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Upstairs we have brown sludge coming out the bathroom hot taps (both bath and basin). The cold water is clear, toilet flush is clear and down stairs hot and cold are clear.

We had new taps fitted to the bath a few months ago and the plumber used poly pipe. Could it be this? If so, surely it would only affect the bath?

The other thing is we have a 'shock hammer effect's on the pipes when turning off taps quickly and the washer causes it when filling....not sure if it's causing it or vice versa.

The sludge is small pellets that can be squished and a muddy consistency, water is brown and can be ran clear after 2-3 minutes.
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Poly pipe should not cause this do you have a tank in loft ? Have you left running for a few minutes continuously ?
The shock is due to pressure you can add isolator band reduce pressure also check all pipework is secure to prevent rattle

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What sort of water system do you have, I'm guessing a hot water cylinder?

If so have a look in the large cistern in the loft to see what the water looks like. At the same time see if you can find the header cistern for the heating (it'll be a lot smaller), if you don't find one it might be a clue :wink:

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No, we have a combi boiler. No tanks at all in the house, if I leave it running it does clear after a few minutes. But then the next day it returns, again only in the upstairs taps.


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My suspicion is tap I would replace or to confirm you can remove pipework and connect temporary tap into pipework and test does problem occur on cold or hot or both ?

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Sounds as if you have some old steel barrel pipework in the upstairs feed. It might be useful to collect some of the brown water and drop a magnet into it :wink:

Only remedy is to renew it

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multiman wrote:
My suspicion is tap I would replace or to confirm you can remove pipework and connect temporary tap into pipework and test does problem occur on cold or hot or both ?

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Both hot taps, sink and basin.


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Quite sure it is not small beads? (thinking resin core spit on water softener?), but only on hot-taps, so probably not. Combi-mate or similar fitted under boiler? just a thought.


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