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On-Demand Hot Water Not Working as Expected
We just purchased a house which has a Weil-McLain Gold Oil Series High-efficiency Oil-fired Boiler and a Weil-McLain WTGO Series 3 Oil-Fired Natural Draft Water Boiler. I believe these units were purchased in 2010 but we seem to be having hot water issues.
I'm accustomed to long, hot showers. In order to get the water hot, and have it stay that way for more than 10 minutes, I have to raise the thermostat on the house so that the boiler will fire and the water will stay hot. I've also found that I never have to touch the cold water valve at all. The tiniest tweak of the cold water valve will cause the water coming from the faucet to drop considerably in temperature. I have to open up the hot water ALL THE WAY in order to get a comfortable temperature.
The second issue we are having with our hot water is that we don't get any in the kitchen. I can open the hot water in the kitchen and it never even gets luke warm. In order to get hot water, I need to leave it running, run to the bathroom, open the hot water in the bathtub until piping hot, then turn off and go back to the kitchen. It'll stay hot as long as it stays open. If I turn the faucet over to cold or shut off and try again, I will be unable to get hot water.
What could be causing this issue? Is it a simple fix or will I have to call in a professional. I don't know if it makes a difference but we also have well water. Any help will be appreciated.