bits in my shower water


Postby lmcc » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:12 pm

When I turn my shower on and let it run there is sometimes peices in it about the no bigger than my fingernail size - slight brown tinge. when touched it feels a bit like wall paper paste. Anyone an ideas please.
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Postby htg engineer » Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:28 am

What type of shower do you have ? electric, combi thermostatic, tank fed mixer shower ?

Have you tried removing the hose and shower head, give them a good clean with hot soapy water, it could just be limescale from the shower head.
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Postby Rico » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:43 am

Imcc,

Just a dirty build up in shower head, Take apart and clean.

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Postby lmcc » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:55 pm

not just shower but occasionally from hot tap in bathroom. cold water supply seems clear.
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Postby lmcc » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:48 pm

I think my shower is a tank fed shower. the pipes from behind the shower go through the wall and up into the roof where there is a large water storage tank and a smaller one up slightly higher.
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Postby nitro23456 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:33 pm

sounds like crud in your header tank to me.
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Postby rosebery » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:37 pm

[quote="nitro23456"]sounds like crud in your header tank to me.[/quote]
Yes it does - but it shouldn't be getting out because unless it's seriously contaminated that suggests that the tank is insufficiently sized!!!

What size is it? Has it got a lid on?

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