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Back boiler cylinder removal
Discuss Back boiler cylinder removal in the Plumbing Forum at Plumbers Forums; I have a solid fuel burning back boiler in my front room which heats the rads and one tap which no longer gets used as i have a combi boiler ...
I have a solid fuel burning back boiler in my front room which heats the rads and one tap which no longer gets used as i have a combi boiler for all my hot water and other rads that i had added. I would like to remove the old cylinder but keep the back boiler for the radiators...is this possible?
Hi. Bob's comments are correct. Gravity circulation requires far larger dia. pipes and far more detail on design, in relation to pumped systems. The cylinder you removed would have been on a gravity circuit (28 mm pipes) the rads you mention may well be on a small pumped circuit. With solid fuel boilers control of the heat produced can not be controlled instantly as with say gas. In the event of the circulating pump failing due to a fault or power failure the water would not circulate quick enough to disipate heat and the system would boil, creating a dangerous situation in your home.