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hot water pressure in kitchen bad/bathroom fine? what to do?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by cwyn, 22 Mar 2012.

  1. cwyn

    cwyn

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    I have a hot water copper tank in my ground floor bungalow airing cupboard and a worcester greenstar boiler in the kitchen (not combi)

    The problem I have is since buying this place 2 years ago is the extremely slow running and low pressure from just the kitchen tap. Even without a tap fitted to the sink the hot flow is the same and I'm almost convinced the mains cold is not as good as it could be.

    The cylinder/tank is 2 meters away from the bath / bathroom sink taps and is fine in flow and getting up to temp, very hot is 15 seconds max . The kitchen tap is 10 meters away and it takes at least 2 mins to get hot and the flow is laughable. The kitchen sink is in an extension built years ago and following the route the galvanised cylinder/heater pipe goes into the concrete floor and appears under the kitchen sink as a flexible plastic pipe.

    I still have not laid the tiles in the kitchen so what's the answer?

    Dig up the floor from the tank to the sink to lay new pipes?

    Clean out the pipes- is this possible?

    A pump? what would I need?

    ANY advice would be VERY appreciated, this is doing my head in?

    Thanks
     
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  3. LUNAT

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    HI

    pressure is always issue with these systems.you might need 22mm pipe all the way.i think old pipework has too many bends/elbows.
     
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    Raising the feed tank will help a little but a pump will be the only full satisfaction solution.

    Tony
     
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    Before you do anything have you check the spout of the tap to make sure it's not clogged?
     
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    Why start another thread on the same topic :rolleyes:
     
  7. cwyn

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    because no one answered my first one :)
     
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    looks like they did, I know I did. :rolleyes:

    Of course I haven't a clue what I'm talking about so just as well to ignore it. :LOL:
     
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