On 28 Dec 2006 05:42:32 -0800, "Londoncityslicker"
|Christmas must be the worst time to have a heating/plumbing problem.
|But I have one.
|My hot water cylinder seems to have overflowed.
|With water trickling out from the hole where the imersion element is.
|I didn't notice it until last night as it's in an airing cupboard.
|it looks like it may have been doing this for quite some time as the
|floor is wet through and there is mildew growing on the surface.
Wrap a bit of rag or old towel round the leak, to absorb the water, so that
it does no more damage and wait till after the holidays, to cure it.
|I would expect a heating engineer to be able to tighten the nut on the
|imersion element and hence solve the problem
The sheds sell special immersion heater spanners for this job. price is a
lot less than call out charges.
|But should the hot water cylinder overflow right to the top anyhow?
Hot water cylinders are *always*
completely full of water, so if a hole
develops anywhere it leaks.
|Any ideas why this may have suddenly occured.
|As it is Christmas the heating has been on for most of the day.
|And as we have guest we are using much more hot water.
Probably irrelevant, you say it has mildew so it started a long time ago.
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