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Shed for outside break tank

Discussion in 'Building' started by Gary_Funwick, 16 Aug 2019.

  1. Gary_Funwick

    Gary_Funwick

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    Hi

    I have acquired a wooden tongue and groove bike shed for the purpose of housing a cold water break tank and pump. The tank will be insulated (as per WRAS req) requirements but I also plan to insulate the shed. Reading the various insulated shed threads I was planning celotex on the walls and roof, a waterproof membrane, then the insulation used on underfloor heating ,then ply for the floor.

    That sound OK. There'll never be any people in it, just a big (500L) tank of cold water and a pump. Does it in fact need insulating at all (it will be against an east facing wall and a south facing fence)? I'm looking to keep it cool as much as guard against freezing.

    Anything else I should look out for?

    Cheers

    GF
     
  2. Hugh Jaleak

    Hugh Jaleak

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    Insulation will only retain whatever heat in in there to start with, for a period of time. I would be looking at putting in some kind of frost protection, if the pump freezes and cracks, it could prove expensive.
     
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