hot water cylinder location

9 Oct 2010
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Is it possible to locate my hot water cylinder on the ground floor. It is currently in the attic with the cold water tank, but I am wanting to convert the attic to a room. I don't really want to change the boiler to a combi as we would have to loose the power shower. The cylinder could sit in the utility room next to the boiler.
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Yes, you can fit it on the ground. But buy a new one and run your pipe work to that. The cold water tank will still need to be in the loft.

Come on Nige, you know and I know that the current hot water cylinder will be an old one. By buying a new cylinder, the op can fit the cylinder and do all the pipe work up to the first floor, doing the work over a weekend or evenings. Then when it's all in place they can make the new connections to old pipe work. Nige, you know it makes sense.

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Thanks, you have saved me a few hundred quid and having to have (in my experience) a troublesome combi boiler.
Could go the whole hog and get an unvented cylinder fitted...but that few hundred quid saved would soon be a few hundred spent!
If it`s so old that it`s got a jacket - then yes scrap it - if it`s foamed and not corroded @ all save £. It`d take years to pay it back on the " faster" re-heat time of a new one .

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