Odd CH system problem


Postby dormermike » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:53 pm

On two occasions we've left our heating + hot water system switched off whilst going on holiday (a week each time) and on both times when the heating has been switched back on, the water tank (main one) has overflowed abrubtely... spitting the water out of the external overflow.

I'm just curious why this would happen? Is it normal?

Also we keep getting a air lock in the hot water tab in the kitchen which is furthest hot water tap from the hot water tank. The other hot water taps have no problem. Could this mean a leak or just poorly routed pipework to kitchen?

Thanks
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:08 pm

dormermike,
Try adjusting the ball valve in the CWT so the water level is lower.
Your kitchen tap could be drawing air into the pipework from the vent pipe. If you have an IV on the kitchen tap try restricting the flow from the tap by partly closing the IV.
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Postby dormermike » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:02 pm

Thanks - will try that

Whats an IV?
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Postby Dave From Leeds » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:56 am

[quote="dormermike"]Thanks - will try that

Whats an IV?[/quote]

An IV is an isolator valve.
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Postby dormermike » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:54 pm

OK Thanks

I've put a new ball valve on the water tank, and set it so the stored water level is lower.

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