Air Lock With Mixer Tap

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  1. Rosstitute

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    Hello

    I would appear to have an airlock in our ensuite cold water tap which runs off a tank in our attic

    We have one of those fancy mixer raps (imaged attached) and unsure as to how to clear it (most videos suggest the tap trick which we can't do with the tsp we have)

    Any suggestions?
     

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    Wet vac?
     
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    Hosepipe from garden tap?
     
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    Is that a high pressure tap on a gravity system? Good luck with any great flow coming out of it.

    Andy
     
  6. Is there any cold flow from that tap ?
    Is your hot water to that tap via a combi boiler ?

    Have the tap installation instructions been followed,if no instructions ask the supplying merchant for a pdf copy.

    Info always helps.
     
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    there is no flow at the moment, ive tried half opening the tap and have only managed to achieve a few drops of water into the toilet

    Correct, hot water comes from a combi boiler and is working fine

    installation was carried out by a qualified plumber at the time
     
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    given the style of tap, dont know how I can get a hose pipe to fit
     
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    Wet vac is the answer, (aprrox. £40 from wickes.)

    But your plumber should of left you with a working tap, why didn't he?

    Andy
     
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    plumber stated it was working when he left, albeit the flow wasnt great - i then returned home from work, ran the tap and nothing happened!
     
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    Call him back.

    Andy
     
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    I have - unfortunately he has went to ground so looking into my options
     
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    The flow wasn't great due it being the wrong tap for your system. If the plumber won't come around then you will have to get a wet vac and try from there.

    Why did you buy that style of tap? Were you asked what system you had or did you just buy it? Your plumber should of advised you when he saw it.

    Andy
     
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    Take the indice out of the tap, put the end of the hose inside and form a seal with your hands. You’ll need a helper to slowly turn the hose on whilst you have tap open to cold feed.

    A wet vac would be much better tho, and they are always useful to own ;)
     
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    I wouldn’t plumb in a combi for hot and leave cold on gravity - you’ve no balance.
    Cold should also be off main.
     
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    Hey, Andy... I’m outside a job, waiting for keys... what’s your excuse? :LOL::ROFLMAO:
     
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