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Re: no hot water to shower since new rad was added
Take the shower head off and make sureits not clogged,, if it's not then valve has dirt in it you need to take the cartdrige out or the stem depending on the diverter and clean it out, but it does appear to be dirt, maybe solder got into the water line and came up there
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a couple of things to check on the side of the hot water system you will see a valve with a small lever
lift that lever until there is a solid stream of water coming from the pipe
that ensures that the heater tank is full
next -if you have a temperature mixer on the hot water pipe out of the tank ( stops scolds in the bath, shower sink) by controlling the temperature mix at the tank
They are known to fail and shut down the hot water supply by adding extra cold water into the system
other than that get a plumber in to fix the fault.
Type of water heater is unknown If you have single-handled faucet the faucet cartridge might be bad. If you have recirculation system, then check valve might be bad. Copy following links for troubleshoot. http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html
Do you have an expansion tank installed?
If so it is probably waterlogged.
If you come home shower etc. use lots hot water then go to bed or leave the cold water in your tank heats and expands as it heats. In the old days a toilet ballcock valve would relieve this pressure but modern toilets with diaphragm valves wont so the pt valve relieves pressure.
Installing an expansion tank on the cold water line near the heater will absorb the extra water & stop the pt valve from activating.
The tap fitting on the shower may have failed. Some of the modern fittings have a more complicated internal mechanism than the traditional taps and can fail rendering the tap inoperable. Turn off the water at the mains. First take off the tap handle and then with a spanner carefully unwind the tap spindle. Be very carefull not to use excessive force in case you damage the pipework behind. If it does not come ralatively easily leave it for someone else. When you have this out have someone crack the main valve and you should have hot water coming out. If the fitting itself is the problem you may be able to take the spindle and washer out of a standard brass garden tap and use it as a temporary fix untill you get a propper replacement. Just another thought, you may have an isolation valve on the hot water line to the bathroom. Could a kid have turned it off?
Something you can do, following your fathers logic, is to attach a hose to the drain of the tank and run water from the bottom of the tank into a drain untill all the sediment is removed (Water runs clean). This is normally done once a year as preventive maintenance on all tank type water heaters. The logic sounds good to me.
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!!!
good luck!!! tim