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Reason for usual HW shutoff valve location

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by phloaw, 23 Oct 2020.

  1. phloaw

    phloaw

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    In a conventional system, the standard arrangement is to have a gate valve on the (typically 28mm) cold feed pipe from cistern to cylinder.
    Out of curiosity, I was wondering why you won't find it on the hw pipe (typically 22mm) going out of the cylinder instead.
    Of course, positioned after the vent tee.

    Since the valve would have a smaller diameter, it would be cheaper.

    So why? Maybe because it would need to withstand possibly higher temperatures?

    It's just an academic question, but I'm curious :)
     

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    One on the cold feed would let you drain the HW cylinder as well if need be.
     
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