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hot water cylinder

Postby mcnallys » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:01 pm

I have a coil indirect cylinder, gettiing dirt, dust and unknown particles through taps anyone any reasons for this and a solution please.
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Postby Dave From Leeds » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:03 pm

Check the cold water storage tank in the loft (or certainly somewhere higher than the hot water cylinder). It may be that debris has come through from this tank, especially if you've drawn off a lot of hot water in a short time. If you do find a lot of debris in the tank, turn off your main stopcock, then open a hot water tap and run it until it stops. The cold water storage tank will then be empty so that you can clean it out.
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Postby htg engineer » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:45 pm

Also check the tank in the loft has a lid on - and that there's no insulation etc in the water.

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