Glacially slow hot water
March 19, 2010 3:50 PM Subscribe
Master bathroom shower takes FOREVER to get hot water. The hot water heater is outside, less than fifteen feet from the actual shower. Other faucets in the house are much farther away (up to 30-40 feet away) never fail to get us hot water in less than 15-30sec. What gives? How do I fix it?
posted by Spyder's Game to home & garden (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It takes almost four minutes to get hot water in our shower, even with the hot on full blast. I usually wake up in the morning and turn on the shower first. Then brush my teeth, pee, and usually weigh myself. Sometimes I have time to scoop the cat litter. By then, the water is usually warming up. I am really hoping this isn't an expensive fix. I'm just trying to figure out WHY it takes so long to get to the shower, when the heater is so close by? Is there a cheap (ish) fix? I feel like I'm wasting water, but not sure what to do about it.
We've been in this house for a year now.