Hot & Cold Water Storage Tanks Problems & Cures Include Information
Have you got hot & cold water storage tanks problems and looking for the right cures or are you looking for an emergency plumber to call out. Before you call for a 24 hour plumber, it is very important to have a full understanding to why your water tank problem has come about.
In the picture above we have hot & cold water storage tanks storage capacity and an example of what size you should have. This does not include every size, however, it will give you a rough idea on what you should have. Just below, we will be explaining about the problem your most likely going to come across when it comes to the water storage tank.
- What size tank do I need with a power shower?
- When I use my power shower, I run out of water, why!
- I have 2 bathrooms, what size tank do I need?
- I need a bigger water storage tank in my attic but unable to fit one, any hints?
- I have no lid on my storage water tank, is this ok?
- I have no overflow on my cold water storage tank, is this dangerous?
- What size tank do I need if I have a shower and a bath?
- Why do I need a bigger tank if I have high water pressure?
- What size tank should I have with my central heating storage tank?
- What is the water storage tank uses for?
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What size tank do I need with a power shower
If you have a power shower and only one bathroom, you will only need a 50-gallon tank fitted. The standard tank for a one bedroom house is 25-gallons. Due to the extra water pressure meaning more is of water, the minimum recommendations is 50-gallon water storage tank.
When I use my power shower, I run out of water, why
If you run out of water from your power shower, it is most likely that you have a 25-gallon water storage tank, poor water pressure and have been in the shower for over 15-minute. To solve this, you will require a bigger tank at 50-gallons. If you have more than one bathroom, then check out the table as bellow for examples.
I have 2 bathrooms, what size tank do I need
If you have 2 bathrooms, you will require a 50-gallon as, for the reason, if the both bathrooms were to be used at the same time, you are more likely going to run out of water.
I need a bigger water storage tank in my attic but unable to fit one, any hints
If you require for example 100-gallon tank but only have a small loft hatch where you can only fit a 25 or a 50 gallon, you can either use 4 x 25-gallons or 2 x 50-gallons, but always join a pipe for one to the over and only use 1 inlet water valve.
I have no lid on my storage water tank, is this ok
If you have no lid on your water tank, this is not ok and breaches regulations, however, there is at least 1 in 5 occupants that have a water storage tank in there property that is against regulation and 2 in 5 that there tank is fitted incorrectly. The reason for having a lid is to stop any bacteria forming, any insects entering, any unwanted objects and to keep to water warmer and aways from the cold air.
I have no overflow on my cold water storage tank, is this dangerous
If you have no overflow on your water tank, this can be dangerous in the way that, if your valve was to go faulty, the tank will overflow over the tank and through the ceiling. The ballcock in the cold water storage is only guaranteed for 12-months and lasts an average 15-years, so within the period, you would expect for some water damage to occur.
What size tank do I need if I have a shower and a bath
If you have a separate shower and a bath within the same bathroom, you only require a 25-gallon tank. If for any reason the bath and shower was separate into separate rooms, then you will require a 50-gallon water storage tank.
Why do I need a bigger tank if I have high water pressure
The only reason you are require to have a tank at such a size to the requirements of what appliance you have in your home is because, presuming that at some point the pressure is rejoiced, then the occupant will run out of water, causing water storage tank problems.
What size tank should I have with my central heating storage tank
It doesn’t matter what size system you have in your home, as the water storage tank size is a 5-gallons.
What is the water storage tank uses for
The water storage tank in the loft is used for a cold feed to the hot water cylinder, so that the hot water cylinder can produce hot water to the outlets. The cold water storage tanks can also be used for a cold feed to the bath or shower. In some houses, where the mains water supply is only used for the kitchen tap, outside tap and filling up the cold water storage tank, it can be used for everything in the bathroom that takes in cold and hot water.
Example of tanks sizes for bathrooms and on suites.
- 5-gallons for central heating water storage
- 25-gallon = 1 x bathroom
- 50-gallon = 2 x bathrooms
- 50-gallon = 1 power shower in bathroom
- 75-gallon = 1 onsite with power shower and 1 normal bathroom
- 100-gallon = 2 bathrooms with power shower in.
- 125-gallon = 1 x bathroom with power shower, 1 x on suite with power shower and one extended on suite with normal shower.
- So-on and so-on.
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