Very hot water upstairs, not as hot downstairs.

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by AnthB, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. AnthB

    AnthB Guest

    Ok then bought a house in February that had new CH installed the
    previous September (ducted air out, combi in)

    Previous owner left a note saying if the water isn't hot enough, close
    the tap a bit. We were well aware of this with certain combis.

    Anyway the other half is constantly complaining about how the kitchen
    tap doesn't run hot enough and the dishes aren't as clean as they used
    to be in the last house. I argue with her to close the tap a bit but
    have thes inkling in the back of my mind she's right somehow.

    On a side note, I don't think it's the water temparature that's
    affecting the washing up but the water itself. We only moved a couple
    of miles but even a cup of tea isn't what it was like in the old house.

    Anyway,

    In comparison however, there's an abundance of hot water in the
    bathroom and you can open the taps fully without a problem. The shower
    is heaven and you have to run the cold too as it comes out so hot. Way
    hotter than it would come out of the kitchen taps at that pressure.

    I can expect the answer but is this common?
     
    AnthB, Jun 22, 2005
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  2. AnthB

    TheScullster Guest

    > even a cup of tea isn't what it was like in the old house.

    Plastic instead of lead feed pipe?
     
    TheScullster, Jun 22, 2005
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  3. AnthB

    Set Square Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    AnthB <> wrote:

    > Ok then bought a house in February that had new CH installed the
    > previous September (ducted air out, combi in)
    >
    > Previous owner left a note saying if the water isn't hot enough, close
    > the tap a bit. We were well aware of this with certain combis.
    >
    > Anyway the other half is constantly complaining about how the kitchen
    > tap doesn't run hot enough and the dishes aren't as clean as they used
    > to be in the last house. I argue with her to close the tap a bit but
    > have thes inkling in the back of my mind she's right somehow.
    >
    > On a side note, I don't think it's the water temparature that's
    > affecting the washing up but the water itself. We only moved a couple
    > of miles but even a cup of tea isn't what it was like in the old
    > house.
    >
    > Anyway,
    >
    > In comparison however, there's an abundance of hot water in the
    > bathroom and you can open the taps fully without a problem. The
    > shower is heaven and you have to run the cold too as it comes out so
    > hot. Way hotter than it would come out of the kitchen taps at that
    > pressure.
    >
    > I can expect the answer but is this common?


    Is *all* the hot water heated instantly by the combi - or do you also have a
    stored hot water system?

    The house must have had a stored hot water system with hot air heating. Has
    that been retained? If so, it would account for a good flow to the bath taps
    compared with a pathetic flow to the kitchen tap. [If you do have stored hot
    water, check how it is heated. Hopefully, the CH side of the combi will have
    been zoned into a true CH zone and a HW zone. But it might *just* be heated
    by an immersion heater - in which it will be costing you an arm and a leg
    compared to heating it with gas].
    --
    Cheers,
    Set Square
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    Set Square, Jun 22, 2005
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