Minor annoying niggle - the hot water tank doesn't appear to refill
completely, and over a period of time leads to sputtering hot tap, reduced
flow and complaints from the Trouble 'n Strife that "the 'ot waters playin
up again!" because the bath takes an age to fill.
A quick-fix is to feed-back some mains cold into the hot system via my hand
over the outlet of the kitchen mixer tap. Keeps her quiet for a week or
two - until the problem comes back.
I have also on one occasion, done the same via the washing machine feeds,
thinking "this'll sort the b#*tard out good 'n proper". Nearly twenty
minutes later with the tank finally full, the overflow was gushing. It was
sorted - for about a month when once again I got "the 'ot waters playin up
The rest of the CH & HW works ok, according to the demands of the family;
the rads are all hot, there is no sludge in the system as far as I can
ascertain, the pump and boiler all work on que and the supply valve has only
just been replaced. The majority of the system is less than 10 years old,
with the boiler going into the loft to replace the archaic Potterton that
used to have pride of place in two thirds of the kitchen.
Before resorting to professional help, I would just like to know if there is
anything else I can possibly do about this myself? Any ideas? Anyone??
TIA for anything forthcoming.