My in-laws in their 80s came home to water pouring through the ceiling. Rang the insurance and they sent out plumber. Plumper said hot water cylinder leaking and pipes needed converting to new size. So far so good. In-laws still had ch but no hot water
Plumber turns up 3 days later to do job cant find a drain tap next to boiler so removes downstairs radiator and puts outside house ( drain cock was near cylinder cupboard door !) takes cylinder out . Then he stands there and says with sharp intake of breath " Ah cant repair this not allowed by building regs you need complete new system including clock boiler new valves etc etc £ 2000 of work" will tell insurance co and off he went never to be seen again . He left two pensioners with no heating no hot water and a mess . Bdy marvellous or what.
Why on earth cant the hot water cylinder be replaced ?