Hot Water running slowly or not at all

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by bigblackdog, 16 Jul 2010.

  1. bigblackdog

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    Hoping for a solution to this problem I have:

    My hot water has started to flow very slowly from all the taps in the house.
    The problem is worse upstairs where if I run the bath tap the other tap on the bathroom sink does not run at all.....yet when I turn the bath tap off a slow flow resumes from the sink :confused:
    Downstairs taps do run in tandem but not with any enthusiasm.

    I have tried to run the system through but this has not improved matters.

    Any advice on this matter will be greatly appreciated..... thanks in anticipation.
     
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    if cold works then its proably problem with plate heat ex
    but what boiler do you have
     
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    it's a Glow Worm Energy saver... was fitted with the house when new 10 years ago... no problems (until now?)
     
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    Is this a combi boiler or do you have a cylinder in an airing cupboard as there was more than one model of that boiler ?
     
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    we have a hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard..(upstairs)
     
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    do you store thing in their or kids have access
     
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    just a few towels & bits/pieces.... no kids around these days
     
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    okay when you run the hot water can you here the cylinder filling up
    if not the problems cwsc
    if so then problem is proably with one of the valves
     
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    water is running into the tank when taps are turned on.. any advice on valves etc ?
     
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    Get up into your loft. have a look at your cystern... see if there are any slight blockages in the feed
     
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