Can I remove water tank ?

Hi I have bought a 2nd floor flat with an electric storage tank. I want to rip this out and install a combi boiler, there is a massive cold water storage tank. Do I still need this ? Cheers DD
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If it is technically possible to fit a gas boiler in the flat to the heating system, then the tank can go.
You should check the lease/service conditions for the block though as some contracts prevent the fitting of gas boilers.
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No. The tank can be removed. A properly installed combi system requires no tanks at all. You need to check your mains water flow rate to ensure it is viable for a mains pressure hot water system. Also, check you are allowed gas services, as suggested by another poster.
Christian.
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I presume you have checked that none of the other flats use this tank.
Mark
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My neighbour failed to do that when ripping out all his old plumbing, only to find the whole terrace was fed from his house (although mains, not tank in this case).
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Andrew Gabriel

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Mark Warren wrote:

Another tip, if the tank was shared it quite possible that no-one else is no using it as in my relative's case. So tell the water company that you want a meter but as you're on a shared supply they won't be able to fit one but will give you the statutory discount instead. They most likely won't even come out to look. Then you go ahead and fit the boiler and remove the tank..... You'll get the water bill discount for the foreseeable future. This does work I can vouch for it.
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