Air lock?

15 Jul 2005
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I drained my cold water tank to clear out some of the rubbish at the bottom. Now I am only getting a dribble from my cold water tap in the bath.

Looking at other posts I guess it must be an air lock. The advice I have found say to clear it using mains pressure. My problem is that the tap in the bath is a mixer tap, how can I attach a hose to it?

Is there any other way to clear the air lock?

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Ok looked at those problem is my tap is too wide. Its 37 mm wide and the multi tap adapter is only 34 mm wide.

Any other ideas?

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get a hose connected to the main use a normal rubber tap connector

open the mains cold tap with the hose in the bath

open the cold tap on the mixer push the connector on the tap with a rag round it

it will leak a bit but only in the bath shouldnt need that much pressure
Ok I managed to find a way. In case anybody else has the same problem this is what I did.

The mixer tap had a plastic screw in spout (if you see what I mean!). Fortunately the screw size was exactly the same as the hozelock screw in adapter so I just screwed it in.

All is now fine. Thanks for your efforts.


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