Spluttering hot tap and a rumble in the TRUMA hot water tank

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  1. gavel

    gavel Read Only Funster

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    I think I have an airlock in the hot water system. The hot tap runs for approx 1 minute and then splutters and I can hear the air bubbling in the tank. Any advice much appreciated.
     
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    Drain and refill with your hot taps open can clear it. :thumb:
     
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    Make sure the shower tap is open too- some people forget this one!
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
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    We had that problem. I laid the shower hose on the shower floor and turned all the taps on. That cured it.

    Lin
     
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    Another trick is to turn all taps off but one and blow down it. Easiest is take shower head off easier to blow down then. :thumb:
     
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    airlock

    Thanks for everyone's help I'll get busy tomorrow.
     
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    It is also worth mentioning that it can take SEVERAL minutes of running the tap(s) to get the air out..
     
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    and generally its better to bleed the system cold.
    and make sure you have closed the drain valves otherwise it takes for ever :Doh::Doh:
     
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    LOL !!!!

    THAT made the fat man here laugh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumb::thumb: ( yup, been there done it !! )
     
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    Yes, did it once, double check every time now :roflmto:
     
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    Me too!
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
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    If it still does it afterwards, it COULD be some grit/filngs in the in-line filter for the inlet pipe under the sink - we had a similar problem with our kitchen tap (although it was the cold tap) and as it was thought to be a problem with the tap itself, when the pipes were disconnected to fit the new one the filter was found to contain some metal filings which had been caught in it as the system can't have been cleaned out after it was fitted, once they were removed it worked fine.:thumb:
     
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