Cold water pressure lower than hot water

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  1. Jul 10, 2011 #1

    Va_guy

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    Through out my while house the cold water pressure is significantly lower than the hot water pressure. I was wondering what could cause this and how to fix it. I am on city water. Thanks
     
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    Since most home hot water is via the water heater, I don't see how this can be. The cold water feeds the tank and the pressures are normally the same, or the hot water a bit less than the cold. Do you have a pump of some sort on the hot water line(s)?
     
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    This has me scratching my head as well.

    Lower hot pressure is much more common, due to a variety of problems. But lower cold pressure is not very common.

    Could you give us a plumbing history of your house? Just maybe something will give us a clue that will help us help you.
     
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    All I could think is there are some severe bends in the cold water pipes after the water heater, which could be causing a restriction? [​IMG]
     

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