroom sink was still really slow. My wife kept saying somethings wrong and I kept saying no its just the park pressure. Finally, she got thru to me and I took the faucet drip filter off just like your pictures. Cleaned and put back and everything then worked fine (even at 20psi). She has now earned a life time of I told you so ;-)
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Check the screens, we them all out of the faucets, it was driving me crazy as I drive by myself and 4 dogs.
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