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  • The Expansion Vessel

    Expansion Vessel The expansion vessel has changed the way central heating systems work. Not so long ago, most central heating systems installed in the United Kingdom were open vented. To explain what open vented means, as a boiler starts to heat up, the water within, the system starts to expand, and the expansion needs to go somewhere, so you have an expansion pipe, which normally [...]

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    Unvented Hot Water Cylinder

    Unvented Hot Water Cylinder What is unvented Hot Water? The unvented hot water cylinder is now becoming very popular with homeowners when they start carrying out home refurbishment. The reason being is they are economical to run, high-pressure hot water at the taps and showers, no need for the noisy pumps anymore, and also no need for the cold water storage tank in the loft. So [...]

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    Unvented Hot Water Or Vented?

    When it comes to installing an unvented hot water cylinder The biggest decision a buyer will have to make is  whether to buy a cylinder that is unvented or vented. Deciding on one or the other depends on having a ‘direct’ or ‘indirect’system. The terms direct and indirect reference to how the mains water is fed into the system Either directly into the unvented hot[...]

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    Unvented Hot Water Problems

    Unvented Hot Water Problems If you have an unvented hot water tank or cylinder as it is otherwise known as, did you know it should be serviced each year? But why I hear you say, it’s just a hot water tank. With unvented hot water cylinders, some have a separate expansion vessel connected to the pipework to take up the expansion as the water heats, whereas the Megaflo has the [...]

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    What is an Unvented Cylinder?

    Unvented Cylinder What is an unvented cylinder? An unvented cylinder stores hot water that is supplied to your taps, shower and any other hot water outlets.  Unvented cylinders are sealed to the atmosphere, whereas conventional cylinders have a vent pipe that vents over to a tank normally located in the loft area.The water within the tank is stored at high pressure , [...]

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    Converting To Unvented Hot Water Explained

    Converting To Unvented Hot Water Converting over to unvented hot water has many advantages over vented hot water, it is also more cost-effective to use. First and foremost before you even think about converting to unvented hot water, the incoming water mains need to be checked to ensure you have adequate pressure and flow rate. Unvented hot water cylinders require at least a minimum [...]

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    Converting over To Unvented Hot Water

    What does converting over to unvented hot water mean? Basically, it means that both your hot and cold water supplies will work on the incoming water mains pressure. So why would you convert over to unvented hot and cold water? There are a few reasons why you would convert over, but I will explain the main reason first. You have a shower, that when using, is very slow and just about [...]

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