So we have an old home (1902) that is 3 stories.
We currently have a tenant in our ground floor apartment. She just informed me that she is unable to get the hot water to come out of the bathroom sink tap.
She could let it run and run and it will not get hot at the sink tap.
Her kitchen sink tap works fine.
Our kitchen sink tap works fine.
Our 3rd floor bathroom sink gets hot pretty quickly but
our 2nd floor bathroom sink tap has the same problem that out tenant does...
Our 2nd floor bathroom sink hot water has NEVER gotten hot (unless I take a shower in there beforehand) and we've just learned to live with it, since our primary bathroom is on the 3rd floor...
Anyway, this is a new problem ( we think) for our ground floor bathroom sink as our previous two tenants never mentioned it.
We have a tank (blech) water heater 80 gal on the ground level of the house, so her bathroom is actually the closest to the source of hot water.
We can't figure this out.
Any ideas oh plumbing gifted folks out there? Thanks!
There is no hot water line to the first floor sink -or- the hot water goes to the 3rd floor first and then to the 2nd and then the first (I guess the landlord always lived in the top floor even when they installed hot water lines) -or- the lines to the 3rd floor are newer copper piping and to the first floor are the original iron pipes that are clogged now. Either you need to rerout or repipe and you'll need a plumber for that.
Anyways I recommend you sell your 1903 Victorian and buy a mid-century modern and then post your problems here.