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Trouble with hot water tap

Postby tezmac0 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:56 pm

Hi all, when i switch on the hot water tap water flows normaly till the water warmts, then the tap slows without toutching it so much that the boiler shut off and the water runs cold. I asume it's the tap inners, if so can you buy spares . The tap is just a standard type of tap, your help please
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Postby plumbbob » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:26 pm

This is far from an unusual occurrence. Try replacing the washer. It is simply caused by the internal parts of the tap expanding in the hot water. You may possibly find you cannot cure it.
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