moving hot water cylinder


Postby blues1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:02 pm

is it possible to move hwc into the loft space? there is enough height to raise the cold storage tank, any advice would be welcomed, many thanks
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Postby Perry525 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:41 pm

Yes!
It is always a good idea. Each home I have bought, I have always done that.
When raising the cold tank, do leave enough room round it, to enable you to see inside and to access the ball valve should it require attention.
As far as the hot cylinder is concerned, most leak about one kilowat of heat over 24 hours, therefore,, you must add extra insulation, build a box round it with about five inches of polystyrene all round to keep the heat in. Fill the spaces with fibre glass.
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Postby htg engineer » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:35 pm

Yes it is, as long as you can have a contiuous rise on the pipework.


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