Since I did not find a uk group devoted to home repair and diy, i put my
Why in UK is each house equipped with a water tank, itself filled
through a float tap supplied with the city water? It is the only country
where I could see this arrangement. It occupies plenty of room in a
small flat, and poses disinfection problems thus needs a cleaning on a
Thanks in advance for helping me understand the reason of this requirement.
So how do they get the water up to the tank? If the tank is 16ft or more
above ground in the attic, the water pressure must be sufficient to fill
the tank, so it also must be sufficient to fulfill the household needs
-- unless the tank refills only when demand drops.
On 07/20/05 05:16 pm Matt tossed the following ingredients into the
ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
I think they pumped it up to a holding tank. I don't remember exactly
how or why they did this, but I seem to recall something about all the
main water lines being very old as having something to do with it.
Hell for that matter I could have dreamed the whole thing up.
Speaking of this old house -
Frankly, I'm just glad they finally got rid of Steve.
But I don't like the clown they replaced him with either.
I think they should just go back to the formula of having a host who
doesn't know what the hell he is talking about, and doesn't pretend to
- instead of having clowns who pretend to know what they obviously do
Also, the "new this old house hour" where they show long clips from
"old this old house" episodes is confusing and makes my head hurt.
I also think that the plumber and the other builder guy (not Norm, the
guy with the mustache) are getting WAY too much camera time, and it
would be nice if they weren't always rehabbing a 2.5 billion dollar
They have similar setups in Mexico, due to city water supply being
erratic at best. The ones I have seen were on the roof though.
Depending on the weather conditions, they have nearly hot water, heated
for free. I found this out at a motel in Monterrey about 15+years ago.
At first I thought they had the hot on the right side of the faucet, til
I turned on the left and it was even hotter. Later looked on the roof
and saw the tank, or tanks (forget if there was more than one). Larry
I have a water storage tank in my loft in the uk, it supplies my hot
water and bath water only.
The tank is covered to prevent frost, and maybe possible bird/mouse
I dont know why we have water storage tanks in the uk.
Drinking water is off the mains.
I have not heard of anyone cleaning the tanks.
Sounds like a good reason. The small low-flow city feed pipe is also cheaper,
and a house can have water for some time after the city supply fails, eg for
firefighting during a Blitz, and pressure regulation inside and outside the
house is easier.
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