Hot bath tap misbehaving


Postby mao1 » Wed May 09, 2007 12:27 pm

I get hot water from the downstairs kitchen tap, bathroom sink tap and shower, but not from the bath hot tap....!!!

It runs for a few seconds then dries up.

It seems to coincide with my combi boiler being serviced and /or us being away for nearly 3 weeks.

Is this a problem with tap itself and is just a coincidence?

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Postby thedoctor2 » Wed May 09, 2007 2:56 pm

Hi
I suspect it's just your washer sticking , you could look at our Projects in the PLUMBING SECTION changing washers . its quite an easy job it its a standard tap , hope this has been of some help to u there .
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Postby mao1 » Thu May 10, 2007 12:21 pm

thedoctor2 wrote:Hi
I suspect it's just your washer sticking , you could look at our Projects in the PLUMBING SECTION changing washers . its quite an easy job it its a standard tap , hope this has been of some help to u there .


Thanks

The water runs for a while then stops or trickles, is this likey to be a washer sticking?

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Postby mao1 » Mon May 14, 2007 12:36 pm

Before I dive in and tear taps apart is it the general consensus that the washer is the problem?

Just seems coincidental it happened after a boiler srvice.......!

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Postby Arnak » Tue May 15, 2007 9:31 am

Hi,

An easy way to test it is to turn the tap fully on then remove the tap top, now slowly and carefully undo the tap body slightly, thus raising the the whole of the tap body with the washer.

If the washer or the spindle is sticking then the water will resume it's full flow.

Do not turn it too far as the body could come off and let the water out of the top of the tap, just slightly should be enough to test it.

[b]Be very careful especially if the water is very hot[/b]

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Postby mao1 » Tue May 15, 2007 12:56 pm

Many thanks, I will give that a try!
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