Exploding water taps

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  1. joner8888

    joner8888 Read Only Funster

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    How can I stop any of the hot or cold taps from splattering everything within 5 feet:cry:

    The tank can be full, bled out , the pump stays pressurized and does not click until the taps are on.

    There seems to be 50% air in the system even though I can run the taps through, they seem to almost explode water everywhere even with the tap just on:Eeek:
    I put a stew pot under one on Sunday and covered walls/floors ect:Angry:
     
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    Them bleeding taps

    Hmmmm. We seem to have a similar problem in our Hymer. I always bleed the taps (all of them, including the shower) but after a day or so when I turn the bathroom sink tap on, it splutters and blasts water all over the place. So now I keep my trunks on all the time, though it can be a bit embarrassing in the local supermarket.
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    possibly a leak or the pump starting to fail(water running backwards through it back into the tank), which in turn allows air into the system?
     
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    if the pump doesnt pulse unless a tap is opened it cant draw air into the pipes.....the pipes are pressurised and any leakage would be water going out...not air going in.

    i suspect the pressure switch diaphragm spring has failed in so much as the cut off pressure has risen a lot and cutting out higher than normal.
     
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    my hymer does the same. come on you tecky guys
     
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    Could there be a split in the draw /supply pipe to the pump so as to draw in air ? then pressurize it:Eeek:
     
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    We have just used our motorhome for the first time.

    I didn't notice any problem when I cleaned the system at home, but when we got on site every time we switched on a tap we had an "explosion". We made do and when I got home I started to look for an air leak in the feed to the pump......we didn't have the problem, but we don't have the water heater on, so is the air in the system created when we heat the water?

    Anyone come across this?

    Autotrail Cheyenne.
     
  8. Easyliving

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    We have a similar problem with our Swift but we only get the 'explosions' when we first turn the tap on after switching on the pump, I assume this is due to air in the pipes.

    I tend to have the kitchen tap only just switched on until only water is coming out.

    Paul
     
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