Plumbing in the boiler the instructions I have are for a temporary hose
connected to the mains water supply to fill / top up the system. My
water isn't supplied from a water authority, it's mine, pumped from a
spring. Can I just connect a supply straight into the heating return
with a stop cock to control the flow? My only real concern ( I think )
is the heat of the return. Is a regular stop cock suitable?
I certainly wouldn't do it without a double check valve in place plus you can
get filling loops, with DCV, two taps & flexi for just over a fiver so using the
official thing doesn't really hurt that much. Worth a fiver just to avoid the
tutting from the technician when you have it serviced/repaired ;-)
Very true. Also the rason you connect it to the mains is to use the pressure
of that to fill your system.
Does your pumped spring water provide say 2 bar of pressure (20m of head) at
the point you want to fill the system?
It provides up to 10 bar. Depends what I set the pump and pressure
Thanks for the advice anyway. The flexi loop things are only a tenner in
B&Q now it looks like BES are charging postage on under 40 quid orders.
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