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Quick question about thermal stores

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mogget, 22 Jun 2014.

  1. mogget

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    Just a quick question about thermal stores, hopefully while Drivel isn't about.

    Have they improved or are they still as awful as they were?

    Reason I ask, is that I would like mains pressure hot water one day, but would like to DIY it, and I don't have a G3 ticket. Also I would like to avoid the yearly service cost. I've lived in a few places with combi's and didn't like them. Thanks.
     
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  3. Dan Robinson

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    Get/Make one with an external plate and they're fine if sized carefully.

    Avoid over-sizing unless using renewables or solid fuel.
     
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  4. mogget

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    Thanks Dan - I'm sure I am quite capable of making something once I've done a few calcs.
     
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    Twin coil cylinder and bolt a plate hx on the side.
     
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    I guess technically, if it has an external ss hx it's a Heatbank?

    Is Dr Drivel aka Water Systems etc still with us? Not read anything of his for a while??!!
     
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    AlexCarp we think was the latest Dickie
    :LOL:
     
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    I have a suspicion Brightonguy was the pseudonym he used prior to that. At one point he was commenting on his own thread.... http://www.diynot.com/forums/plumbing/atmos-or-intergas.375664/ :LOL:

    Dead giveaway is every thread Drivel gets involved in seems to get locked...... He even managed to upset the sparks and get several threads locked in that section. :rolleyes:
     
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    If he posts here I will be ignoring him, he's had more aliases than I've had hot dinners, but no amount of underlining, bold type and insults will ever convince me he has a clue :LOL:
     
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    Don't see how he doesn't have a clue. This was a system design he advocated......
    http://imageshack.com/a/img151/3707/pict0001vwz.jpg

    Weather compensated flow through an integrated thermal store with dhw coil.
    The store acts as a buffer to prevent cycling and also acts as a low loss header.
    Not to shabby eh? And its a real miser on oil consumption.
     
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    Is this some kind of confession Nobby?
     
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    A person who never makes a mistake, never makes anything.

    Put that as your signature instead dom. :idea:

    That's the hardware btw. Now go and do a google on how its done. :LOL:
     
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    :rolleyes:

    It is hardly rocket science.
     

  15. Whats that lot feeding? 7 rads and 1 bathroom i bet :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :mrgreen:
     
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    You stick to feeding the two up two down council estate hovels with your crappy combi's. :LOL:
     
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    Not too shabby?? More elbows than an octopus!! Did you leave your bending machine at home??
     
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