Mira Shower in a New Build House Filters Keep Clogging up - Plumbers Advice Sought


Postby proptech » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:12 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Hope all goes well. If you ever find out what the gunk was, please let us know.
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Postby barkinglama » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:09 pm

was thinking of getting the gunk tested to find out what it is, any idea how I go about it? Where could I send it in the UK?
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Postby barkinglama » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:53 am

new filter 10 mins..jpg
new filter after 10 mins
new filter 10 mins..jpg (14.35 KiB) Viewed 325 times
filter 6 weeks.jpg
filter after 6 weeks
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Bought new filters and been in touch with the enviromental health at the council

Here's a couple of photos

Photo 1 is the filter from hot feed for 6 weeks of use

Photo 2 is a brand new filter after 10 mins

Anyone seen the like of this substance before

Both filters to be handed over to council for testing
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Postby plumbbob » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:57 pm

Is it possible to provide a link to higher quality images or close ups of the filter? These are so poor, it is impossible to see any detail.
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Postby barkinglama » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:43 pm

plumbbob wrote:Is it possible to provide a link to higher quality images or close ups of the filter? These are so poor, it is impossible to see any detail.


Had to edit photos for the forum

full size here

http://imgur.com/iuHaIMq

http://imgur.com/1t19IE0
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Postby barkinglama » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:52 pm

plumbbob wrote:Is it possible to provide a link to higher quality images or close ups of the filter? These are so poor, it is impossible to see any detail.


Had to edit photos for the forum

full size here

http://imgur.com/iuHaIMq

http://imgur.com/1t19IE0
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Postby plumbbob » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:30 am

Well, my first inclination was jointing compound but I'm not convinced that quantity would be in the cylinder. My second thought is foam insulation used during the tank manufacture which has somehow got inside the cylinder.

Maybe the most likely explanation is the compound used to help release the tank from the mould when it was pressed which wasn't cleaned off.

I would follow Proptec's advice and contact the cylinder manufacturer and ask their opinion.
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