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Moving Hot Water Tank downstairs - Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by benmc50, 28 Jun 2008.

  1. benmc50

    benmc50

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    Hi

    Our Current hot water/heating system is a simple vented system with Cold Water Tank in the Loft and Hot Water tank on the 1st floor in the bathroom.

    Now the bathroom is not the greatest size and a large chunk is taken up my the hot water tank.

    Now downstairs we have a nice space in the utility room (Right below the bathroom) where we could locate the hot water tank ie Freeing up the space in the bathroom.

    So is there any reason I can't move my hot water tank downstairs? Will it effect the hot water pressure?

    Ben
     
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    Perfectly acceptable to do that. Hot water pressure would not change as the pressure is dictated by the height of the CWSC. How is the cylinder heated? You will need to make sure flow and return pipes to/from boiler are adequetly vented so you dont cause any air locks.

    Your main aim initially is to move cylinder and get hot water back on, via immersion if necessary. Then concentrate on heating circuit. If in doubt seek professional guidance as it could save a costly mistake, if you are at all unsure. If all went well it should be easily done in a day... plan ahead and dont start trying to buy the stuff you need the morning you need it...
     
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    It depends also on whether or not you have gravity hot water or pumped.
     
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    There will probably be central heating controls and electrics to relocate / rewire too.
     
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