Jayflight water heater causing water issues
Hey guys, not sure the best way to explain this, but after much troubleshooting I've found that after heating up water and taking a shower for example the water suddenly loses all pressure and the only thing i can attribute it to is the water heater, as one time i thought to turn off the water heater, and the water pressured back up like nothing was wrong. [then other times, after losing water (pressure?) i go turn off the heater, and the water doesnt return]
The trouble im having starts like this, say i've heated the water for several hours, im running a shower, the cold and hot water appear to be "fighting" for dominance, so much so that the shower head will usually only pump out cold water or hot, trying to get it "just right" causes the shower head to spurt and make all sorts of weird noises, then, if you leave it alone its fine, or choose a slightly colder or hotter setting,
but then, after say, 5 minutes of showering the water just loses all pressure. Sometimes, its less than that, sometimes i dont even have enough time to turn the shower on before it loses all pressure (water heater is still on) then i just leave the cold knob on and after 15-20 minutes i heard a loud "groan" and/or a repetitious sucking/thudding noise and water resumes to pump (both cold and hot)
then sometimes, i only heat the water for an hour or so, and everything is fine, im not certain yet if it happens after long stretches of heating or not whether that matters at all.
i think the hot water is being held up somewhere, i dont quite know how to explain it, and it just recently started happening.
Anyone ever had anything like this happen or know what this might be all about?