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I have an eco 16 water heater. Recently the hot water temp…

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I have an eco...

I have an eco 16 water heater. Recently the hot water temp has been fluctuating. The hottest it will go is bearable to touch. Can still shower. Have had a plumber change gas bottle regulator (I use 9kg bottles).

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

Plumber did this whilst I wasn't home & reckoned he'd fixed problem....sadly it hasn't.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I will if I can....I live remotely so it's very expensive to get a tradesperson back.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Any idea what I should attempt next

Submitted: 22 days ago.Category: Plumbing
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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Problem has been going on for about a month. Still got enough to shower but only just.
Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Hello....anyone there?
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Plumber: Phil, Mechanical Engineer. replied 22 days ago
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Hello, try turning on the bathroom sink hot tap at the same time you run the shower with hot water, if that

'solves' the problem, the solution is to flush the water heater with white vinegar and clean its inlet screen and possibly replace the shower head if it is a low flow type.

The situation in that case would be not enough hot water flow to keep the water heaters flow switch ON.

Let me know about that,

.

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Plumber: Phil, Mechanical Engineer. replied 22 days ago

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