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Isolate the cold water cistern: how-to guide

Need to isolate the cold water cistern? Whether you need to repair or replace the ball valve, or carry out further work on the low pressure side of your plumbing system, this article will explain several different ways to carry … Continue reading

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Direct & Indirect plumbing systems: what’s the difference?

There are many different types of plumbing system to be found in UK households. Each system comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we’ll discuss the difference between direct and indirect plumbing systems, and what … 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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Tank connector

A tank connector or tank coupler is a fitting which connects a pipe to a cistern, allowing water to be drawn from the cistern, and in some circumstances, allowing water to enter it. Tank connectors are typically found on cold water storage cisterns and … Continue reading

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Hot water in the cold water tank – why?

While the cold water cistern is designed to accommodate modest levels of hot water entering via the expansion pipe, things can go wrong, and in some cases, there may be hot water in the cold water tank. In such circumstances, the … Continue reading

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Cold water storage cistern

The cold water storage cistern, often referred to as the cold water tank, is an important part of a gravity-fed domestic water system. It supplies cold water to the hot water cylinder, and to potentially every cold water outlet in the home, … Continue reading

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How pipe insulation can save your home from destruction

The plumbing in your loft is generally out of sight and out of mind, but during the colder months, the absence of pipe insulation can remind us of its presence in the most expensive way imaginable. Every year, burst pipes and … Continue reading

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