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Offline Ray

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leaky tempering valve
« on: June 15, 2011, 09:26:19 PM »
Hey, I found the tempering valve of my water cylinder mains is leaking. It only leaks (Slow drips) when hot water is used. Since it's not that major leaking, is there a easy way I can fix it myself? If it's too much of work, I'm happy to call a plumper. Just thought I may want to hear some ideas from other people first.

Attached a photo of the leaky bit.

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Ray

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Re: leaky tempering valve
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 06:30:40 PM »
where exactly is it leaking hard to see with this photo any more descriptive photos?

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Re: leaky tempering valve
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 10:08:54 PM »
where exactly is it leaking hard to see with this photo any more descriptive photos?

Here's a better photo attached.  It the seal between the plastic and the metal bit I think. Thanks for the help.

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Re: leaky tempering valve
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 08:05:54 AM »
hi, looks like a new one needs fitting, usually when they show signs like this they have reached their usefull life,if you proceed to fix this problem i would bet that in no time flat another would appear,my advise is replace it,cheers

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Re: leaky tempering valve
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 09:28:39 AM »
Cool, thanks so much for the advise. Any good plumber recommended in Henderson Heights (Auckland) area?

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Re: leaky tempering valve
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 10:46:13 AM »
Have a look here www.plumbers.co.nz to find a plumber.  ;D

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Re: leaky tempering valve
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 08:23:37 PM »
yup im with robbo ray if it was leaking at the connection point between the valve and the copper then it is a simple washer replacment job...but because it is leaking from the valve body this would suggest that the valve is reaching the end of its working life and is in need of replacment...


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