We then went up into loft to find that the cold tank is not filling up. Normally, hot water tanks nowadays last about 10 years and by draining and filling your hot water tank you can prolong the life of your tank by removing any … as above to be honest , it might even just need taking apart and cleaning out , is the tank open topped or has a cover over it ? **PLEASE READ DETAILS**? Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. How do we get the water into the tank. At times of higher water demand, the water in yer hoosie falls to zero. DH says tank seems empty when he managed to get to it through crap in loft! we had a small amount of hot water only for it to dry up. Tank was drained to empty, ball cock was replaced, leak stopped but now whenever the hot water is run we have a loud noise that can be heard in the pipes, immersion tank and tank in the loft. Ross 1366 New Member. Repositioning your water tank doesn’t take much time at all, usually making up roughly one day of labour for a plumber, so you won’t have to go without that hot water for very long at all. ?. Water tank not filling up, no water coming out of the hot water taps. If water has been stagnating because of blockages or the water is not being used regularly or the tank’s capacity is too … Got it replaced, for that all water from the tanks were flushed out. So, not being a plumber, I'm assuming that there's some kind of float in the tank which gauges water levels. In addition, sometimes it’s necessary to clean the water tank to ensure the water is safe for use. The cold water feed and expansion tank overflow pipe runs from the large water tank in your loft to the outside of your house. What do you think of the answers? Cold taps working fine. Welcome to the Digital Spy forums. Mains cold water is at a much higher pressure than hot water from the cylinder, which is delivered via gravity. You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer. If hot water is coming out of the overflow pipe, turn the system off, wait for the water to cool right down and set the float valve to allow less water into the tank. The cause is usually the result of a mixer valve which is supplied with mains cold water, and hot water from a hot water cylinder. I replaced the ballcock and valve in the tank but no difference. This pipe is tee'd up to your cold water storage cistern. All Rights Reserved. The water tank in the loft is not filling up and the hot water is not vcoming out. Turn main on to refill tank . Hot water pours into the tank from a pipe positioned above it. I have hot water being forced back up the feed pipe from the central heating expansion tank in the loft. There should be a stopcock on the feed which may be faulty or else it's the ball valve itself. Still have questions? Even when no water is being drawn or if the heating is off, it's a constant noise of the water tank refilling. Al lavar 1 pared  entró agua en el toma corriente y de inmediato comenzó a salir humo y chispas y apague breques. The hot water cylinder doesn't empty and fill - it should stay full. the ball float in the tank has stuck shut. If … read more My home setup is: I've a water tank in the loft, a hot water tank at floor level and a shower pump, that pumps both hot and cold water to the bathroom tap, shower and toilet. Linkage between ballcock and valve? I've just fitted a 50 gallon cold water tank in preparation for a fitting a shower pump. Often people ask us for information on cold water tanks and below is a brief description. To be honest I’m not sure, my knowledge of plumbing is pretty limited. I know its not the ball cock as I have checked. If you want to replace the hot water tank but not any other appliances within your heating system, it should cost around £500 for a new vented system tank and for a heating engineer to install it. We always had some noise with the old valve but I must agree this is much louder. I recently replaced the ball valve on my cold water tank in the loft but ever since then my wife has complained about the loud 'whooshing' noise as the cistern fills. Loft water tank(s) issue - Not refilling so no cold water upstairs. Usually (though not always) the water mains comes into the house and a pipe runs to your kitchen sink for your category 1 (potable) water supply. I have often moved CWS tanks into the loft in order to free up space and also improving the static head for the hot water. Water tank in loft leaking; Water tank in loft empty Water tank in loft making noise; Water tank in loft not filling up. Noticed another smaller tank above and to the right covered with plastic and it was warmer water. For explanation the large tank is your cold water storage cistern. Your ballcock is buggered. I know its not the ball cock as I have checked. Hot water expands and requires relief. ©2020 Hearst UK is the trading name of the National Magazine Company Ltd, 30 Panton Street, Leicester Square, London, SW1Y 4AJ. If it was only radiators not heating up I would say airlock, however the fact you have no heating or hot water suggests this is not case as the hot water cylinder is fed from the bigger tank ( cold water cistern) in the loft, not the small f & e tank so draining the rads would not effect the hot water. When I first heard it I thought it was a very low flying plane outside to I've you an idea of the noise. If you’d like to join in, please sign in or register. The noise is most likely due to a restricted water flow or a faulty ballcock valve. If the washing machine is filling at the start of a cycle (does it use hot water from the immersion heater), I also hear the noise but not as loud. Registered in England. Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Ross 1366, Mar 12, 2010. Any idea people? Washing machine: what's the worst that could happen? They can also act as a Feed and Expansion tank (F+E) for the heating system. The tank supplies your bath and basin taps and your hot water cylinder with water. I'm not a plumber but I had the same problem and it was a blockage in the valve of the ballcock. Freezing Being in a loft space that’s often unheated can mean that the water in the header tank is susceptible to freezing during the winter. When the water runs dry, if I go up into the loft and kick / prod the tank, it starts filling up with water, I can hear it flowing. The rising main enters the loft with what i beleive is a 15mm pipe, it runs into a service valve and then is 'T'd off to the CWST and the CH Expansion tank, the flow rate is the same at both tanks so I know the flow rate/preassure problem is not to do with the ball valve oni the tank. That supplies your hot side (and perhaps some of your cold taps). Bad valve? Here's what to do. Plugged line somewhere between main and valve? These problems should be investigated by a professional heating engineer. Oh is this a cold water cistern that supplies your cold taps or just a header tank for central heating? 12-12-13, 09:57 Yesterday when i came home from work i was told there was no cold water upstairs and the toilet wasn't filling up, so i investigated/Googled and eventually found that the large water tank in the loft was low on water and the smaller one was empty. They can be used to supply the hot and cold water taps on the bath. Water tank in loft is not filling up so we have no water accept the water in the kitchen which is mains fed. The noise seems to occur when the storage tank in the loft is re-filling. When the tank is filling at full flow there's quite a bit of noise being transmitted back down the cold water pipe and into the bathroom below. As this water leaves the cylinder cold water flows into the bottom of it from the cold tank. The water in the tank looks dirty brown so I think it’s from the central heating part of the system. Get answers by asking now. Hi so I’ve emptied the water tank to sort a pipe that runs the hot water, Now turned everything back on the tank in the loft is... FOGHORN when drawing hot water but only after the water tank has been heated. We have no hot water.Having connected the cold valve on the washing machine to the valve on the hot water tap etc. So off for a bath! Thanks to gravity, the water travels down a vent pipe to the hot water cylinder which is often found in an airing cupboard. I had it replaced on a Saturday by the friendly local plumber and it cost me £20. Water tank in loft is not filling up so we have no water accept the water in the kitchen which is mains fed. The noise goes as soon as the float rises and starts to reduce the flow. What is the impact rating for a metal roof installed over shingles? If a cistern turn on cold taps in bath and sink till tank empty, If a header which only holds a gallon bale it out With a jug into a bucket to empty it . When I put my hand into the feed and expansion tank I can feel warm water is being forced back up the pipe which I assume is meant to feed cold water down into the hot water cylinder. what is the size of my whirlpool washer model number lsn1000kq0. – Dcooke Jan 28 '19 at 18:09 Hot Water Filling Cold Tank. The cost of an unvented system might be more. There was a lot of steam coming out of the tank so we have now temporarily covered the tank. Old ball full of trapped water or something. The valve is a type 2 high pressure. You can replace the ball cock and fittings yourself - my neighbour did, but if you weren't even aware of 'floats' and that they are even called ballcocks, I would advise you to get a professional in. Cold water storage tanks are generally situated in the loft. Can a 2 story house have only 1 A/C and heating unit? A vented cylinder requires a supply of water from a large tank of cold water in the loft. Que pasa, que debo hacer? The valve may not be closing fully and shimmering on the water causing the noise. Rang BGAS services and they can not come out till Monday morning Realised the plastic was resting on the float so moved that. It is doing what it is supposed to do. It will be made of either plastic, copper or lead and usually leads out through the eaves and soffits. We have the constant noise of water filling the tank in the loft (I think cold water tank). DIGITAL SPY, PART OF THE HEARST UK ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK. Hi I wonder if someone could help. It is a big square tank in loft with makeshift cover on it. Is there a way I can find out of loft tanks fill up? Did not change whole arm. Help! Hot taps lost pressure to nothing, though trickle in downstairs one when checked. After that it lasts for a few weeks but eventually the problem occurs again. Vented Hot Water Cylinder. Put water back on - first time ever no leaks. Is my breaker box three-phase or single-phase? The water is not entering through the tank from the ball valve as I have isolated this line. I know we have two tanks in the loft - one for radiators and one for hot water taps etc. Cutting down chain link posts, should I be concerned that sparks from an angle grinder might set dormant grass or a nearby fence on fire? 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