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Surrey Flange

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by arni, 17 Jun 2005.

  1. arni

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    I am having trouble with a shower, which has the pump located above it the the loft, which is not ideal I know but this is what I inherited from the previous owner. The problem is getting the hot water to flow properly, takes ages to get through from the hot water tank which is quite a way away on the other side of the building and on the ground floor, can take several minutes to get it working properly on a good day, no go on a bad one. The hot water feed to the shower comes from an ordinary T joint into another hot water pipe.

    I have now discovered that by turning on the shower for about a minute last thing at night it seems to overcome the problem and hot water comes through quite quickly then and first thing in the morning. It is as if by doing this I am keeping water in the pipe ready to come through the pump and that if I don't, it seems to drain back somehow . There are no leaks anywhere. There are in fact two showers, with T joints in the pipes from the pump to divert the water to them. The second shower is hardly ever used but when it is, it has exactly the same problem.

    I have read that the best place for the pump is on the floor beside the tank but also that the hot water supply should be taken from the pipe as it come out of the tank using a Surrey Flange. What I would like to ask is, what exactly is a Surrey Flange and how does it differ from an ordinary T joint?

    Many thanks in advance to those who can help!

    Arni
     
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    this screws into the top of the cylinder :D
     
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    Do a search on Surrey Flange and you'll find where I keep going on about Wessex being better and Essex best/easiest...
     
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    Many Thanks folks

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