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Water tanks inf the attic

Postby glenn alpha » Fri May 11, 2007 7:36 am

Hi all

I'm planning on flooring my attic space in a 1940s semi-detached house. The house has gas heating (which therefore heats the water) but still has several old water tanks in the attic. Is it ok to remove these (provided they fit through the access)?

In addition to 2 quite large water tanks there is another smaller tank with a ballcock, which is connected to the outside wall by a small pipe. This small tank is very dry looking and doesn't look like any water has been in it for quite sometime. What is this tank for and is it ok to remove it? Is there a possibility that this acts as some sort of overflow from outside?

Thanks in advance

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Postby thedoctor2 » Fri May 11, 2007 2:46 pm

Your tank seems to me to be a header tank , used to top up a heating system either now or at some time in the past , take care not to remove it untill you have checked that its not connected to any thing , or you just might be in a to say . a bit of bother there
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