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Vented hot water cylinder replacement.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by sww, 13 Mar 2011.

  1. sww

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    The cold feed connection to my 30 year old cylinder is leaking at the shell. Instead of going through the processs of draining down to try to repair it I thought it might just be a good time to replace the cylinder with a new one.
    Existing install is copper pipe all round. Question is can I use cPVC pipe work connected direct to the cylinder in the replacement instead of copper pipe. This would be for cold feed, hot water outlet, vent and heating coil inlet/outlet.
     
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    why not?

    :)

    other than looking shyte that is
     
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    Hard night last ninght? :D
    Overheat, boiling water.......
     
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    i must have had

    so we cannot fit push fit on heating systems now?

    on to hot taps?

    am I missing summink.

    :)

    i wanna go home my head hurts
     
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    No, not on the boiler connections, only after certain distance.
     
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    Yes i was aware of thatg

    but not bwing alllowed to connect to a cylinder is new to me




    :)
     
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    :mrgreen:

    Gotta love that plastic , makes for a great looking job. :p ..............having never used plastic i would guess experiance is needed when joining this stuff?

    Can't beat the look of plastic pipe & fittings when fitting out boiler rooms/cylider cupboards. :LOL:
     
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    No idea if it is legally allowed or not, but even if it were, it would be a really bad idea.
     
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    again other than looking really shyte why?
     
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    Still same reason as stated above.
     
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    but no reg that forbids it??

    no MI's that say no?
     
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    no reason not to fit plastic other than asthetics, as already said the only place you cant use it is direct connection to the boiler (and of course gas pipework).
     
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    does look like a total shyet house though

    Yuck
     
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    I used Speedfit last week for the hot connection on a cylinder, I also use it for the cold feed connections if I can clip it properly, nothing wrong with it as far as I am concerned.
     
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