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skibob
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Apr 16th, 2012 at 4:28pm
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Hi everyone, i'v got a problem with my plumbing, No! in the house. bought an Ariston Gas water heater, but instructions not in english. We have moderate pressure comeing into the house but when it gets to the heater there is not enough pressure to get the water nice and hot. Anyone know if there is a filter in the heater. The distance from the outside waterpipe to the heater is only a few feet. Tried an on-line pump but that did not work. any ideas. Undecided
  
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Reply #1 - Apr 16th, 2012 at 7:47pm
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Reply #2 - Apr 16th, 2012 at 9:26pm
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thanks for the link, but it's not there.
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 16th, 2012 at 11:08pm
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Have you tried Googling the model number ?
  

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Reply #4 - Apr 16th, 2012 at 11:11pm
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Also, have you tried adjusting the flow rate and temperature settings with the knobs on the front (assuming it has them) ?
  

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Reply #5 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 11:08am
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Thanks, but I've done that and we have connected the heater exactly as they say. Only thing i can think of is we dont have enough water pressure, the manual says from 0.2bar to 10bar, we have 1.5 bar, so how many bar do i need for the water to be hot? i think the prob is between the outside supply and the connection to the heater, best thing to do is replace/clean pipes. Huh
  
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Reply #6 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 12:37pm
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1.5 bar should be plenty.  If anything I'd reduce the flow rate setting.  What's the flow rate from the hot tap compared to the cold tap ?  The lower the flow rate, the higher the temperature.
  

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Reply #7 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 2:44pm
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Hi Skibob.
We had this problem a while ago and it was the flow rate through the pipes to the taps and shower etc.  A way to test it is to disconnect the flow out of the boiler and let it run into a bucket.  If its nice and hot its your pipes
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 4:36pm
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Thanks guys, the flow rate from the cold tap is marginally better than the hot, think i need to check all the pipes to the heater to see if there are any filters, i took the one off the basin tap and there was muck in it. The heaters and pipework have only been on a couple of weeks. Now need to take the shower off the wall. Smiley
  
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Reply #9 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 4:48pm
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If you've got filters (flow reducers) on your taps they'll get bunged up with sand and sediment pretty quick.  First thing to check if the flow rate slows.  Tip, only screw them back in finger tight so they're easy to remove regularly OR leave them off altogether.
  

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Reply #10 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 5:52pm
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Thanks Bigyin,
Think i will leave them off altogether. Smiley
  
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Reply #11 - Apr 19th, 2012 at 9:29pm
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Hi skibob,
            Any result yet - have a similar problem to you so hoping you get "white smoke" soon - by the way are you a skier ?
  
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Reply #12 - Apr 20th, 2012 at 5:40pm
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Hi Briand,
How did you guess, Yes we love it, or used to, getting a bit long in the tooth, but we hope to ski later in the year.
Still trying to sort my hot water out.
  
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Reply #13 - Apr 20th, 2012 at 6:10pm
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Has taking the filter off the tap and turning down the flow rate on the boiler not helped.  What's the model number of your Ariston ?
  

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Reply #14 - Apr 21st, 2012 at 1:44am
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Sand and sediment in your water is OK if you are taking it with Whisky as those additives improve the taste.  Grin Grin You would never of course add water or anything else for that matter to single malt as those men of pending independence will have you strung up if they witness said event.  Angry  However they are allowed to freeze our favourite snack cover it in revolting batter and deep fry it......Ahhhh A Mars it isn't.
  
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