I've got a strange issue with my bathroom tap! As you turn it on, everything
behaves as expected... BUT when you start turning it off the water starts
pulsing and the pipes go bonkers! What should I be looking at to resolve
this? Unfortunately all the house (almost) is running directly off the main
pressure in pipe (Don't know why, obviously installed by an idiot!) so at
some stage I will have to divert the mains in straight to the tank and bring
a pipe down to complete the circuit again but is there a fix for this. Been
okay for a couple of years only just started this lark :(
TIA - Mat
the main pressure in pipe (Don't know why, obviously installed by an idiot!)
Assuming you mean the cold water is run off the main or is the hot water
running of the main via a combi boiler or the likes?.
You say "obviously installed by an idiot"?, in this case our country is full
of idiots including me as my cold water & hot water (via a combi boiler) run
direct of the mains!
As to your problem, could be your system has an 'air lock' or you may have
to gag the main stop cock because of too much pressure?.
Bet you didn't gripe while it was running of the main for those years, so
something has changed or happened to cause the problem or has some 'idiot
Sorry if I offended you, was not my intent. But it's taken me 4 years to
sort out all the other bodge jobs in this place as well :( Also forgive my
presumption about the cold water system, I've never seen it done this way
before, but it does cause other issues, like with my power shower etc. (In
fact I'm not even sure if ANYthing works of the cold water tank pressure!!)
Nope nothing has been changed or fiddled with by an idiot... it just started
happening, so I'll look at the tap washer / lime scale (which is an issue as
I had to change the taps last year due to the hot one being unsalvageable)
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