water tank problem

Old 08-08-05, 02:14 PM
matt w-s
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water tank problem

I have just fitted a new bathroom suite. I now have a problem with very low water pressure upstairs. However the water pressure has never been that great. I can tell you that i have a gravity fed water system upstairs that is supplied by a tank in the roof. The tank is full and the gatevalve appears to be open. I have also fitted an isolation valve and flexi hoses to each item in the bathroom.
Can someone please tell me what has gone wrong, or what can i do to solve this problem of very slow water flow.
Old 08-08-05, 06:32 PM
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matt w-s, Welcome to the DIT Forums.
With your system, there are only a couple things that can be wrong. Clogged pipes or that gate valve. Since the bathroom suite is new, I would go with the gate valve. Sometimes they drop the gate or the seal part of the valve becomes plugged up and causes a reduction of flow. I like to use ball valves but if I install a gate valve, I put the handle on a 45 degree ange so sediment cannot build up in the seal porion on the bottom of the valve. Good luck.

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