Galvanised cold water tank fitted in airing cupboard in spare bedroom is in
very poor rusty condition and is starting to leak from the bottom.
Is it possible to fit a sturdy polyethylene tank in its place and how much
should it cost to get a reputable plumber to supply and fit.
Thanks for any replies
I did that. We had this thing called "Harcopak- instant plumbing, just add
water" It was in the airing cupboard and consisted of a big angle iron frame
with the cylinder below a dividing shelf and the cold water tank with the
heating small tank integral with it above. It must have been put into place
and then partitioned off, I had to cut it up with an angle grinder to get it
out. Anyway, I disconnected everything, left the cylinder where it was,
extended the pipes up through the ceiling into the loft, put a large and a
small tank on a board supported by steel box sections immediately above the
It not only improved water pressure to the hot taps, but also hugely
increased the space in the airing cupboard so I was able to put some proper
shelves in. That kept the Mrs happy. It was a hell of a job mind, first time
I'd done any plumbing more than changing a tap washer.
Yes, in fact the OP's situation is much simpler. He's only got to exchange a
leaky metal tank with an new poly one. I have to assume that he's got access
to his loft big enough to at least get the new tank in.
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