Do I have a gas pressure problem in my apartment?
March 7, 2009 5:51 PM Subscribe
My gas stove doesn't burn hot enough, and my gas water heater can't fill a bath tub with enough hot water to bathe. Do I have a gas pressure problem in my apartment, and what can be done to fix it?
posted by hoobichu to home & garden (8 answers total)
I have a General Electric gas stove that takes forever to boil water. I've seen many gas stoves and this one has a noticeably small flame on its strongest element.
I also have a gas water heater, that has a tank. It has enough hot water to have a shower, but when you try to fill the tub, the water gets cold before it's filled.
I'm not sure where the setting for the hot water heater is, as it's above the very high bathroom door in my apartment and I can't get to it. It seems though, that the gas stove not cooking hot enough, would indicate a gas pressure problem in my apartment.
Is there a way to turn up the gas pressure in an apartment, typically? I live in a renovated toy factory in Brooklyn, and the owner doesn't seem to know about any of these sorts of things. The plumber is coming in a couple of days, so what should I have him check?