Ask a tradesman
Unvented cylinder noise when hot water demand
Hi, I’ve got an unvented cylinder and over the last few days it’s started making really loud noises when there’s a hot water demand,
For example I turn the bath tap, and for around 30 seconds there’s a loud, humming or even the sound a drill makes, coming from the cupboard, and then it just stops and works as normal.
It seems to be getting louder and lasting for longer.
Any ideas what this could be?
5 Answers from MyBuilder Plumbers
New Romney • Member since 15 Nov 2016 • 32 jobs, 100% positive feedback
get a g3 registered plumber to look at it.
Answered 29th Feb 2020
You will definitely need a G3 registered Plumber.
If you have Megaflo then the air pocket within the cylinder need periodically recharging....all you need is to discharge water from pressure relief valve into tundish until the gargling of water finishes.
If you have other Hot water cylinder then there could be other possibilities as well like sediment buildup or the water pressure is very high.
Cozy Home Improvements Ltd
Answered 1st Mar 2020
I totally agree with the other answer, unvented boilers can be dangerous if not mentained properly, get an unvented expert ASAP, Regards, Alex
Answered 7th Mar 2020
Hi it sounds like the pump is on it’s way out
Answered 13th Mar 2020
Yes to check the cylinder for faults you will require a G3 registered plumber but on many occasions I have found the problem to be s faulty fill valve in the toilet which causes water hammer
Answered 13th Mar 2020
Add pump to gravity hot water system or change to unvented cylinder?
Hi, I currently have a gravity hot water system - have a 110x60x60 water tank in the loft, the water pressure in the bathrooms (3...
Can I continue using a heating and hot water system with a noise hot water cylinder for a few days?
I have a Potterton Promax SL Range boiler with Megaflo Unvented Indirect SystemFit Hot water Cylinder, controlled by a Danfoss...
No water from hot taps
I have an open vented system. The flow of water from my hot taps lessened over a few hours and then just stopped. There is no hot...
FOGHORN when drawing hot water but only after the water tank has been heated.
I have actually asked this question before, about 3 years ago I think. Unfortunately the problem has re-occured but I think this...
Post your job to find high quality tradesmen and get free quotes
- All Questions
- Architectural Services
- Bathroom Fitting
- Carpentry & Joinery
- Carpet & Lino
- Central Heating
- Chimneys & Fireplaces
- Conversions - General
- Damp Proofing
- Demolition & Waste Clearance
- Fascias, Soffits & Guttering
- Gas Work
- Groundwork & Foundations
- Hard Flooring
- Kitchen Fitting
- Landscape Gardening
- Loft Conversions
- New Builds
- Painting & Decorating
- Restoration & Refurbishment
- Security Systems
- Tree Surgery