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Reoccurring slow flow / airlock to cold tap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by wrightsonm, 21 Jul 2020.

  1. wrightsonm

    wrightsonm

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    Ha thanks yeah, though my weekend is fully booked already so it may take a bit of time to get around to sorting it. I have about 3 weeks before the water flow gets slow again.

    Im in 2 minds about also fitting a drain cock while im at it so i can "bleed" the system without detaching the shower pump. Though it is fixing the symptom rather than the cause....
     
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    Was thinking about suggesting that- v easy, pushfit T, bit of tube, washing machine outlet & job jobbed- but better to fix the problem :)
     
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    Its been 4-6 weeks since I did some work on this and the problem appears to have ceased.
    Solution apears to be:

    1. replace old leaky gate valve with a pegler 22m ball valve
    2. fit a new cistern valve since the upstairs toilet as it was taking a huge amount of time to refill. not sure if it was related to the original problem....!

    I didn't get around to re-piping the shower directly from the tank mainly because it was too hot in the loft (too hot everywhere) to entertain the idea!

    Thanks for those who offered advice.
     
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