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Hi,

We decided to sterilize the water system today prior to going away on a short break/trial run and we discovered that if you turn on the shower and/or the bathroom sink taps,the kitchen taps start flowing as if we`ve switched them on.

 

This didn`t happen a few weeks ago when we tried the system out.

 

Does anyone know what`s happening? Replacing the taps is not going to be an option at the moment and am prepared to put up with it if there isn`t an easy solution. Any input would be greatly appreciated :D

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Hi,

We decided to sterilize the water system today prior to going away on a short break/trial run and we discovered that if you turn on the shower and/or the bathroom sink taps,the kitchen taps start flowing as if we`ve switched them on.

 

This didn`t happen a few weeks ago when we tried the system out.

 

Does anyone know what`s happening? Replacing the taps is not going to be an option at the moment and am prepared to put up with it if there isn`t an easy solution. Any input would be greatly appreciated :D

 

You don't say what type of taps and the set you have ! and you don't say what happens if you try and use the kitchen tap

 

But I suspect you have a micro switch system, and the tap is open ! so when you open the bathroom tap it turns the pump on

and the flow comes through the open tap in the kitchen

 

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You don't say what type of taps and the set you have ! and you don't say what happens if you try and use the kitchen tap

 

But I suspect you have a micro switch system, and the tap is open ! so when you open the bathroom tap it turns the pump on

and the flow comes through the open tap in the kitchen

 

Radiotwo

 

Yes they`re micro switch taps(look like Reich ones)

 

And NO the taps in the kitchen are closed when the water comes through when any of the bathroom taps are switched on!

Thats the mystery. ....

 

When i use the kitchen taps,the bathroom taps stay off however. So ther`s no problem there. ...

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Yes they`re micro switch taps(look like Reich ones)

 

And NO the taps in the kitchen are closed when the water comes through when any of the bathroom taps are switched on!

Thats the mystery. ....

 

When i use the kitchen taps,the bathroom taps stay off however. So ther`s no problem there. ...

 

Is there some kind of tap washer inside them that's perished & failed?

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QUOTE(Andy B @ Mar 26 2009, 01:05 AM) 242109[/snapback]
Is there some kind of tap washer inside them that's perished & failed?

 

If that was the case wouldn`t the tap be dripping/running all the time?

They`re fine when the bathroom taps are off-not even the odd drip. ...

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QUOTE(Andy B @ Mar 26 2009, 01:05 AM) 242109[/snapback]
Is there some kind of tap washer inside them that's perished & failed?
the top of the taps will pop off. it is usually a matter of adjustment,but there is a couple of washers. The tops are quite hard to put back on in the correct position. You might need to get your local dealer to do it for you . It should take them no more than 10 mins to put right.
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If that was the case wouldn`t the tap be dripping/running all the time?

They`re fine when the bathroom taps are off-not even the odd drip. ...

 

No, because the microswitch in the kitchen tap is switched off, so there's no pressure in the system. The whole system is pressurised when your bathroom tap is turned on ie the microswitch in is switched on too, so if the kitchen tap isn't holding, then it'll let water through.

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QUOTE(Andy B @ Mar 26 2009, 08:36 AM) 242131[/snapback]
No, because the microswitch in the kitchen tap is switched off, so there's no pressure in the system. The whole system is pressurised when your bathroom tap is turned on ie the microswitch in is switched on too, so if the kitchen tap isn't holding, then it'll let water through.

 

Right,that vexplains it.

Thanks for the input everyone

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