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Vented Thermal Store Installation

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ian1984, 20 Jun 2018.

  1. ian1984


    20 Jun 2018
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    United Kingdom
    Hi - I need to replace an old vented thermal store because the eco7 immersion has gone and the plumber has advised that it's seized in place and the whole tank will need to be replaced.

    The tank in question is a Gledhill Torrent (which I don't think are made now) but I've looked around and it seems like this is the most suitable replacement (plumber has agreed):


    I'm thinking of installing this myself with the help of a friend as it seems to just be cold water in, hot water out, an overflow and the wiring of two immersion heaters. We're both reasonably competent with basic plumbing and we've worked with immersion heaters before as we both used to work for an industrial filtration company where they were regularly used. This heater if also pretty identical to the old Gledhill one in terms of components too, so I'm assuming it will be an easy enough swap.

    Does anyone know if these are straight forward enough for self-installation? The plumbers quote to fit is £450, and this has come at a bad time money wise so trying to save a bit where I can.

    I'm reasonably confident that we could fit this, but my main concern is whether or not a vented thermal store needs to have any kind of official certification when installed? Do they need to be properly commissioned or anything?

    Any advice much appreciated!

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