Banging Pipes for Bathroom Sink Taps - What Could be the Cause?


Postby TracyJane1 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:50 pm

Hi

My bathroom sink taps have the following issues:

Cold tap

When the tap is first turned on there is a lot of what seems like built up pressure and the water comes out too fast.

Hot tap

Starts off ok but gradually starts to whine then turns into a rhythmic banging. It stops if I turn the tap on full pelt.

Please help!
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Postby proptech » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:10 pm

Hi TracyJane1

Cold tap problem sounds like there's a 'dead leg' somewhere on the system containing air. As far as the hot is concerned, please give us some more info as to what system you have , and how your water is heated.
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Postby TracyJane1 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:51 pm

Thanks for replying Proptech

Direct water system/combi boiler I believe
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Postby proptech » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:19 am

In that case, the hot tap probably has a loose washer, or worn mechanism. Not much more I can say without more details of the problems.
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Postby TracyJane1 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:28 am

Extra info:
I've noticed that the flow of water on the hot tap slows by itself after about 20 seconds and that's when the banging starts.. Turn the tap up full and it stops
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Postby proptech » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:46 pm

yes, that's a tap fault.
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