Cold Water Tank Removal


Postby ananab_00 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:34 pm

Hi,

I'm considering converting my attic. It would only be worth doing if we removed our cold water storage tank, is this a big job and will it cost a lot?

thanks
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Postby htg engineer » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:58 pm

Removing the cold water tank - compared to coverting a loft wont cost alot.

What does the tank feed ? does it feed the heating system ?

or is it the cold storage for the bathroom taps - if it is could you get rid of the tank altogether and have mains cold water to all taps ?

Removing the tank should be easy enough - and can be done by a capable DIYer - if that's you, it wont cost anything to remove.
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Postby britkat » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:26 pm

I am also looking to remove my cold water tank.
I have an old back boiler servicing my hot water (with immersion HW tank to top up the temp).
Did I read somewhere that I cannot use a cold mains feed with my back boiler?
If I can do I just connect together the incoming cold feed and the outgoing frm the tank?
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Postby htg engineer » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:08 pm

Mains cold water will fill a tank that will provide the water for the hot water and for the heating water. You cannot connect mains cold water directly to a back boiler.

That's why I asked what it feeds - if it feeds the heating then no it cannot just be removed - unless you change to a combi.

If it is for the cold water supply to the bathroom taps - then yes it could be removed then you could connect mains cold water to all taps.
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Postby britkat » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:53 am

Thanks for the reply. I believe it feeds the backboiler.
I guess I'll need to leave it for now, until we upgrade to a condesing combi.
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