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Hello to All,

How To Stop The Black Bits Coming From The Baths Hot Tap?

Just recently it has been noticed that there have been some ‘Black Bits’ coming from the just the Baths Hot Tap.

This is not noticed when using the Cold Tap or any of the other Taps that are Mixer Taps.

The Hot Water Tap is from a Gravity Fed Cylinder.

I found an American Post, on another Forum that suggests that it could be from the inside of the Flexi Pipe used from the Plastic Hot Water feed pipe to the Tap.

I believe that this is quite likely to be the source of the ‘Black Bit’ or ‘Particles’ that have started to come out of the Baths Hot Tap.

Please be Safe and Well during this pandemic Coronavirus uncertainty.

Thank You in advance for your feedback.

Kind Regards,

Daniel > DC4_DIY
 
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Hello Shaun,

Please accept my apologies for the delay with my reply to your response to my question posted.

I trust that you had a great Christmas 2020, and will have a prosperous New Year 2021, despite the Coronavirus Pandemic restrictions.

Moving Forward; I may have been fortunate enough to have resolved to plumbing issues at once.

Both the Bath Tap and Hot Shower Pump feeds share the Hot Water Cylinder outlet pipe.

A few months ago we had our loft insulated with spray foam insulation.
With the assumption that the open top Cold Water Header Tank was covered to stop any debris falling in to it.

After removing the flexible hose to the Bath Hot Water Tap and finding no debris or corrosion, by pulling a ‘J Cloth’ through it, I choose to check the Hot Water feed to the Shower Pump.

Fortunately for me and the Kitchen Ceiling below, I did have a towel to catch the water within the pipe and the Black Bits Debris.

It is assumed that the Black Bits Debris were from the Cold Header Tank via the Hot Water Cylinder.

Following this I removed all of the pipes from the Shower Pump, to find that there was some Debris within the Hot Water Feed Filter.

After cleaning the filter and re-connection of the Hot Water Pipes for the Bath and Shower Pump, there were no more Black Bits coming in to the Hot Tap in to the Bath.

And with about a 90 Degree Turn of the Shower Pump Boost Dial the Shower Pressure has been increased enough to know that you are having a shower…

(For Details Please See Other Thread; How To Stop Hot Water Tap Black Bits Debris?).

Please be Safe and Well during this Coronavirus Pandemic uncertainty.

Thank You in advance for your feedback.

Kind Regards,

Daniel > DC4_DIY
 

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