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Our watter was off for a while today & now the cold water

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Our watter was off for a while today & now the cold water has lots of sand in it & our hot water side is at a trickle.
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: Just this afternoon.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If I can. I think if I could flush it out that that might solve the problem. The rinnai is working, it just can't seem to get water through it.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Advise me on flushing it out?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

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Remove and clean he screen on the cold inlet fitting on the base of the Rinnai, It's a ap on the side of the fitting. Turn the water off and open a hot (only ) faucet until the flow stops (to releive the pressure. Then unscrew and clean the screen behind the cap.