Whilst I am quite happy to replace the odd tap or 'plumb-in' a new
washing machine, I am no plumber so would welcome a bit of advice from
some of the many here who know far more about it than I do.
My friend has the usual type of open-vented hot water system. He has a
hot water cylinder in the airing-cupboard which is fed from a header
tank in the loft. For some time he has been thinking of making a new
entrance to his bathroom through the airing-cupboard, which obviously
means that the hot water cylinder would have to be moved. The problem is
he has nowhere else to site it, so has been looking for some alternative
system that doesn't require a storage tank. He doesn't have gas, so (I
think?) that rules out one of these combination boiler - is that correct?
He had thought about putting it in the loft - alongside the header tank,
but doesn't one have to be higher than the other?
As I said, he has been thinking about this for some time. However, his
header tank has just developed a small leak (in the body of the thing,
so not really repairable), so needs replacing. This has sort of brought
matters to a head, obviously he needs to do something fairly quickly,
but is reluctant to spend money on a new tank when he would like to get
rid of it, and the hot water cylinder, altogether.
Anyone got any suggestions?