Hot water cylinder


Postby Tryin2B » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:36 am

I am fitting a shower pump and want to install a Surrey flange to the top of the HW cylinder but the existing nut on top of cylinder won't come loose - it's in good condition and not corroded. Have tried sustained force against wrench, hammer blows to wrench, heating the nut, applying lubricant etc but it won't budge. Don't want to damage cylinder by using excessive force. Any help in solving problem very much appreciated.

If all fails and I can't install the Surrey flange what problems would I have by just taking the hot feed to the pump from the existing pipe out of the top of the cylinder?
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Postby karlos840 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:39 pm

You have to fit a surrey flange, or change the cylinder if you don't , the hot water will run out in only a few minutes.
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Postby karlos840 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:41 pm

[quote="Tryin2B"]I am fitting a shower pump and want to install a Surrey flange to the top of the HW cylinder but the existing nut on top of cylinder won't come loose - it's in good condition and not corroded. Have tried sustained force against wrench, hammer blows to wrench, heating the nut, applying lubricant etc but it won't budge. Don't want to damage cylinder by using excessive force. Any help in solving problem very much appreciated.

If all fails and I can't install the Surrey flange what problems would I have by just taking the hot feed to the pump from the existing pipe out of the top of the cylinder?

Hot water will run out in only a few minutes. :roll:
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Postby Perry525 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:16 pm

You are of course aware that you must have a water meter, it you have a power shower?
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