Either my known to be suspect mathematics is wrong or there is something
amiss with sites recommending pressure vessel sizes.
Under my new floors I have carefully:-) laid 820m of 16mm pex-al-pex
Sadly absent from the mainly American sites offering pipe volume
calculations. My vernier gives a bore of 11.5mm and Pi x r2 x L comes to
85L. A more agile brain may kindly care to check!
Could that length of pipe bore conceivably squash into an 18 gallon
The underfloor heating systems suppliers suggest a 4L vessel is adequate
for 1000m of 16mm pipe yet most sites marketing PVs are wildly in excess
of this. Surely they know that the system is run at a much lower
temperature than 85C boiler output!
- posted 2 years ago