Help required please no hot water :(

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Found 6th Jan 2010
just gone to have a bath to find we have no hot water,the house is all electric with night storage heaters,noone has used it all up and i cant work out why its cold
The kids were in the loft earlier would anything be up there that they may have knocked off by mistake?

I dont understand this all electric lark,wish i had radiators and a boiler

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who is your provider:whistling:

element gone in the tank? we are all electric too-if it stores up overnight dont think the kids could have "knocked anything" which would cause hot water to go cold.

likewise cant be frozen pipes cos the water just wouldnt run at all-are you sure the water came on overnight-the timer switch could have been turned to off? my kids do that all the time.

Hmm possible, you need to check up the loft to make sure there is not some sort of leak in the system. Where you hot water tank is, if i can remember rightly there is 2 switches for the hot water. I could never work it when I had economy 7, but I think these need to be switched on. You shoud have an emersion heater anyway for your bath.

Original Poster

in the airing cupboard is a big water tank,theres 2 switches in there both are on
not sure what each switch does either!

god this system is so ruddy confusing

also check your Fuse box to make sure none of the Circuit Breakers have tripped ! :thumbsup:

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Mecoconuts;7452679

also check your Fuse box to make sure none of the Circuit Breakers have … also check your Fuse box to make sure none of the Circuit Breakers have tripped ! :thumbsup:

good idea :thumbsup:

Original Poster

nope no fuses blown

Banned

Go ask the neighbour's.

2nd thoughts, don't bother :-D

Mecoconuts;7452679

also check your Fuse box to make sure none of the Circuit Breakers have … also check your Fuse box to make sure none of the Circuit Breakers have tripped ! :thumbsup:



I would think this has to be it, one of the switches is for the night meter and the other is the standard one that should always be available

On your water tank Timer there's usually an overide Boost button which let you turn your tank on for a couple of hours.......turn it ON ...you should hear the tank begin to boil after 15 mins or so....:thumbsup:

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DLM;7452786

Go ask the neighbour's.2nd thoughts, don't bother :-D

no dlm id rather not bother lol

think i will be in the ducks pond soon i need a bath!!!

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Mecoconuts;7452804

On your water tank timer there's usually an overide Boost button which … On your water tank timer there's usually an overide Boost button which let you turn your tank on for a couple of hours.......turn it ON ...you should hear the tank begin to boil after 15 mins or so....:thumbsup:

timer? i cant see anything that resembles a timer only 2 switches which are both switched on

Mardyass;7452645

in the airing cupboard is a big water tank,theres 2 switches in there … in the airing cupboard is a big water tank,theres 2 switches in there both are onnot sure what each switch does either!god this system is so ruddy confusing



One will be for the normal heater for the boiler, the other will be the immersion heater

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RedIron;7452833

One will be for the normal heater for the boiler, the other will be the … One will be for the normal heater for the boiler, the other will be the immersion heater

thanks for clearing that up for me:thumbsup:
maybe i will have to call them out in the morning to sort it out then

Banned

Mardyass;7452807

no dlm id rather not bother lolthink i will be in the ducks pond soon i … no dlm id rather not bother lolthink i will be in the ducks pond soon i need a bath!!!



Oh dear, good luck with it :thumbsup:

Mardyass;7452822

timer? i cant see anything that resembles a timer only 2 switches which … timer? i cant see anything that resembles a timer only 2 switches which are both switched on



Are you sure there's no Timer ?

could look like any of these :

images.google.co.uk/ima…ges

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Mecoconuts;7452888

Are you sure there's no Timer ?could look like any of these … Are you sure there's no Timer ?could look like any of these :http://images.google.co.uk/images?ndsp=21&hl=en&safe=off&um=1&sa=3&q=immersion+heater+timer&btnG=Search+images

have nothing like that at all,just been in the loft and all pipes are stone cold too

Do you have power lights on the switches?

Mardyass;7452645

in the airing cupboard is a big water tank,theres 2 switches in there … in the airing cupboard is a big water tank,theres 2 switches in there both are onnot sure what each switch does either!



also check to see if either Switch is 'Fused' .....it may look like this :

http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/40/p2034740_x.jpg

........if it does then the Fuse may have blown in the switch itself (which is inside the little panel with the screw at the bottom)

.....(Please DON'T check this fuse without turning off ALL power in the house 1st at the fuse box......unless you really know what you are doing.....)

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Mecoconuts;7452944

also check to see if either Switch is 'Fused' .....it may look like this … also check to see if either Switch is 'Fused' .....it may look like this :if it does then the Fuse may have blown in the switch itself .....(Please DON'T check this fuse without turning off ALL power in the house 1st at the fuse box......unless you really know what you are doing.....)

hey thanks,theyre not them sort of switches tho,they havent got built in fuses

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may help to pop pics on of switches, as said it sounds like a fuse may have gone or the element has gone, im assuming you have heating?

If the immersions knackered it will blow a fuse, could well be the thermostat inside the immersion housing.
Very easy to change for a couple of quid.

Do any of the switches have little lights on them?

IIRC you're a council tenant - give your housing repairs team a call.

if the pipes at the top of your cylinder are cold, then your immersion heater elements or your thermostats have died, they need replacing.

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just to end this thread its the element thats gone and will hopefully be back up and running at some point today! thanks all for your help

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glad your sorted x
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