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    change a loft tank


    How difficult is it to change a cold water loft tank

    Asked by Steve on 5th Nov 2020
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    DLC Plumbing Ltd

    "Fairly easy. It will take 1 plumber 1 day to complete works."

    Answered on 24th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    C X Boiler Tech

    "All depends on how much access there is around the storage tank. Will need to access all pipes"

    Answered on 6th Nov 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Plumber / Gas Safe

    "Hi, it all depends on the loft condition and the type of tank you are proposing to install. Remember there is a legal requirement of 100mm all round the proposed tank
    Ok to be installed. You would need 18mm marine ply as the support for the tank fasted to the rafters."

    Answered on 6th Nov 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Bubbles Plumbing & Heating

    "Not that difficult if your confident enough. It would mean isolating the cold water feed. Draining tank down. Removing connections then removing tank."

    Answered on 6th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Xpress Plumbing

    "Straightforward provided you have the exact size drill bits and ensure all instructions are followed. Water storage tanks can be a breeding ground for legionella and therefore are now covered under Benchmark regulation."

    Answered on 7th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Kps plumbing and heating Powerflushing

    "If you are a plumber and do it every day it’s a days work or a bit less than a day if everything goes ok"

    Answered on 11th Nov 2020 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    Sos Response

    "Hi. It’s quite easy. Although the existing tank in a lot of times have been placed before the loft hatch. The hole in the ceiling to gain access to the loft, generally is smaller. Cutting the tank up is the best removal and install a new coffin tank."

    Answered on 12th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Boss bathrooms

    "It is not difficult, will take around 1hr to change"

    Answered on 3rd Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    All Trades Maintenance

    "it is quite straight forward but when it comes to plumbing always best to speak to a qualified plumber."

    Answered on 28th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Electrical copperheads ltd

    "Turn off your mains cold tap and remove the cold feed to the tank after you have let the tank drain then remove the outlet then replace the new tank and refit the ball cock valve reconnect the inlet pipe and the outlet pipe may be 4 hours work"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Lynn plumbing

    "Its one of the easiest jobs there is should take about half a day"

    Answered on 21st Dec 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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