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I'm writing this in the hopes that someone out there might have a little bit of an idea about what's going on. We live out in the country and have well water. In the fall of 2007, the water pump was replaced. Things have gone fine until about a month ago. Out of the middle of nowhere, we lost about 80% of the water pressure to the hot water only, cold water pressure is perfectly fine. This happens in every area of the house, even the bathroom that is right next to the hot water heater and the other bathroom that is directly above the water pump. It never varies, it's always the same.
Our landlord has said more than once that when the weather gets warmer, he'll come down and see what can be figured out. See, the house has a crawl space and not a basement and access is only from outside of the house and apparently he doesn't want to get cold working down there (rolling my eyes here). My hubby has torn the hot water heater apart, checking everything that could possibly be clogged or broken, and everything checked out fine. He has also opened up the valve on the bottom of the hot water heater and drained it. We've also went down into the crawl space and checked the pump and it's perfectly fine, since the cold water is good, we figured it would be. But nothing we have done has made it any better, if anything it's getting worse.
While I understand that our landlord is legally responsible for fixing this, I'm honestly tired of waiting and getting fed up. If anyone has any tips I'd really appreciate them. Short of replacing the lines, we don't know what else to do at this point. Thanks in advance for any help or tips!