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It is exactly the same as a thermal stores secondary loop, of which you have
no experience of whatsoever.
You obviously come on this ng to be educated, as your knowledge is sparse to
say the least.
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He achieves his remarkable energy efficiency by never washing.
He runs his heating of the bacterial decomposition of his stale sweat
and verbal flatulence.
He read the word 'drivel' in a book once, but doesn't understand what it
I live in hope of tempting him into actually discussing something. As his
encyclopedic knowledge of maker's specs is sometimes quite useful. And
would love to discover it went beyond simply quoting other's material.
But sadly, I doubt it.
If I ever get bored enough, I'll find out what John *really* does do for a
*I don't have a solution, but I admire your problem. *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
What a response.
Its funny that not matter how you pose a question on here about
heating/hotwater it always ends with combis in the red corner and
conventional systems in the green corner, fighting it out. LOL
I feel that I'm a well confident DIYer having now nearly completed the whole
house extension myself. Wouldn't choose a combi for its convenience unless
it fits the bill.
Andy - I've sent away for that book so will take a few evenings reading
With combis its even more important to get the piping sizes correct and
design right to prevent hot water not feeding enough sources (kitchen,
It is still bothering me that having two showers in use in the morning is
gonna be a problem with a combi. Plus the missus likes a bath and not sure
she has the patients to wait for it.
Thermal stores - any suggestions on them please.
What sort of cylinder should I go for if i go down the convential route?
well at least i'll have all weekend to read the response lol
The hot and cold water pipes must be sized right, but that is ballpark
More old wives tales again. There are high flow combi's around that will do
two showers and fill a bath pronto.
Go Heat bank not a thermal store. There is a difference
"Integrated" heat banks are available that are pretty idiot proof. They
come complete with all controls, pumps, etc. You mount your boiler, connect
up the boiler flow and return pipes to the heat bank, connect up the flow
and return of the rad circuit from the heat bank, supply power to the heat
bank control box, run a wire to the room stat, run a wire to the boiler and
connect up the cold mains and hot water draw-off pipes. Simple, and a state
of the art solution.
More expensive, but as you are doing it yourself a hell of a lot cheaper
than getting a professional in.
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