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    • #275449
      Andrew Walter

      i installed an infinity 20 LPG hws
      the problem i am having is that when the hot and cold water are both turned on the water pulses and goes from the desired temp to hot and back again, it doesnt seem to pulse when just the hot or cold are turned on or in any other fixture(basin, sink)
      the connections to and from the unit are all in 20mm cu the shower is the closest fixture to the unit,
      i have not installed many of these units and have not had a problem like this b4 any advice would be apreciated.
      cheers

    • #292134
      Robert Stephen Morton
      Participant

      Tobes. Is the cold inlet pressure to the Hws equal to cold at the outlets?
      Bob

    • #292135
      tobes
      Participant

      i would imagine so, except that the shower cold inlet is teed off from 20mm to 15mm but only about 250mm, the connection to the heater is 20mm (as recommended and has a 20 mm connection)
      why? do you think this could be the problem?

    • #292136
      bungie
      Participant

      You used a ball valve on the cold inlet ???

    • #292137
      Robert Stephen Morton
      Participant

      Tobes, have you got a watersaving shower head?
      Bob

    • #292138
      tobes
      Participant

      It does not have a water saving showerhead, and the cold water valve is a 20mm rmc duo valve (i know you dont have to use them for instantanious they just look neater) could this be the problem? as i said it is only happening in the shower and only when both taps are on the water goes hotter but never colder

    • #292139
      Robert Stephen Morton
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      Tobes, Without inspection, I believe that it could be a pressure differential problem. The infinity is a high temp Hws, Hot water will always increase in temperature.
      Are you in Australia?
      The laws relating to the installation of HWS in Australia are quite clear, have you installed the mandatory Tempering valve? You should already be aware that Hot Water BURNS.
      The implications for you as the installer are fairly onerous should any person get scalded.
      Regards Bob

    • #292140
      tobes
      Participant

      has rmc TVA50HP

    • #292141
      Robert Stephen Morton
      Participant

      Tobes. Have you checked the tempering valve accuracy?. It shouldnt have more than + or -2Deg.
      Did you check the outflow temp when full hot water was coming through? is it constant? Have you checked the filters & non return valves on the Tempering valve? Check the incoming pressure to the HWS & h&C to the Tempering Valve, also the warm & cold water pressure at the Shr.
      Regards Bob

    • #292142
      bungie
      Participant

      Dump the duo valve, use a ball valve as per the instructions. you are restricting the flow over the thermostatic coupling. Sounds like I might know summit LOL …. remove the duo valve and fit a ball valve



      DISCLAIMER

      All advice is given with-out seeing the job, and hence all advice MUST be taken as advice with limited knowledge on the exact situation. NO responsibility can or will be taken. And yes, I am a licensed Plumber and Drainer with my own business in Brisbane Australia

    • #292143
      Guest
      Participant

      seems as if you don’t know your AGA601, old feller.

    • #292144
      Robert Stephen Morton
      Participant

      Spook. This is the Plumbing Post. We have been talking about Plumbing & the changing temperatures, Bungie only mentioned that the use of a Duo valve may interfere with the flow through the Thermostat.
      I particularly dont like Duo valves because they aid water hammer.
      I feel that Tobes’s problem lays in the Tempering valve – not the heater – it most probably is caused by differential pressures? any suggestions?
      I keep thinking that if the Hws is plumbed from the 20mm water service & there is 250mm from the 20mm to the shr. Where is the HWS in relationship to the Shr? Has the water service been sized? Remembering that if there is a Tempering valve installed then say 50% of the water to the shr is warm (which is made of say 50% cold & 50% hot) & the Cold is cold. so depending on the proper functioning of the trempering valve & provided the sizing is right, providing the pressure is equal and the temperature is constant there should be no problem. Be the heating method electrical, gas or solar.
      Regards Bob

    • #292145
      tobes
      Participant

      ttok off the duo valve as advised, seems to not be pulsing any more, thanks for advice everyone much appreciated
      tobes

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