I just want to wash my hands with warm water!
February 5, 2012 8:55 PM Subscribe
[plumbingfilter] My bathroom and kitchen faucets don't give cold water until they've been running for at least one minute. The shower runs hot much quicker (10-20 seconds). Is this something that can be fixed? My landlord says no.
posted by benbenson to home & garden (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live on the 3rd story of a 3-story building with 6 apartments. My landlord (who lives in the building and does the super work as well) says that it's because of the water heater and said something about being on the top floor means hot water takes a while to come up (the water heater is presumably in the basement). While this makes some sense to me, the fact that the shower runs hot quicker argues against it. Can this be fixed? My LL pays for the water, and I have to run more water because of this, so it seems that he'd have an incentive to fix it, particularly if it didn't require a new water heater.