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Cold tap in upstairs bathroom flow problem

Postby pete1412009 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:54 pm

Hi all,

I'm having an issue with the cold tap in my upstairs bathroom. There is barely a trickle of water coming out, while the hot water tap is running fine. I'm not having any problems with any other cold taps in my house.

A Google search suggests that there may be an airlock in the system.

I have attached a picture of the type of tap that I have.

Is there anything I can do to try and rectify this issue myself before getting a plumber involved? I am a total novice when it comes to these things.

Many thanks in advance!
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:55 pm

Hi Pete1412009
Easiest way to clear the problem if it is an airlock is to use a wet vac to suck out of the tap when the cold is on full.
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