DIY Doctor

Galvanised water tank

Postby bluenun » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:28 pm

I am buying a 1968 built flat and had a survey done. Just read the report and 1 point noted was that there are Galvanised water tanks in the loft.

The surveyor recommended that the tanks are changed for plastic ones.
I can't get hold of the surveyer yet so thought I would ask here.

Is it a health issue why he recommends changing them or another reason?

If I change them, how much do new plastic tanks and associated fittings cost?

There is only a small loft hatch for access so I do not see how I would get the old tanks down and the new tanks up.
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 73
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:39 pm


Simply Build It

Postby plumbbob » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:47 pm

He is recommending replacement tanks most probably because of their age and therefore are likely to be corroded.

It is possible the original tanks were installed before the building was completed so there could be installation complications. You need to Google header tanks and do a little research about sizes and costs.
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 1891
Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 9:59 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics