HOT WATER CYLINDER UPGRADE


Postby tpjcleary » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:00 pm

IF IAM REPLACEING OR REPOSITIONING A HOT WATER CYLINDER ON A PRIMARY GRAVITY HOT WATER SYSTEM, DOES THE SYSTEM NEED TO BE CONVERTED TO FULLY PUMPED
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Postby plumbbob » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:10 pm

Not unless you want to for better economy and control.
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Postby rosebery » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:19 pm

Yes it does and I'm afraid that replacing a cylinder is now notifiable work irrespective of whether its vented or unvented. If you are going unvented you'll need a qualified plumber (he doesn't have to be an RGI) with a G3 ticket. For vented unless you are able to self certify then you must get Building Control involved if you plan to do it yourself.

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Postby tpjcleary » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:46 pm

THANKS FOR THE REPLYS ABOUT GRAVITY HOTWATER SYSTEM
TO ROSEBERY & PLUMBOB
UNFORTUNETLY IT LEAVES ME IN A DILEMA. AS ONE SAYS YES YOU CAN
AND THE OTHER SAYS YOU CANT
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Postby rosebery » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:30 pm

Sorry for delayed reply. The truth is that Part L1B doesn't actually stipulate that you MUST upgrade to fully pumped so PB is strictly correct. However, it advises that you should upgrade and I would consider it good practice anyway. So I always advise peeps that they should upgrade. Its actually up to them to take that advice or not.

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