I've just moved into a house about 30 years old. There was building going
on outside so they had to cut the water supply. When the water was
eventually turned back on i could hear the water filling the tanks in the
attic, great. I gat up this morning and all the cold taps have running
water but the all the hot taps do not, also my electric shower does not
work. Has anybody know what's going on or the steps to finding out the
source of the problem.
Probably an airlock. Solution depends on the layout of your system, but
often involves connecting your mains pressure cold supply to the offending
section by fair means or foul.
In the event that you have gravity hot water and mains cold water to a
kitchen mixer tap, you can place some sort of rubber or soft plastic pad
over the spout and hold it on tight with a tea towel. You then turn the hot
on full and give a five second blast of the cold, pulling on the towel hard
enough to not turn the kitchen into a swimming pool. Success depends on the
shape of the spout and the layout of your hot water system.
If they've not worked since you moved there, it could be *anything*.
Airlock, a stopcock turned off, broken pipes or even just plain not
You're not giving us much to go on. If you can't spot the problem
yourself, you're going to need somebody to look at it for you.
Simon Avery, Dartmoor, UK
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