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Direct and indirect plumbing systems: what’s the difference?

The difference between direct and indirect plumbing systems concerns how cold water is distributed throughout the home. In an indirect system, the cold taps are supplied by the cold water storage cistern in the loft. In a direct system, they’re supplied by the mains. Each system comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. …

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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 vent harmlessly into the cistern. It also serves as an escape route for any air …

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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 feed and expansion cisterns. They are usually made out of brass and accommodate the pipe …

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