Plumbing Question

Remove cold water storage tank ground floor flat

I have a ground floor flat, which has a cold water storage tank in a cupboard in one of the bedrooms.

The flat has a combi boiler for hot water, and as far as I know the cold water storage tank is not used. I have ran all the taps flushed the toilet and the tank stays the same.

Can it be removed?

3 Answers

It sound like this tank was not removed when you had your combi fitted.

I would still get someone in to check it out

it probably is ok to remove

Answered 11th Oct 2011

Deans Heating

Member since 22 Jan 2010

the tank is not required if you have the combi, it is as plain as that, if there is something here i missed let me no,thanks

Answered 11th Oct 2011

MapleLeaf Plumbing & Tiling

Member since 4 Dec 2008

the obvious awnser is yes if it's not connected to anything then it can be removed. Is the tank full of water? Have a look below the tank and see if you can see pipes that have been capped off.
sometimes engineers do leave a cold water tank connected to the cold supply when fitting to a combi if the incoming main water has a poor flow rate although really in this situation a combi isn't suitable

if the cold tank is still connected to the mains, turn off the stop cock, hopefully by the tank, see if the tank empties.

It might be worth asking a plumber to quote to remove the tank as he will be able to tell you if it' required or redundant

Kind regards


Answered 11th Oct 2011

Lambert Plumbing & Heating Ltd

Member since 11 Oct 2011

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