Confused DIY ER


Postby mikeloker » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:03 pm

Preparing for a bothroom re-design, first job to put tank in loft, hence the problem

The existing tank has the cold header tank on top, two hot outfeeds, and ? 1 cold outfeed that appears to come from the bottom of the cold header tank and feeds the downstairs system.

To add to the confusion, the immersion is at the bottom with what appears to be a temp probe half way up the tank, confusing :cry:

Can I do away with the cold feed from the header by plumbing into the mains.
Do I need a tank with a seperate temp probe capability.

Can anyone recomend a suitable tank, imersion combination.
Tank will only be required to serve four hand basins and the kitchen, but my wife uses an aweful lot of hot water !! :roll:

Please, turn me from :cry: to :D
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Postby johnb » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:15 pm

hi mikeloker the two pipes on side of tank are the flow /return to boiler the cold from the top tank is i think the hot supply down to floor the thermostat on side of cylinder is connected to boiler and controls the h/w temp, you need to drain the central heating [ turn boiler of first]then extend pipes and wiring to loft dont forget a good supported plastic overflow is essential all the best john
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