Fortic cylinder: what is it & how does it work?

A Fortic cylinder or Fortic hot water tank; alternatively, a combination cylinder, is a vessel designed for heating and storing hot water. It’s typically made out of copper, with a layer of foam insulation on the outside. What makes a Fortic cylinder unique is that it has its own built-in cold water storage cistern. This … Read more

Why is there hot water coming from the cold taps?

Hot water coming from the cold taps is usually due to an immersion heater thermostat failing in the ‘on’ position. Hot water from the hot water cylinder eventually fills the cold water cistern in the loft, which supplies the bathroom cold taps. This is a potentially dangerous fault which can increase the risk of scalds … Read more

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