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howy1

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Sorry if this seems a trivia question , but just watched a programme called the chateaux with dick strawbridge .
My question is regarding the fact that he put a thermal store right at the top of the building 4 floors when the boiler was in the basement , what is the logic in this as I thought they are mains fed and it was a hell of a struggle to get in place .
Thanks Howy . ( just enhancing my knowledge) :)
 

chris watkins

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What goes up must come down for the primary side !
And given that there are bathrooms on or close to the thermal store position then you would need adequate water pressure to get up there in the first place, even if it was in the basement.
As the thermal stores heat the domestic hot water instantaneously it is more important that it is positioned close to the terminal fittings.
 

townfanjon

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Herin doors watches this **** . Yes they are mains fed , no idea why he put it on the top floor they must have decent mains pressure for those big Chateau's lol, he is a bit of a likeable nutter
 

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They are mains fed that's true but judging by the flow that came out of that makeshift outlet it wouldn't be enough to supply such a massive house. At least by placing it in the attic they have gravity on their side and I bet they needed an accumulator of sorts to supply it. Primary reason for using a store of course is the multiple heat sources they can utilise as you can imagine what the costs are.
 
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If you watch it, he tells you their mains pressure is c*** and he put in an accumulator to supply the thermal store next to it. Quite interesting program but his plumbing makes me laugh. Him and his mate 'Steve' have flexis coming out the walls and all sorts.
 
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howy1

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Thanks for your replies , it’s clearer know , I think
Howy .
 

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