This is my first post as a new user however I have read the FAQ section and I can’t find anything to specifically help with my problem.
So, I live in a two bedroom apartment on my own, the property is all electric. Recently I noticed my water tank was heating up then whilst doing so, the hot water was releasing only to replace with cold. I made contact with a plumber who advised the valve had gone, the measurement of the valve was no longer available and that I’d need to buy a new tank to fix the problem.
Although I was left confused and puzzled over the valve no longer being available, I went along with it and paid out for a new tank and installation.
Now, despite me contacting the plumber numerous times, I’m still convinced something else is wrong and I’d be grateful of any help from a member.
The problem is this. Since the installation of the new tank, on a full tank I only get one five minute shower before the water is freezing cold. Is this right?
I recently went into the programme timer thing and noticed the tank was heating from 02:00 - 07:00. I thought that’s a long time and wondered whether, again, if I was cooking the water in that it was releasing again during the heating cycle via this valve and replacing the hot water with cold.
I have since reduced the timer now to come on at 05:45 - 07:00, and programmed the boost for 07:00-07:30.
The water however, after five minutes in the shower and one washing up bowl is freezing again and I wondered if anyone can recommend anything?
Is this right? Should this type of tank only hold enough for this or is something else wrong? Any help would really be appreciated.
If anyone has any further questions please feel free to post and I’ll reply ASAP.
Ps. If I have posted in the wrong thread please accept my apologies.