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Old 21-01-2018, 04:16 PM   #1
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Plumbers?

Anyone on here a plumber that could offer some no obligation advice to a fellow detailer that is genuinely stumped (along with 2 large plumbing firms) on a rather simple heating issue?


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Old 21-01-2018, 04:19 PM   #2
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Wouldn't it of been easier to just ask the question you want an answer too
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Old 21-01-2018, 04:37 PM   #3
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Wouldn't it of been easier to just ask the question you want an answer too


No, because it’s complicated and I don’t want to be presumptuous. I am a designer - I don’t tend to design for free unless I feel like it or somebody is polite enough to respect my profession and ask first. But thanks for boosting my thread.


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Old 21-01-2018, 07:42 PM   #4
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Ask away friend, I am sure the DW massive will be more than happy to input.
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Old 21-01-2018, 07:44 PM   #5
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Go for it. Not saying I can help though
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Old 22-01-2018, 08:33 AM   #6
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Old 22-01-2018, 04:18 PM   #7
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Ok so - moved into my house 12 months ago.

Boiler down stairs (just serviced) and tank in bathroom. Old style immersion system. In the main it works well and always has heat.

The Problem: When we put just the hot water on, our upstairs rads come on.

So after some research, i drained down and swapped our mid position valve (inc control) for a new like-for -like Drayton item, installed as per the diagram in the box which suggested the original was correctly installed. I had a family plumber check the orientation (A/B) and he confirmed it is correctly installed.

Once installed, the lever that shows the position of the valve functioned exactly as it should when calling for the different settings I.e. H for CH etc.

Same problem - hot Rads upstairs when water is on.

So I got the family recommended plumber back, this time with an old boy that ‘knows electrics’. They swapped the head and valve for a known working set and guess what? Same thing.

I then had an electrician from a plumbing firm come and check that the wiring is correct and it is. He said there is an underlying problem with the plumbing.

Am I missing anything?

What could this underlying issue be?


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Old 22-01-2018, 05:01 PM   #8
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We have exactly the same issue.

It's not a real issue at the moment, but I can't imagine it will be fun in the summer?!?

We've decided to just rip the tank out and fit a combi as we want the space in the room.

Sorry I couldn't help

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Old 22-01-2018, 05:20 PM   #9
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If the house is zoned (upstairs/downstairs), have you tested to see if the upstairs zone is closing off properly when hot water is requested etc?

I have seen it where a system is plumbed so the towel rails warm up on the hot water circuit, saves having to run the heating in summer, maybe someone's done the same with yours, just running the upstairs rads instead....

Assuming its been like that since you moved in.
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Old 22-01-2018, 05:26 PM   #10
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Has it always done this or is it just recently started
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