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Shower leaking cold water when switched on.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Obiwanquinnobi, 9 Jan 2018.

  1. Obiwanquinnobi

    Obiwanquinnobi

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    Hi again,

    So............ this new house of mine keeps turning up surprises by the day. The electric shower (cold water feed - Triton Trance 2nd Generation) is leaking cold water when its switched on. It's coming from the bottom of the unit.

    Any advice \ idea what it could be before I start poking around in there?

    Cheers in advance people?
     
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    Pressure relief valve kaput .
     
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    Ah!!!

    Wonder if I've broken this inadvertently when I've been turning the stop cock\inlet screw on and off whilst fixing the washers in the kitchen taps. The water pressure at the house is pretty strong - and I don't have a pressure regulator valve or gauge. I wonder if the flow\inlet valve was set optimally and I've turned it fully on - and as a result forcing too much pressure though and it's popped the PRV??!!
     
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    Doubt it ,usually goes when shower head has a build up of limescale and restricts the water getting out ,but it can go when a sudden rush of water pressure goes thru the shower.
     
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