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    • YMul
    • By YMul 10th Jan 19, 10:42 PM
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    Foghorn Noise when using hot water
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    • 10th Jan 19, 10:42 PM
    Foghorn Noise when using hot water 10th Jan 19 at 10:42 PM
    Hi
    Please can i get some advice.

    When i switch the hot water tap on from upstairs or downstairs in my house there is a loud foghorn noise and i have checked in the loft and it seems to be coming from the cold water tank. When i lift the ball valve to stop the water coming in the noise stops immediately or it stops if i switch the stop tap off completely. The noise when i switch the tap on will last for around a minute and then stop.
    What could be the cause and what type of ball valve is needed for the cold water tank, would it be part 1 or part 2?
    Thanks in advance for your help.
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    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 10th Jan 19, 10:56 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 10:56 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 10:56 PM
    you can just replace the diaphragm washer in the cold tank ball valve for a couple of quid or replace the whole valve for not much more:

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/pegler-float-valve-part-2/27627
    • Whitterbod
    • By Whitterbod 11th Jan 19, 8:02 PM
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    • #3
    • 11th Jan 19, 8:02 PM
    • #3
    • 11th Jan 19, 8:02 PM
    also get a new float for the valve as they go brittle with age
    Thats a good idea thanks muchly..
    • owen_money
    • By owen_money 11th Jan 19, 8:34 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 8:34 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 8:34 PM
    Do you live by the sea? Do you hear it only on foggy days?
    One man's folly is another man's wife. Helen Roland (1876 - 1950)
    • tonyd123
    • By tonyd123 11th Jan 19, 9:04 PM
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    • #5
    • 11th Jan 19, 9:04 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 9:04 PM
    i would go for a part 1 ball valve ...just saying,
    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 13th Jan 19, 5:15 PM
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    • #6
    • 13th Jan 19, 5:15 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 5:15 PM
    i would go for a part 1 ball valve ...just saying,
    Originally posted by tonyd123
    I wouldn't seeing as it's not the right part
    I'm only here while I wait for Corrie to start.

    You get no BS from me & if I think you are wrong I WILL tell you.
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