Leaking cold water tank

24 Oct 2003
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Looked in the airing cupbard today and notice towels wer wet. On closer examination I noticed a small drip of water from the underside of the cold water tank at the top of the airing cupbard.

I'm not sure if the water is originating from where a pipe comes from the bottom the the tank or from the tank body itself. I think the tank is original to the house (built in mid-60s) and seems to be galvanised steel and is 25 gallon.

I'm guessing wherever the water is coming from the tank is probably ready to be replaced with a modern plastic tank.

I will get some quotes from local plumbers I will choose from the Yellow pages.

Thanks for you help.
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Here we go again, whatever it costs I will add on an extra 20% for whingeing pensioners, particularly if they keep telling me how old they are every five minutes.
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Thank you very much for kindly directing me to the new forum rules. I wasn't aware that they existed in their current form, since I have not visited the site for some time until recently.

What a nice bunch of shining wits you all are!
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I'm 85 you know, I'm 85 you know, do you want cash, I dont have a bank account, it's under me mattress, I'm 85 you know, if I was 10 years younger I'd be chasing you, (and I'd be friggin running) here's a wad of money, I'm 85 you know, do you want cash, do you want a deposit, I'm 85 you know,
how much will it be, an extra £40.00 if you tell me how old you are again :mad: your boilers spilling fumes and pumping out CO and your flue pipes asbestos and falling to bits, can I turn it off, oh no dont turn it off, I'm 85 you know, it didn't need a vent for the last 50 years and I will selloptape it up after you have gone, I'm 85 you know blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhggggggggggggggggggggggggg
Just to let you know (as I'm sure you are really interested ;) ).

I've had a few quotes and a nice friendly helpful local plumber person is coming on Monday to put me a new tank in :)

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