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nathy_87
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   16th Oct 10 at 14:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Anyone shed some light on this please? Missus had a bath, last night everything was fine, i.e hot water for bath,washing up afterwards etc. and also turned heating on so it came on this morning (not sure if that has anything to do with it?). Came to turn hot water on for a wash but we're only getting warm water, even left it for a while but nothing?

IIRC she has a square galvanised tank in the loft and another tank in the 'airing cupboard'. Tried a new fuse which didn't help the matter and I'm no good with stuff like this.

Can get photos if needed.

Thank you.
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The tank in the airing cupbard will be the hot water cylinder.

How many tanks in the loft? Is the the central heating gas?

If its not gas, the water will be heated by immersion and this may have failed.
nathy_87
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Just one tank in the loft if memory serves me right. And It's electric heating not gas.
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Could be no power to the heating element, heating element might need replcacing, might be the thermostat on the side of the hot water cylinder, the heater may have tripped out and just needs resetting.

You said you changed the fuse - what was this for and was the old one blown?

nathy_87
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Well it looked like for the timer if some sort, want a picture?
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u2u MattK?
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usually the cylinder in the airing cupboard has an imersion heater which you can switch on via a switched spur, that should get you by for a day or two for showers etc (but its not cheap to leave on for too long).

Is the boiler pilot light on?
Whats the system pressure? If its less than 1 bar, switch the boiler off, up the pressure (to say 2.2 bar) and switch the boiler back on.
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quote:
Originally posted by Bart
usually the cylinder in the airing cupboard has an imersion heater which you can switch on via a switched spur, that should get you by for a day or two for showers etc (but its not cheap to leave on for too long).

Is the boiler pilot light on?
Whats the system pressure? If its less than 1 bar, switch the boiler off, up the pressure (to say 2.2 bar) and switch the boiler back on.


He said its elec heating not gas mate
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Does it have a boost? Try that and see if it produces hot water.

If it's only producing luke warm water i'd say the thermostat has gone, if it was producing no hot water it'd be the element. Neither are particularly expensive jobs but you'll need a plumber, not all electricians are happy touching them.
nathy_87
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Well found out that the wires on the timer had melted, and exploded inside, lucky to be alive tbh. Engineer is going to fit new one next week so at the moment we've got hot water 24/7. So something simple and I didn't spot it.
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quote:
Originally posted by 5dr corsa-3dr_polo
lucky to be alive tbh


nathy_87
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What you at?

The engineer sid if there was a towel or something hanging over the edge, then would fo set on fire and BOOM.

Glad you find it funny.

 
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