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I am getting hotwater downstairs but not upstairs, what could the problelm be?

I get hot water downstairs but not upstairs, not sure what the problem could be. I have got the dial turned up full and still nothing...it is luke warm water

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the problem there a relay stuck or thermostat bring on the pump & you can lower your high limit aquastat!! also the flow valves can bypass hot hot water risers time to put in a seperate water heater domestic coil are not energy efficient !!!! aquastat high limit set @ 180f deg low limit set @ 140f deg!!!
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Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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SOURCE: boiler shuts down repeatidly

i think you will find that instead of modulating as demand requires the boiler is overheating and then re operating after the safety thermostat has operated.
i wilud put some de scaler into the main heat exchanger circuit or add it to the radiators and let it circulate for a while.
also make sure the pump is operating properly to ensure proper water flow.

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SOURCE: no water coming from my hot water taps, upstairs

Is there any water at all coming out? If not turn the cold water tap on the hot water tank on.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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SOURCE: extreme hot water then to consistent luke warm

Possible thermostat problem. Are you experienced enough in that area to do some testing. Have a multimeter? If not experienced, don't try it, too dangerous. Call in a service person.

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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