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Moving header tank

Postby dns » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:14 pm

Hi guys and girls,

My flat has a conventional hot water cylinder with immersion heaters, fed from a header tank positioned just above it in the airing cupboard.

I've got a large loft, so was wondering about maybe moving the header tank. I'd be able to place it immediately above where it is now.

I'm thinking of doing this simply so I have a lot more storage space in the airing cupboard. I have a pump on both the hot and cold water, so the pressure is great regardless of how high the header tank is.

I'm a fairly competent plumber, no problem with soldering etc, but have never moved a header tank before.

Anyone got any tips for me? Anything I should be aware of before I start?

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Postby plumbbob » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:50 pm

Try to avoid lengthy horizontal pipe runs.

Other than that, it should be straightforward providing you support the tank sufficiently and lag it well. Make sure it has a tight fitting lid to avoid nasties getting in and contaminating the water.
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Postby dns » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:06 am

Thanks plumbbob.

The new tank will be immediately above the old one, so barely any horizontal run.

It's got a sealed lid so nothing should get in.

Cheers for the tips.
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