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Cold water tap not working, house heating not as strong.

Our kitchen Cold water tap has stopped working, either no water comes out or just a trickle. The hot water tap works as well as the bathroom taps. We have noticed as well that the heating is not as strong as before.

Last week we had the control box that control the heating (gas) replaced as the last one broke. I dont know if this has any relation to the problem. We had some cold weather last week but this week the temperatures are above freezing so probably not a frozen pipe. Perhaps a faulty tap ?

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Okay let's trouble shoot this problem. The Hot water issue may just be that your Temp. control is not set as high as it was before it was replaced. Find the control on the water heater and check the setting. You can adjust it hotter from there, but it is not recomended to set it all the way to HOT. Just increase it at small adjustments and see if the water gets hotter. The Cold Water Tap issue.....Turn off the Cold and Hot water supply lines to the faucet. Remove the Cold water tap. VERY SLOWLY TURN ON THE COLD WATER SUPPLY and see if you get water coming out of the line. If you get water, then your line is okay. Inspect the valve to see if there is any debris in or on it. Clean and reinstall both taps and turn back on the water. It should work. Now if you turn the water on SLOWLY when the Cold water tap is removed, and no water comes out, Then you know you have an issue with the line going to the cold water side. (Frozen Line, Debris in supply line valve, Broken or Leaking Water Line) I hope this assists you........Joe

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