Tag Archive: water pressure

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Low Pressure Hot Water Float Valve

March 16, 2011 12:57 am
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Gravity feed low pressure hot water A customer in Ashburton this week had water overflowing from their roof! As it turned out it was coming from an overflow pipe which was discharging from their electric low pressure hot water service in their ceiling space. There was a faulty float valve that was leaking and causing the flood. We replaced the valve and purged the lines to remove airlocks within the hotwater lines. The header tank was flushed and cleaned and the plumbing reconnected. After adjusting the valve to suit the water levels, the customer was curious of the hot water... View Article

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Leaking Tap Issues

March 9, 2011 5:03 am
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A Customer in Burwood this week had several leaking taps throughout their home. The major leak was coming from a kitchen flickmixer tap which had seen its day! It was old and tired, so we replaced it with one of our quality chrome kitchen mixer taps. The new tap that we installed has a five year warranty on the taps cartridge and is suitable to the homes high water pressure and hot water temperature. We fitted some new isolating stops to both the hot and cold supply under the kitchen bench so our customer could turn off the water supply... View Article

Cold Water Supply

March 7, 2011 1:24 am
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We were called out earlier in the week to a burst pipe in Surrey Hills, where water was leaking behind an ice-maker fridge. The customers son could hear the fine spray of water and had the foresight to turn the mains cold water supply off at the isolation stop next to the water meter. The eleven year old boy was right on the money as there was a burst pipe behind the fridge. We removed the fridge and made the appropriate plumbing repairs, all along answering the inquisitive questions from the new found, up and coming plumber! It was great to see that the young... View Article

How to read your water meter

February 14, 2011 4:26 am
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A customer we attended to this week in Box Hill asked a very common question. How do you read the water meter and make sense of it all? The customer was quite concerned about their water consumption because they had experienced a leaking temperature relief valve on there mains pressure hot water unit. The valve was wasting a lot of water. We had replaced the faulty valve and tested the water supply lines for any further leaks. Most houses have there own meter. The water meter is usually located towards the front of the property, near the left or right boundary. In duplexes, flats... View Article

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Clearing a Stormwater Drain with a Water Jet

February 9, 2011 3:37 am
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A Customer in the east Melbourne suburb of Kew contacted us this week due to flooding that had occurred outside their home. The flooding took place at the rear around the pool area. They have an inground pool with extensive tile paving and landscaping. The paved area drained to a central small grate within the large paved area. It became obvious to us after trying to clear the stormwater drain from this small grate that there was a large amount of dirt and silt build up. It would suggest that a lot of tile grout and silt had been washed down the drain during... View Article

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Plumbing under pressure

December 17, 2010 1:03 am
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A new customer that contacted us this week in Doncaster was under pressure! Or should I say their plumbing was under pressure. They had a history of leaking tapware throughout the home, noisy plumbing such as “hammering pipework” and a loud washing machine. The toilet cisterns were loud filling with water especially at night. The home had two bathrooms where if the toilet was flushed in the middle of the night the noise of the toilet cistern filling would wake the “parents” up. After listening to their plumbing concerns and previous history of plumbing problems it was obvious to us that... View Article

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Mains Pressure Hot Water Service

December 1, 2010 9:41 pm
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We were tending to a leaking kitchen sink mixer tap this week in North Balwyn and the customer asked what mains pressure gas hot water unit we preferred. They already had an older type vitreous enamel cylinder unit at the side of their home that wasn’t quite supplying enough hot water for the whole family in high demand. The old mains pressure gas hot water unit was certainly showing its age. It was a typical mains pressure hot water installation at the side of the home with adequate gas supply to support an installation of an Aquamax 390 The perfect fit for the family... View Article

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Faulty Tempering Mixing Valve

November 23, 2010 12:47 am
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A customer in Hawthorn this week had a problem with low temperature hot water to an upstairs bathroom and poor water supply in the shower recess. The home was only about eight years old with new plumbing throughout. After much diagnosis re checking shower roses and clearing of debris in shower filters and basin aerators, the poor water supply and low temperature was improved but still present. The home was supplied by a continuous mains pressure hot water unit with a Tempering Mixing Valve fitted to the side. After further testing this Tempering Mixing Valve was found to be faulty.... View Article

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Leaking Hot Water Service

November 18, 2010 6:16 am
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A customer in North Balwyn this week had a “valve” leaking on the side of their mains pressure hot water service. The valve on the side of the water heater is dripping water. Is the valve damaged or is there another problem? A Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve is fitted to each hot water heater. Its function is to provide both thermal and pressure relief when required. This will be in the form of discharging water from the valve. There are four types of flow which could be observed from the Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve. – Normal Operation When... View Article