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Old 3rd May 2014, 23:53   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Any plumbers on here?

I definitely will martin, by the end of this Ill know this damn plumbing system inside out. Belediye are (supposedly) coming back to neighbours on Monday to check their pipes again. I'll see if they can shed any light. I shall not hold my breath....
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Old 3rd May 2014, 23:57   #12 (permalink)
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Ps Andy, from my first hand experience yesterday... **** also gushes upwards with alarming force when a belediye man gets a reverse hoover machine thingy and sits smoking a fag rather than monitoring his job. And 2 never happens for me now, I live here
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I think you should bite the bullet and pay for a good professional plumber to sort it out as you could be dealing with serious health hazards here
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If you have a silencer on your inlet valve into the WC cistern ,and the water pressure has dropped it could siphon the water back into the pipe work and your hot water system.
Rigid tubing silencers on ball valves are not advisable, ( but I have seen them on Turkish ball valves.)
Take the lid off you cistern.
Look where the water comes into the cistern, if it has a rigid tube going down towards the bottom of the cistern, that is your culprit.
It should really be a floppy polythene tube, that collapses after the water has run through it, so preventing siphoning.
I am not saying that this is the problem, only pointing out how it could possibly be this.
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If you have a silencer on your inlet valve into the WC cistern ,and the water pressure has dropped it could siphon the water back into the pipe work and your hot water system.
Rigid tubing silencers on ball valves are not advisable, ( but I have seen them on Turkish ball valves.)
Take the lid off you cistern.
Look where the water comes into the cistern, if it has a rigid tube going down towards the bottom of the cistern, that is your culprit.
It should really be a floppy polythene tube, that collapses after the water has run through it, so preventing siphoning.
I am not saying that this is the problem, only pointing out how it could possibly be this.
That is more than feasible, nonetheless to put a non-return valve onto the toilets main feed stops all that.
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As you say a one way isolation valve fitted would stop it, and be useful for work on the systern when reqd.
We installed a one way valve on our rising main up to the storage depot tank. This stops drain off of water if the mains are turned off without prior knowledge,and keeps pressure in the system which would also stop back siphoning.
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As promised, an update. Sorry, no revelation but 'think' I've figured it out thanks to you guys. The belediye have assured me the sewage incident was in no way linked to bluewatergate and was simply because they flushed the waste pipes overly gung Ho.

Now, blue water happened again. This time it came through every tap (up and downstairs and through shower) following a cough n splutter of the taps. Got a different plumber this time, he attached a flow checker thingie n back and forward flushed the main water pipes. There is no crossover, and he could not figure out why this was happening but assured me the water must be coming from the cistern, not the toilet bowl. A vague relief. The water flow into the cisterns is indeed a non collapsing pipe and I think it must be siphoning as prev suggested.
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This can be a normal occurrence. I have known this to happen at least twice and once to me. I had a solar panel water heating system installed and was getting hot water in my toilet system which melted the valve. I called a Plumber and he found the pipes had been connected the wrong way around. He swapped them over and job done. Be careful though, because most people who install a water systems are not plumbers. they just install water systems. If you have a problem they will tell you to get a "Technical" Plumber. Mine was an easy fix, you just need to get the right person. I hope this has been of some use.
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