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Copper v stainless steel

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by alan999, 25 Jan 2012.

  1. alan999

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    Hi
    Can anyone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of an indirect copper vented hot water cylinder over a stainless steel one.
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    None, unless there is a price difference!

    The stainless are usually a bit lighter and often have a longer warrantee.

    There was a flurry of cheaper stainless cylinders but they have all now disapeared from stock and apparently are no longer available.

    Tony
     
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    Thanks Tony
    Are the compression fittings for a conventional copper cylinder compatible with the stainless steel cylinder.
     
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    No.

    ASAIK SS cylinders have the required tappings as part of teh tank structure (welded on I presume?)

    22mm compression nut and olive probably.
     
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