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Leak in Hot Water System?

  • 20-03-2023 1:53pm
    Registered Users Posts: 24,138 ✭✭✭✭

    I think we must have a leak in our hot water system somewhere: I can hear the tank in the attic constantly filling (replaced ballcock a month ago and nothing coming out the overflow - water level never getting high enough) and when we heat a tank of water it's cold again within an hour or so (new insulated steel tank installed a month ago or so). I've looked at every connection I have access to and checked around the walls where I believe the pipes are etc. but can see no indication of a leak or dampness etc. (thinking this could mean there's a leak in a pipe run under the ground floor?).

    Am I best to go straight to a leak detection firm or to call out a general plumber?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 waterleak

    Did you get sorted

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,138 ✭✭✭✭Sleepy

    Well, the leak is fixed - a joint gave on the hot water pipe from the tank to the kitchen so right under the sitting room floor. Have just about finished drying out the room with commercial dehumidifiers and about to begin putting everything right again: self levelling compound for the floor, re-painting the room, new flooring and skirting etc.

    Ended up having to put in an insurance claim.