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Hot water leak and bloackage
Discuss Hot water leak and bloackage in the Plumbing Forum at Plumbers Forums; The oil AGA was not heating the water in the indirect hot water cyl (which I replaced on Wednesday), the feed pipe was barely warm.
The AGA engineer suggested tieing ...
Just a thought do you have an air lock in your hot water feed to taps causing poor flow, blow mains cold back through hot via H/Ctaps, kitchen mixer to clear air lock.
does your cws tank also feed WC,s and cold taps hence why empty. Im pretty sure if my cold water tank emptied over a 5 hour period I would have noticed a drip some where.
Are your aga primaries to the cylinder gravity fed? if so you are probably air locked and need to bleed them out to get a flow going and do so pretty dam quick..Also you may want to turn off the aga if you are filling the primaries as it cant help if you are trying to prevent are locks introducing cold water into a rather hot heat exchanger. this may not have happened but I dont know the full story, only thinking of the worst points that come to mind.
Last edited by oldplumber; 12-02-2010 at 11:24 PM.
Thanks Oldplumber for your comments they are appreciated.
By fault finding the leak was under the quarry tiles in the shower room.
The structure of the floor from the top is:
1. Quarry tiles (Ruabon)
There is a wide section of DPC that the pipes are laid onto by the wall.
The copper pipes are wrapped in poly and hessian wrap round sleeve which I will replace with what ever the merchants recommend when I phone them tomorrow.
Got to wait for the area to dry out fully before I re concrete.