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Shower head Issues

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by johnberman, 26 Feb 2014.

  1. johnberman

    johnberman

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    Hi

    I will try and keep this simple, just moved into new house, the bath has a mixer so a cold tap and hot tap with a single spout, it works fine and pressure seems ok.

    It has a shower attachment, so I have a new house and head which I connected.

    So I turn on the taps and get the right temperature and then lift the plunger that’s on top of the main taps and the water comes out the shower head, and its freezing almost like there is no hot water, so if I turn off the cold and then let the hot come through and then turn on the cold just a tiny bit I get a decent temp out the shower head but its not fast if that makes sense.

    Any pointers appreciated

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    John Berman
     
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    Do you have gravity hot water? If you do it sounds like the cold is being fed from the mains giving you uneven pressures.
     
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  4. johnberman

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    Not sure, there is a boiler downstairs which seem to be for central heating.

    In an upstairs bedroom (same level as the bathroom) is an immersion heater

    Then in the attic there is a rather large tank (not looked inside) but I see a pipe from that to a small tank

    If your correct about the uneven pressure is there a solution ?


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    Ideally your cold supply should be taken from the large tank in the loft.
    If you have an isolation valve on the cold supply to the tap you could try turning that down a little first.
    The way it's been plumbed means you should also have check valves on both supplies aswell.
     
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