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    F & E tank ( the saga continues )

    hi mrs rgbd here.dont know about washer failure when ballcock tied up to forcefully. but will let you know about force required to his arm to prevent rgbd playing with the ch/hw in the future :twisted: old tank still here thought id keep it for future use !!!!!!!!!!!! recycled coffin anyone :evil:
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    F & E tank ( the saga continues )

    hi there long suffering wife here. yip the old hot tank was probably fine. just as well hes gone offshore to avoid my wrath and earn some money to cover the unnesessary outay
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    F & E tank ( the saga continues )

    Eureka.. Thanks for all the help guys but you all failed to mention the first step of troubleshooting....THROW THE WIFE & KIDS OUT OF THE HOUSE :lol: While retesting my system yesterday I went back into the loft after turning the mains back on and heard a faint hissing noise which I hadn't...
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    F & E tank ( the saga continues )

    Softus....... Haven't been able to do anything with the heating today as she who must be obeyed has had the washing machine on all day and had me busy painting & puting up new light fittings. Will try your idea about opening the gate valves tomorrow but I can't open all 3 because 1 of them...
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    F & E tank ( the saga continues )

    Softus... Thanks for the input :) can never have too much information , Re the shower valve . I have a power shower with the pump situated in the loft below the level of the CWS and F&E. the pump is cold fed from the bottom of the CWS and the hot feed comes from the side of the HW Cyl approx...
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    F & E tank ( the saga continues )

    Too late in the day for messing about with the pipes. To be 100% sure I will close stopcock and disconnect the pipework there tomorrow.... :) Cheers Corgiman , keep up the good work..RGBD. PS . wanna buy a house with a magic water supply :?: :lol:
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    F & E tank ( the saga continues )

    have just checked the stopcock and it is working fine.
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    F & E tank ( the saga continues )

    Isolated the mains at a stopcock which is under the sink in the downstairs WC . Just thought , under the floor in that WC there is a drain point with 3 seperate gate valves that all go into the same drain pipe which leads out through the side of the house at ground level. The gate valves are...
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    F & E tank ( the saga continues )

    Corgiman.... just had a thought , when I turned the mains off I didn't open any taps so the pressure would still be present in the pipework . :oops: Can't think of anything in the house that uses mains CW and HW for them to cross through :? Cheers RGBD
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    F & E tank ( the saga continues )

    Corgiman..... Promise not to LYAO it's an IDEAL ELAN 2. :roll: I know you all slag ideal but I diddn't choose it , it was put in when the house was built , the whole street has them.
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    F & E tank ( the saga continues )

    Good evening Gents , following on from last nights thread here is the outcome of todays messing about with the pipes......... Drained the CW tank in the loft , drained the HW cyl through the drain point at the bottom , drained the F & E tank to approx 1" above the feed for the CH. Left the...
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    rising water in F & E tank, rising blood pressure too

    Corgiman.... That sounds like a sensible thing to do. I assume that if the coil is holed that the water in the F&E tank would disappear into the system as it would leak into the HW cyl. Wife thinks you are in fact corgiwoman :lol: as that idea is so sensible. :wink:
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    rising water in F & E tank, rising blood pressure too

    corgiman .... the wife is now LHAO as she got it straight away ( she still has the hump about the heating prob though ) :lol: :oops:
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    rising water in F & E tank, rising blood pressure too

    Wot does LMAO mean :?: I am sitting here laughing at your sarcasm ( my sense of humour too )
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    rising water in F & E tank, rising blood pressure too

    Jamie... I take it you mean the stop cock on the mains that feeds the CW tank ? I will go into the loft tonight and try that and leave it overnight ( so there will be no chance of anyone using any water ) and measure them in the morning. Problem started approx 3 weeks ago ( I have a BG...
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    rising water in F & E tank, rising blood pressure too

    I understand what you are saying but a bit loathed to do it as the connections to the coil are awkward to get at and the lower connection is a b****r as you have to remove a small length of pipe to get it out. I don't fancy trying to get that back in place in a hurry if gallons of water are...
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    rising water in F & E tank, rising blood pressure too

    Are you saying that water from the heating system would flow out of the coil and into the HW cyl ? If this was the case the HW would be discoloured ( it isn't) and the water would also travel back up the HW Cyl feed pipe into the CW tank ( it isn't ) If I removed the pipework from the coil...
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    rising water in F & E tank, rising blood pressure too

    Joebloggs.... Sorry , I forgot to say that when I drained the HW Cyl I noticed that the valve on the feed pipe from the CW tank to the HW Cyl was passing so I turned the CW mains coming into the house off and drained both the HW & CW tanks. The water level in the CW tank is normally above the...
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    rising water in F & E tank, rising blood pressure too

    Corgiman... The overflow from the CW tank runs straight through the loft and through the wall under the eaves. Keep thinking though !! Expertboy...... I did put the zone valve to manual when I was filling the system but I put it back onto Auto. Haven't tried monitoring the water level with...
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    rising water in F & E tank, rising blood pressure too

    joebloggs... When original HW Cyl was insitu the water was flowing into the F&E tank when the CH & HW were switched off. :( When the replacement HW Cyl was insitu the water was flowing into the CW tank and the F&E tank had water continually running from the filling valve and continually...
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