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Have come back from a week away to find that the hot tap in my kitchen is only working at 1/4 pressure and stops altogether after 2 minutes. The water is fully hot and all other taps in the house upstairs and down are working as normal.

Any tips on what I might be able to do to fix this before calling a plumber ? Thanks.

 

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RE: Can Any Plumbing Experts Help ?

Jacko wrote:

Have come back from a week away to find that the hot tap in my kitchen is only working at 1/4 pressure and stops altogether after 2 minutes. The water is fully hot and all other taps in the house upstairs and down are working as normal.

Any tips on what I might be able to do to fix this before calling a plumber ? Thanks.

 

I am not a plumbing expert, but fitting a new tap mechanism is not that hard (google should help). What sort of tap is it (ceramic or rubber washer)? Was it installed by a plumber (in which case if you look in the sink should find a valve on the pipe that will enable you to turn it off with a screwdriver) or an idiot? If it is only 1 tap that is not working, it seems likely that this is the cause. A whole new tap mechanism is quite cheap.

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RE: Can Any Plumbing Experts Help ?

This happened to me once, last year i think, i just called the housing association & they called a plumber, it took the plumber about five minutes to change the inside of the tap & the job was done. Smile

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