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Indirect Cold Water Blockage

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by MillwardPlumbing, 20 Jul 2020.

  1. MillwardPlumbing

    MillwardPlumbing

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    Hi, So I was called out to a customers house today, they were complaining of no water to their bathroom cold taps, after some investigation I found a mouse lodged in the cold pipe that feeds the bathroom from the tank.
    I removed the mouse and found its head was missing presumably sucked further down the pipe, I tried emptying the system and running a hose to the bath tap and pushing water back through to the tank to remove the blockage(it was a bungalow so no worry about the header tank pressure being more than the mains which was coming in at 3.5 bar) but nothing would go through.

    What else can I try?
     
  2. sircerebus666

    sircerebus666

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    I would guess it's got stuck at the first bend after the tank , so I would cut out the bend and have a mooch

    And then recommend your customer gets a lid for the tank , mouse traps/poision and finds out where they are coming in so no more mice can have a bath!
     
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  4. Ian H

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    Leave some cheese out overnight :LOL:
     
  5. bernardgreen

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    If that "nothing" included water then maybe there is a non return valve preventing a backward flow / flush in the pipework.

    If the hose can reach the tank and fit into the the cold pipe that feeds the bathroom you could try a forward flush of the pipe. It might work.
     
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  7. jaymin

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    jet wash turn it down to min pressure and build it up, leave bath tap open to flush it out
     
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