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Hey wonder if anyone can shed some light as to what's happening. I have 2 showers in my house. The en suite shower won't get warm anymore. The other shower is still as warm as it's always been. But …
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4m, 3w agoPosted 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Hey wonder if anyone can shed some light as to what's happening.
I have 2 showers in my house. The en suite shower won't get warm anymore. The other shower is still as warm as it's always been. But when the main shower is on the en suite shower gets luke warm. Without the main shower on it just remains ice cold. Anyone know what's happened? They're not electric showers and are fed from a water tank

Thanks for any help or responses!
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4m, 3w agoPosted 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
sounds like you may need a pump between your ensuite and other shower.
#2
Do you have a red and white expansion tank next to the boiler tank ? If so one of these should have a dial on and if so how many bar of pressure is it reading ?
If you don't have these like the other post said you must have a pump which won't be working.

Edited By: hutchir9 on Oct 05, 2016 09:39
#3
air lock in the hot feed to the en suite
#4
hutchir9
Do you have a red and white expansion tank next to the boiler tank ? If so one of these should have a dial on and if so how many bar of pressure is it reading ?
If you don't have these like the other post said you must have a pump which won't be working.


I do have both of these. A red and white tank. The pressure was maybe just above 1 bar...
#5
An easy check is the filter in the hot connection. I know this is easy because I had the same problem last year. My frustration led me to replace the shower head, then the boiler and finally the mixer in the shower itself and while doing that last bit and big lump of gunk fell out the hot pipe filter washer :-) Only cost £2,000 to find that out :-)
#6
Thermostatic cartridge probably needs replacing.

You're pressurised hot & cold so no need for a pump, and no chance of an airlock.
#7
I once had a similar problem and just needed to change the metal hose thingy attached to the shower head as the hot water wasn't going through it properly.
I have no technical knowledge, only that a simple hose fixed my problem!
#8
themorgatron
Thermostatic cartridge probably needs replacing.

You're pressurised hot & cold so no need for a pump, and no chance of an airlock.


Where do I find the thermostatic cartridge?

Also I guess I put my heating on upstairs for the first time this year and the day after there was a clunk and no hot water from that shower. I'm guessing maybe there was a build up of something?
#9
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themorgatron
Thermostatic cartridge probably needs replacing.
You're pressurised hot & cold so no need for a pump, and no chance of an airlock.
Where do I find the thermostatic cartridge?
Also I guess I put my heating on upstairs for the first time this year and the day after there was a clunk and no hot water from that shower. I'm guessing maybe there was a build up of something?

Probably worth checking it's not the hose by running it with hose detached first.

To check its the shower turn the water off then remove it, turn water back on and see if you have hot water coming out if the open pipe (you will also be able to check the filter is clear where the hot/cold goes into shower valve).

If it's definitely the shower you need to identify the make/model and normally you can then order a thermostatic cartridge (assuming it is). Showerdoc will identify your shower from a pic if you don't know.
#10
themorgatron
Thermostatic cartridge probably needs replacing..

^^^^^^ this most probably
#11
themorgatron
woster
themorgatron
Thermostatic cartridge probably needs replacing.
You're pressurised hot & cold so no need for a pump, and no chance of an airlock.
Where do I find the thermostatic cartridge?
Also I guess I put my heating on upstairs for the first time this year and the day after there was a clunk and no hot water from that shower. I'm guessing maybe there was a build up of something?

Probably worth checking it's not the hose by running it with hose detached first.

To check its the shower turn the water off then remove it, turn water back on and see if you have hot water coming out if the open pipe (you will also be able to check the filter is clear where the hot/cold goes into shower valve).

If it's definitely the shower you need to identify the make/model and normally you can then order a thermostatic cartridge (assuming it is). Showerdoc will identify your shower from a pic if you don't know.


Well my shower head comes out of the ceiling. There isn't an actual hose. Both showers are wet rooms :(
#12
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themorgatron
woster
themorgatron
Thermostatic cartridge probably needs replacing.
You're pressurised hot & cold so no need for a pump, and no chance of an airlock.
Where do I find the thermostatic cartridge?
Also I guess I put my heating on upstairs for the first time this year and the day after there was a clunk and no hot water from that shower. I'm guessing maybe there was a build up of something?
Probably worth checking it's not the hose by running it with hose detached first.
To check its the shower turn the water off then remove it, turn water back on and see if you have hot water coming out if the open pipe (you will also be able to check the filter is clear where the hot/cold goes into shower valve).
If it's definitely the shower you need to identify the make/model and normally you can then order a thermostatic cartridge (assuming it is). Showerdoc will identify your shower from a pic if you don't know.
Well my shower head comes out of the ceiling. There isn't an actual hose. Both showers are wet rooms :(

Concealed mixer, I take it you bought a reputable brand name :D Buy the thermostatic cartridge for it before taking apart - you can still test the hot works up the the shower as before, if it does replace cartridge.

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