We are currently doing a full en-suite bathroom remodel. About 2 weeks ago all of the plumbing was completed and about the same time we noticed that we weren’t getting as hot of water in the other bathroom we have been using as well as the kitchen sink, etc. I gave it a few days and no change so I called the plumbing company that installed our 50 gallon Rheem Pro atomospheric tank in late November 2017 as I figured something might be faulty.
They came this morning and as usual, everything seemed “reasonable” to him upon inspection and the tank fired up after about 6 gallons of water was run through the shower head. He adjusted the mixing valve on the shower to allow for a bit more hot water. Stated he felt it was our consumption which was causing the “lack of hot water”. He didn’t think it would be the dip tube cause the tank is so new.
This evening we were doing dishes and had the faucet cranked to full hot and we were getting luke warm/cool water. I checked the tanked and the burner wasn’t even on. I adjusted the thermostat and it kicked in.
I’m at a loss here and quite annoyed that despite’s having the tank inspected we are still experiencing issues. Could the new plumbing be causing issues or is it entirely conincidental? FYI the water lines into the bathroom from prior to the renovation were used just adjusted as required. The water main was turned off multiple times over several days during the plumbing install.