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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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Expansion pipe

The expansion pipe or vent pipe is a pipe associated with a cold water storage cistern or a feed and expansion cistern. Its purpose is to accommodate the expansion of water when it is heated, and to allow any excess water to … Continue reading

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Why is there hot water coming from the cold taps?

Hot water coming from the cold taps – it may seem bizarre, but it can and does happen. On some occasions it is due to a hopeless plumber – this author once encountered a toilet which had been plumbed into … 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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Byelaw 30 and Byelaw 60 kits

Byelaw 30 kits and Byelaw 60 kits consist of a set of components designed to protect the water in a cistern from contamination. They are intended for mains-fed cold water storage cisterns and feed and expansion cisterns, and are either … Continue reading

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Overflow pipe leaking: why is it leaking & how to fix it

Overflow pipe leaking? In this guide, we’ll tell you how to identify the problem and how it can be fixed. Alternatively, if you would prefer a qualified plumber to fix your leaking overflow, check out our guide to finding an emergency … Continue reading

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Overflow

An overflow is an important part of a cistern, and serves two purposes in the event of a fault: to take away excess water in order to prevent structural damage to a property, and to indicate to the homeowner that there is … 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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