Monthly Archives: April 2016

Part 3 ball valve

Check Part 3 ball valve prices at B&Q Side entry Part 3 ball valve Bottom entry Part 3 ball valve A Part 3 ball valve or diaphragm ball valve is a ball valve made to British Standard specification 1212, Part 3. It consists … Continue reading

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Hot water cylinder

The hot water cylinder, often referred to as the hot water tank, is a vessel designed for heating and storing hot water for use in the home. It is typically made out of copper, and has a concave base for structural integrity. The … Continue reading

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Broken coil

A broken coil refers to a fault in a hot water cylinder in which the coil inside the cylinder is perforated, allowing water from the central heating circuit inside the coil to mix with water in the hot water cylinder. Overview … Continue reading

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How to drain the cold water tank

Need to drain the cold water tank? It’s not a difficult task, and in most cases you shouldn’t need to go into the loft. Simply do the following: Turn off the mains stopcock, either on the rising main or outside the property. … Continue reading

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