View single post by LikesHotWater
 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2019 05:50 pm
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Joined: Thu Jan 24th, 2019
Location: California USA
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Hi Larry,

No, I didn't try with no dip tube.

I drilled an additional 8 holes, to 15 total. This effort did not improve flow.

I need to see what a factory fresh dip tube looks like. Mine measures a hair over a half inch in diameter. Has it shrunk? How big should the holes be? Maybe cut off the curved section of tube and let the water flow straight to the bottom?

Seems to me that 7 small holes are not adequate to pass 65 pounds of pressure...but the heater worked great for the first 5 years.