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I live in a 1930s 3 bed semi in Leeds, just had a new condensing combi Baxi boiler fitted. The hot water cylinder was removed from the bathroom, but the cold water tank and header tank are still in the loft. First question, are they both redundant now, so can be removed?
I'm fitting loft insulation this week and the instructions I've read say don't insulate under the cold water tank as it can freeze. Question Two, is that advice now irrelevant considering my first point above?
]I would agree with the previous posts in that the header tank and cylinder are now redundant. However be carefull with the storage tank as will not be the first one to left in to supply cold water to the bathroom/toilet. If it is empty then it would save to say that all cold water in the house is now feed directly from the mains. Yes there will be capping off required.
cheers guys, I just went for it as they were both empty!! Hacked through the three copper pipes connected to the big plastic tank and the two pipes connected to the smaller tank. I was confident it would be ok cos in the bathroom airing cupboard were 4 sawn off pipes leading from the loft, so I guessed my boiler installer had just sawn through them so he could get the hot water tank out and scrap it. There are also two other pipes coming from the ground floor up into the bathroom that look like they've been connected with a short piece of piping.
The CH and taps are all working, so I guess what I did must have been Ok !!
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