The domestic system is a heat-only gas boiler with an indirect and vented hot water cylinder in airing cupboard and a pressurised system for the radiators. The cylinder has a vent pipe at the top which usually remains cold and yet the cold feed pipe which has a column of cold water from the tank in the loft above heats up and sometimes gets hot enough to cause some turbulence as hot water slowly enters the cold water storage tank. Is this normal expansion or is it sign of a problem?
Thanks, yes I have checked that in so far as possible as it is a bendy pipe and difficult to assess any potential blockage at bends. I am considering replacing this pipe. Another idea occurs, it may be a faulty mixer valve. But that could be either sink or showers. Showers are gravity fed but with a pump fitted in airing cupboard.
Hi coupler33 No, the cold feed pipe into the cylinder should generally be cold - assuming the pipe is fed into the bottom of the cylinder. If the vent pipe in top of the cylinder is blocked expansion can only take place through the feed pipe. Regards S
OK many thanks. But maybe at the bottom of that cold feed pipe when there is no active draw off of water, some warming by conduction could occur counterbalanced by the downward pressure of water from the loft tank?
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