Month: October 2015


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 a problem – in most cases, a faulty ball valve. An overflow pipe which exits …

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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 cylinder is heated by the coil or the immersion heater, air bubbles form. The top …

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