UK diy (uk.d-i-y) For the discussion of all topics related to diy (do-it-yourself) in the UK. All levels of experience and proficency are welcome to join in to ask questions or offer solutions.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old January 29th 08, 09:35 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by DIYBanter: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Default Shower pump not working

Morning everyone

I have a pump connected to the hot water tank in my basement to serve
the shower in my ground floor flat. This morning the shower stopped
abruptly after about 5 seconds. I turned it off, left it a couple of
minutes, then tried again. This time the water flow lasted about a
second and a half before I heard a "clack" sound in the system/pipes
and the shower stopped. Thinking it could be a hot water issue, I put
the shower on its coldest setting and tried again - but with the same
results. Has anyone any experience in this?

Any ideas/advice etc would be gratefully received.

Many thanks for reading,

Guy

  #2   Report Post  
Old January 29th 08, 04:20 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by DIYBanter: Jul 2006
Posts: 79
Default Shower pump not working

On 29 Jan, 10:59, wrote:
On 29 Jan, *
* * wrote:

I have a pump connected to the hot water tank in my basement to serve
the shower in my ground floor flat. This morning the shower stopped
abruptly after about 5 seconds. I turned it off, left it a couple of
minutes, then tried again. This time the water flow lasted about a
second and a half before I heard a "clack" sound in the system/pipes
and the shower stopped. Thinking it could be a hot water issue, I put
the shower on its coldest setting and tried again - but with the same
results. Has anyone any experience in this?


Is there a feed of hot and *cold* to the mixer valve? If one is missing they
often shut off the other to prevent scalding (or a cold shower!).

--
* B Thumbs
* Change lycos to yahoo to reply


There is also a flow sensing device on the hot and cold outlets on
mine. Once you open the shower tap, a small unpumped flow is detected
which switches the pump on. You can adjust the sensitivity of these
devices.

I also once had difficulty because there was an air lock in the system.
  #3   Report Post  
Old January 29th 08, 05:05 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by DIYBanter: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Default Shower pump not working

This is all very kind - thanks ever so much


On 29 Jan, 16:20, andyv wrote:
On 29 Jan, 10:59, wrote:



On 29 Jan, *
* * wrote:


I have a pump connected to the hot water tank in my basement to serve
the shower in my ground floor flat. This morning the shower stopped
abruptly after about 5 seconds. I turned it off, left it a couple of
minutes, then tried again. This time the water flow lasted about a
second and a half before I heard a "clack" sound in the system/pipes
and the shower stopped. Thinking it could be a hot water issue, I put
the shower on its coldest setting and tried again - but with the same
results. Has anyone any experience in this?


Is there a feed of hot and *cold* to the mixer valve? If one is missing they
often shut off the other to prevent scalding (or a cold shower!).


--
* B Thumbs
* Change lycos to yahoo to reply


There is also a flow sensing device on the hot and cold outlets on
mine. Once you open the shower tap, a small unpumped flow is detected
which switches the pump on. You can adjust the sensitivity of these
devices.

I also once had difficulty because there was an air lock in the system.




Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shower pressure still low after adding shower pump [email protected] UK diy 6 July 25th 06 11:55 AM
Goulds Irrigation pump Not Working HELP [email protected] Home Repair 1 May 31st 06 09:47 PM
shower-pump/pump for cold water to shower only ? TR UK diy 1 December 29th 04 05:38 PM
Pump question (not a shower pump!) T i m UK diy 4 April 10th 04 08:56 AM
Shower pump for can type shower head. steve UK diy 3 January 16th 04 11:38 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 DIYbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about DIY & home improvement"

 

Copyright © 2017