Upstairs water pressure

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Danio, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Danio

    Danio New Member

    The water pressure in my bathroom seems to have considerably dropped recently. The mains fed pressure downstairs seems normally. Anybody got any ideas why?
     
  2. Danio

    Danio New Member

    forgot to specify that this is on the cold water only.
     
  3. Tony Soprano

    Tony Soprano New Member

    The water upstairs may be tank fed and there could be blockage,The water at the kitchen sink is Mains fed ie potable water,thus not effected.

    we need a little more information to help you diagnose the problem.
     
  4. Danio

    Danio New Member

    Sorry. The upstairs water is fed from a tank in the loft. So it's the cold taps bath and basin and the toilet refill that are affected. The downstairs (that's ok) is mains fed.

    Any further info required?
     
  5. ripitout

    ripitout New Member

    Sorry. The upstairs water is fed from a tank in the
    loft. So it's the cold taps bath and basin and the
    toilet refill that are affected. The downstairs
    (that's ok) is mains fed.

    Any further info required?

    no further info required the answer is simple,after you have brushed your teeth tomorrow, go and retrieve the rotting rodent from your cwsc. :(
     
  6. doing a bit

    doing a bit New Member

    if the pressure is low it could be a blocked outlet from the tank or a blocked inlet with the ball cock, could be muck through mains behind cone in ball cock, if its filling slowly, go in loft and check tank. also as rip it out says start brushing your teeth downstairs !
     
  7. rome60

    rome60 New Member

    Also check the valve on the low pressure cold supply to the bathroom make sure it is fully open.As said if the tank is not sealed with a proper lid plus screened overflow don"t Swallow any water.;)
     
  8. Danio

    Danio New Member

    Just cheched in the loft and unfortunately no dead mouse in the tank. the ball** seems to be working ok and the tank is about 3/4 full.
    The basin tap is no longer running, the bath is running but slowly same with the toilet refilling.
    Anybody got any further ideas?
     
  9. rome60

    rome60 New Member

    If the pipe is coming out of the side of tank & not directly off the bottom,check the pipe is not running up before dropping to the bathroom. This can cause partial air lock restricting full flowrate.Had the tank been drained previous to this happening,because it is seems a blockage is the problem.You say the flow is good from the ball tap & is maintaining the water level.If you are capable remove the balltap & connect short hose & push it into the tank connector,open cold taps in bathroom & give it a blast with mains water.Other than that get a plumber in.;)
     
  10. ripitout

    ripitout New Member

    Just cheched in the loft and unfortunately no dead
    mouse in the tank. the ball** seems to be working
    ok and the tank is about 3/4 full.
    The basin tap is no longer running, the bath is
    running but slowly same with the toilet refilling.
    Anybody got any further ideas?

    try a wet vacuum cleaner on a opened cold bath tap.
     
  11. doing a bit

    doing a bit New Member

    sounds like air in pipe, could have nearly drained tank without realising and air has got in. could be if ball co*k is over outlet as aeration occurs when water drops into tank . outlets should always be away from inlet to stop this
     
  12. Mr Ian

    Mr Ian New Member

    Has gravity been upgraded to the new version? ;)
     
  13. freud12

    freud12 New Member

    Just cheched in the loft and unfortunately no dead
    mouse in the tank. the ball** seems to be
    working
    ok and the tank is about 3/4 full.
    The basin tap is no longer running, the bath is
    running but slowly same with the toilet refilling.
    Anybody got any further ideas?

    try a wet vacuum cleaner on a opened cold bath tap.

    Yeah, right!!!!
     
  14. King Drip

    King Drip New Member

    what do you mean yeah right???
     
  15. freud12

    freud12 New Member

    no further info required the answer is simple,after
    you have brushed your teeth tomorrow, go and retrieve
    the rotting rodent from your cwsc. :(

    I suppose it takes one rodent to know another!
     
  16. ripitout

    ripitout New Member

    Just cheched in the loft and unfortunately no
    dead
    mouse in the tank. the ball** seems to be
    working
    ok and the tank is about 3/4 full.
    The basin tap is no longer running, the bath is
    running but slowly same with the toilet
    refilling.
    Anybody got any further ideas?

    try a wet vacuum cleaner on a opened cold bath
    tap.

    Yeah, right!!!!


    your THICK just go for it with a dry vac
     
  17. freud12

    freud12 New Member

    Missing apostrophes!

    'You are thick', shortened to 'your thick' indicates a poor standard of education! It should read 'You're thick'!

    Perhaps this wasn't covered by the remedial class teacher!!
     
  18. ripitout

    ripitout New Member

    Missing apostrophes!

    'You are thick', shortened to 'your thick' indicates
    a poor standard of education! It should read 'You're
    thick'!

    Perhaps this wasn't covered by the remedial class
    teacher!!

    im a plumber mate not a * english teacher, *
    understand

    [Edited by: admin3]
     
  19. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    freud12

    Posts: 9
    Registered: Jul 28, 2008

    Re: Greenstar CDi conventional - flue question
    Posted: Jul 28, 2008 10:11 AM
    Reply

    Experienced this problem myself a couple of times! It is unfortunate that WB stopped making the shorter standard flue and turned over production fully to the telescopic one!

    As has been mentioned, the longer flue (although it's 5 inch) should do the job. You can cut it down to the desired length.

    I'd contact WB about your findings regarding the telescopic flue's ability to be adjusted to fit non cavity double brick walls. I wrote to them a couple of years ago and they were very obliging (I got a refund on the price of the telecopic).
     
  20. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    freud12

    Posts: 9
    Registered: Jul 28, 2008

    Re: Yorkshire fitting success question
    Posted: Jul 28, 2008 10:19 AM
    Reply

    End feed is fine for 15 and 22mm. It takes some skill to get a good flow of solder around a 28mm fitting especially if you are working in cramped conditions. I sometimes use pre-soldered fittings with these joints (though they are veeeery expensive)!

    One or two pricey fittings often work out cheaper than having to break-down a load of pipework and do it all again!
     

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