Back in January I asked a question regarding my new flat and its cold
water tank and ceiling heating, and I recieved lots of useful advice
from IMM, Owain and BigWallop. Thanks to all for those replys.
I have decided to go for a heat bank system, after reading everything
I could get hold of on the subject, and also because I can install it
myself (hopefully). However, the cupboard I need to fit the system
into is rather small and therefore I am limited to the DPS Pandora
model which is availbale in different sizes. At least, I think that is
what I am limited to. The cupboard is about 1150mm high by 1000mm
wide. And there is a pandora cylinder which will fit, however, they
are rather expensive.
I notice IMM said in a post last year that there are lots of other
manufactures including Range, Albion, Gledhill and some smaller
companies. Some of these companies are not suitable (Gledhill for
instance) becuase they require an external expansion tank which there
is no room for. Pandora is perfect apart fromt the price (about £758
exc VAT for a 150 litre model) Gledhill prices are bettert (about £661
exc VAT) but they won't fit.
Anyway, to the question. I was wondering if anyone could expand on the
other/smaller companies that sell heat banks, so that I could check
theire specifications. Are there many more suppliers?
Finally, I think I have a problem. The mains water enters the property
in a 22mm pipe out of the kitchen floor and is immediatly converted to
a 15mm pipe. All these systems require a 22mm cold water mains
connection. If I stuck a reverse reducer connector on the pipe to
bring it up to 22mm, would that seriously impede the water pressure,
or would it still be ok? Or will I have to get all the piping replaced
back to the main :-$
Thanks in advance.