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Where should I locate the pump

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by lxbn, 16 Aug 2004.

  1. lxbn

    lxbn

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    I have to decide whether to have a floor standing boiler v a wall mounted one (I am leaning towards the wall mounted for access and design reasons). With the floor standing the pump will be sited on the ground floor with the boiler as opposed to having it sited on the second floor and the boiler mounted on the wall on the ground floor. My question is, are there any advantages/disadvantages, effeciency-wise circulation etc., in where the pump is located or does it make no difference at all. The property is medium to large with a possibility of having a loft room in the future.
     
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    The floor immediately above the ground floor is the first floor. Is this the floor you meant?
     
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    The whole layout - order of pipes - is very important. But the pump is just a part of that layout. Which floor the pump ends up on, or its distance form the boiler, is in principle unimportant.
     
  4. lxbn

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    sorry oilman, yes I did mean the floor above the ground, not second. It is a four bed house.

    The installer will alter the layout of the pipework - for the better I hope although the present system with the floor mounted configuration is working OK. But even I can see that the current layout is not ideal. The hot water tank is not thermostat controlled and the boiler has four pipes coming out of it - two for the hot water cylinder and two for the heating. The boiler (and system) are quite old and venerable, at least 30 plus years I've been told - I've lived with it for a good fifteen years!
     
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