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ecafisac

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:25 am Reply with quote

Hi,the hot water tap in my bathroom sink has poor flow where water dribbles out. The cold tap is fine. I was wondering if there is some way I can adjust the flow?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:30 am Reply with quote

system is ??????
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ecafisac

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:36 am Reply with quote

sorry, not sure what you mean.

What are the types of system?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:37 am Reply with quote

open vented
mains pressure
combi
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:38 am Reply with quote

mains pressure....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:40 am Reply with quote

check there isn't an isolation valve on the pipework

dismantle the tap icon_wink.gif
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ecafisac

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:44 am Reply with quote

What would an Isolation Valve look like? If there is one, how would I adjust it? ( is it a screw?)

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:48 am Reply with quote



this is closed you turn the screw 1/4 turn to open it
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ecafisac

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:55 am Reply with quote

The link below shows my setup ( image 6 )



http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/templates/contentlookup.jsp?content=/bq_advice/common/howtos/fitbath/main05.jsp
Would the isolation valve be on the flexible pipes under the sink?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:59 am Reply with quote

Did it work ok & has now slowed, or was it ALWAYS poor flow

If it was ok, have you done or had done any work to the system
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ecafisac

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:06 am Reply with quote

Diyisfun wrote:
Did it work ok & has now slowed, or was it ALWAYS poor flow

If it was ok, have you done or had done any work to the system


Well we moved in about two months ago and it has always been like this. All other hot taps ( in the bath, kitchen ) seem to be okay. As I mentioned even the cold tap is working.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:28 am Reply with quote

Can I take you back to this ? by kev
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open vented
mains pressure
combi


You have a hot water cylinder of some sort then but do you also have any other tanks in the loft or cupboard perhaps?

Just trying to determine if it is indeed mains pressure you have for your hot tap as unvented or heatstore systems arent that common
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ecafisac

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:42 am Reply with quote

There is a cyclinder in an airing cupboard in the bathroom....
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Gasman1015

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:54 pm Reply with quote

Tap valve requires stripping down and lubricating.
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