Gas Work Question

Shower (non-electrical) going cold - uses hot water from baxi combi boiler & manual shower mixer. the pressure guage on th combi boiler keeps dropping and the water needs topping up.

Any ideas on the likely cause/cost?

3 Answers

Best Answer

if you are topping up the water in the boiler it means that you have a leak in the system, possibly from the relief valve,find where the pipe is on the outside and put a contaimner under it and check if it collects any water, if it does not then you have a leak elswhere,regards Terry.

Answered 20th Jun 2011

tm property services

Member since 9 Mar 2011

If the pressure drops on your combi, uou have a leak on your central heating pressurised side. Check all the radiator valves and bleed valves, if no obvious signs of water, then inspect under the boiler itself- any water?
Then it becomes a little more difficult as you will need a qualified plumber or heating engineer to trace the water leak.
The fault is not with your shower, combi's are designed so as they willnot ignite when the pressure drops below 0.8-1.0 bar.
Post as a job, get some quotes.

Answered 20th Jun 2011

Pro Finishing Services

Member since 12 Jan 2010

you must a leak in the system somewhere thats why the water pressure keeps dropping

Answered 20th Jun 2011

clark&mccarthy building & carpentry ltd

Member since 3 Apr 2011

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