Cold water storage tank!!!

5 Oct 2004
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United Kingdom
Hello members,

I have a pump based central heating system and gravity based hot water system. Which means I have 1 copper tank downstairs and 2 cold water open-air tanks upstairs.

Mine is a flat roof house, so I don't have a loft, the cold water tanks are on the 1st floor, on top of a cupboard/ wardrobe close to the ceiling.

One of the cold water tanks is small and I think its called feeder tank that feeds the central heating. The other one is the bigger one and I think its just cold water storage for the house, as it feeds all the cold water taps/ pipes.

My question is can I have it removed and feed all the cold water taps direct from the mains water supply. My neighbours who have had combi boilers installed have had all 3 of their tanks removed and I really need to have that BIG COLD WATER TANK removed, so I can use that space by removing that cupboard for bathroom extension.

Many thanks in advance for your replies.
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The big cold water tank probably feeds the hot water cylinder as well, so you need it anyway for that, unless you go for a combi boiler or an unvented mains pressure hot water cylinder.
There is also an expensive solution - you can get mains hot water tanks but aroung £600. That's if you really need stored hot water.
Best bet is a combi boiler - you'll get better showers without needing a power shower as well.

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