Installed new water heater, now i have low/no water pressure in sinks?
Our house is from 1978 with Galvanized Pipes / maybe some might be iron pipe under the house but I’m not sure, its all insulated and hardly any clearance. I don’t think any of the previous owners ever flushed the lines or drained the water heater in the past. My old water heater (30 gallon) was so bad it only gave me 6 minutes of hot water. It’s since been replaced with a new 30 gallon and the tub works great. I replaced all the pipes i can without going under the house.
Is there anything to fix the clogged lines, the bathroom sink Hot is clogged and the Hot Cold in the kitchen are clogged. I’ve had people tell me to backflush it with air from the sink but im not sure of the exact procedure. Just looking for more ideas, maybe there is something special wire to run in the pipes to clean them out?
I removed the supply line at each point and tried back flushing it with air, but it only helped for a few minutes.. allot of dark rusty water and junk came out each time i turned it back on. i think what i might have to do is hookup a hose to the pipe connection under the sink, open the main water valve back up and let it flush out the debris. i really dont have the time and money to replace all the old pipes right now.
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