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maggie


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16/07/2011 21:19

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Does anyone know how you increase the water pressure from your tank. Tap flow is very poor.



JohnW


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16/07/2011 21:33

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We can do this for you. I would need to have a look to assess the problem. Call me if you want. No charge for looking at it.



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Tootie


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16/07/2011 21:34

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Sounds like you have a lime scale problem.

Are you on tankered water or mains?



Turtle


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16/07/2011 21:36

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We had the same problem, the builder fitted a pump which kicks in when the pressure drops.



Cant remember what work was involved but it didnt take long and cost very little and we now have a decent pressure out of the taps and shower.



speedster


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16/07/2011 21:43

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try to open and clean the ends of the taps. it sounds like limescale blocking waterflow.



martinD41


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16/07/2011 21:47

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Probably the Sparklers on the taps need removing and soaking in a good de scaler.......



Jovial_John


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17/07/2011 09:23

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Fully agree with Speedster and martinD41. This is the source of the biggest rip-off conducted by plumbers.

Many people do not know that there are filters built into the taps out here. Simply unscrew these filters and wash out the granular limescale (it looks like grains of sand). If the fine metal gauze is clogged, then soak them in vinegar for a day. Depending on where you live this needs to be done approx. 1 per month although if you do it regularaly you will not need to soak them every time. And don't forget the inline filters for washing machines/dishwashers.

Nearly all modern villas have a water pump which both pumps water to a roof tank and pressurises the water system. This pump should switch on automatically when you open a tap or flush the loo and switch off when the water demand ceases and water pressure is restored. (The roof tank is only there to provide pressure during power cuts.) As long as the pump switches on then any reduced water flow can only be limescale build-u



JohnW


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17/07/2011 10:07

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Jovial John



Absolutely right. Where these are the symptoms we would first check the filters. We always advise now to leave them off. What little debris it takes to slow down the flow takes months to build up so would probably not even be noticed without a filter.



There is another problem with the filters. As the debris build up and the flow reduces it gets to a point where the Electronic Control Unit on the pump fails to respond to the tap being turned on. This causes people to think they have a pump problem when there is just a filter problem.



Our policy on this is to clean and hopefully leave off the filters and go on our way with no charge for the few minutes it takes.



JohnW

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JohnW


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17/07/2011 10:14

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cont.



There are, of course, still some villas where the system is not pressurised. Pressurising them is generally not a major issue or that expensive. However, we have yet to see an unpressurised villa where the builders installed a pressurised hot water tank (makes sense as unpressurised is cheaper for them).



We just say, " It will cost TLxx to pressurise the system. Then we will try it. We can then almost guarantee that your hot tank will burst within seconds when it will then cost you TLxx for a new one." We make it clear that we have never had one that has not burst immediately.



On that basis pressurising a system may not be worth the benefits.



JohnW



maggie


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17/07/2011 17:05

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Maggie here, It is nothing to do with limescale, the ends of the taps have been cleaned and taken off. Thanks.



I am over end of August, I will get in touch with Cyprus Solutions as mentioned above. Again thanks.



fatboy



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17/07/2011 21:22

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re.msg4

water pump fitted to roof tank,kicks in when taps and shower are turned on.worth every penny of the 50 or 60 quid.Every shower is a power shower.



Brinsley


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17/07/2011 21:49

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G'day, Not a power shower but an electrical one which works on a small, gravity feed, low pressure water supply from the header tank and worth all of the 150 I spent on mine (including 5 hours work & pipe/wire equipment). Needs to be connected to a three point plug outlet with an outside on/off switch from the 'bathroom'. The person I used was 'Akcag Elaktrik', Yakup Akcag, Tel:- 0533 862 4529. Not a 'rip-off' merchant as he has too many expatriate clients to bugger up his business. Though he's good with enough English, he's not very good at cleaning-up after himself!



Richard



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