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Noisy water pipes.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Rdl, 13 Apr 2014.

  1. Rdl

    Rdl

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    Hi.
    When we run a bath for over appx 4 mins (hot tap), we get a roaring noise through the pipes. This only stops when we turn on the cold tap half on for a few secs on the bath or anywhere else upstairs. We have purged the hot pipes from the cold by looping the washing machine pipes downstairs and giving them a run a few times for 30 secs hoping to get rid of an airlock back to the tank, with no luck. Could this be a sticking ballcock in the loft tank? :(
     
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    More than likely you will need to replace the ball valve in the cold water storage cistern.
     
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    Thanks for the message.Will give it a try. Are most a universal fitment nowadays, not too bad to change?
     
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    screwfix,product code 27627 £7:49.
    Should be straight forward but you never know :)
     
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    Just needs a part 2 ball valve washer. 10p.
     
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