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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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Drain the hot water cylinder: how-to guide

Need to drain the hot water cylinder? Whether you need to fit a new immersion heater or replace the cylinder altogether, it’s not a difficult task. However, unlike draining a cold water storage cistern, it cannot be done as easily … 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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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. A leaking overflow pipe means that water is entering a cistern when it shouldn’t. This is usually due to a … Continue reading

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Essex flange

An Essex flange is a fitting on a hot water cylinder which prevents a device, such as a shower pump, from being damaged by air. It does this by drawing off water from the side of the cylinder. When water in the … Continue reading

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Surrey flange

A Surrey flange is a fitting on a hot water cylinder which prevents a device, such as a shower pump, from being damaged by air. It does this by drawing off water via a tube which dips down into the … 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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