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No water through Bathroom cold taps

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kjt

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:40 am Reply with quote

After turning the cold water supply off to drain the hot and the cold system due to a hot bath tap which would not turn off. after restoring the cold water supply there was no cold water coming through the bathroom taps. The kitchen cold tap was okay with full pressure.
There is not even a noise that you would associate with an air lock of some description.
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BazThePipeman

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:29 pm Reply with quote

Do your bathroom cold taps connect to a pipe that runs to a cold water storage tank ?

Have you re-opened all valves on this connecting pipe ?

If its just this length from which no cold water is running yet other cold taps from the storage tank work then it sounds like you've got a blockage in this length somewhere. Probably some filth from the bottom of the tank.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:41 pm Reply with quote

Or an airlock
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:46 pm Reply with quote

If you have a hose pipe & can get the hose to the tank, then put the house pipe in the tank into the outflow of the cold, turn on the hose & you should sort it. If that is not possible then wait & you will get more ideas.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:29 pm Reply with quote

Diyisfun wrote:
If you have a hose pipe & can get the hose to the tank, then put the house pipe in the tank into the outflow of the cold, turn on the hose & you should sort it.

Oh yes - you see plumbers dong that all the time. icon_wink.gif
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Diyisfun

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:38 pm Reply with quote

Softus..I dont claim to be a plumber, as a diyer I know it works. If you read my post it did say wait for other ideas. SO WHERE ARE YOURS.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:16 pm Reply with quote

Diyisfun wrote:
Softus..I dont claim to be a plumber, as a diyer I know it works.

I didn't say that it wouldn't work.

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SO WHERE ARE YOURS.

Littered all over the forum.
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Hudd3

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:25 pm Reply with quote

Sounds like an airlock.... could try blowing back up the tap or connect the hot and cold taps turning both on and see what happens.

For info,plumbers will try anything once .... as long as the airlock will clear
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:51 pm Reply with quote

Softus wrote:
Diyisfun wrote:
Softus..I dont claim to be a plumber, as a diyer I know it works.

I didn't say that it wouldn't work.

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SO WHERE ARE YOURS.

Littered all over the forum.


So why not help & give a link.
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Hudd3

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:06 pm Reply with quote

give a link to where? .... have I missed something?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:40 am Reply with quote

Hudd3 wrote:
give a link to where? .... have I missed something?


Softus could find 1 if the many posts he is refering & point you to it. You never know maybe he will, I think we got him on an off day. icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:11 am Reply with quote

Two words - wet vac.

And if you don't have a wet vac, use a dry one with the vaccus interruptus method. icon_wink.gif
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