Gyser pressure problems - Help

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  1. lIghty

    lIghty

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    Hi

    Hope there is a plumber out there that can help me?

    When use the hot water it has very low pressure, if I remove the rose from the shower I can hold back the water pressure by hand without my effort. The cold water is good with plenty pressure. I under stand this causes the problem of trying to get a nice temp setting on the shower, as the cold creates a "back pressure" on the hot.

    But what I don't understand is why the hot has so little pressure, the regulater is marked with a red tag, a 400Kpa type, but really doubt I'm getting 400Kpa on the outlets? I saw a display at OnTap that only has a system pressure of about 200Kpa, and it was 10 times better than what I get???????

    Please help so I can have a decent shower!

    PS, The house also has these "1 Lever" mixer type taps (don't know there propper name?) and I believe that the different in pressure between cold and hot will damage them, is this true?
     
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  3. viper357

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    Aren't all hot taps gravity fed from the geyser? I would imagine there is a blockage pretty close to the geyser if all the hot taps have low pressure. Just a guess though.
     
  4. lIghty

    lIghty Thread Starter

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    Dean he gyser is a pressure type, should be at 400Kpa, but thats the problem, there isn't that much pressure.

    If there was a blockage, that would restrict the flow, but would still build pressure, its not in my case.
     
  5. riyadhessa

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    Please tell me what valve you have fitted on your geyser is it a klosey or latco if you do not know what valve you got fitted then post a pic of it...

    Also check to see if your pressure releasing valves are okay to...
     
  6. Tridan

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    Lighty check the setting on your latco valve, the latco valve is a black and white pressure valve just before the geyser on the white side there is a adjustable tuner. If you turn it out it increases flow to the geyser its not the main solution but will help. If you renting the house contact the estate agent or owner it is thier responsability to sort it out.
     
  7. lIghty

    lIghty Thread Starter

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    Here some pics, don't lnow what type regulator?

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    Hey bud firstly thanx for everything yesterday all went well! Second why didn't you say you got this problem yesterday? Dad would have helped you - he's quite the DIY man at home! As soon as he gets back will ask him maybe can offer his 2c
     
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    llghty i see you got a klosy valve i do hope the spelling of this is correct otherwise someone correct me please...these valves are excellent but they do need to be overhauled from time to. See if you can get a kit for this valve...cause they do tend to stick...
     
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    lIghty Thread Starter

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    thanks,

    I did clean the screen filter, but dodn't help.
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  11. riyadhessa

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    Well buddy i think you need to call a plumber...
    Sorry man it was worth a try...
    Hope you do come right...
     
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    that might be the only option
     
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    Did you manage to sort out the problem?
     
  14. lIghty

    lIghty Thread Starter

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    Thanks Guys but no luck.....

    Will give a plumber a shout tomorrow.

    Thanks for the advise and help!
     
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