Rated 5 out of 5Â by MountainMan I'm converted!!!
Took the plunge and fitted one of these cylinders for a customer. Quality materials & construction. Feels much more robust than copper. I've every confidence that this is the future of cylinders with the price of copper spiralling out of control.
All connections where standard size and positions from the old copper item, so replacement was really easy.
Do yourself and your customers a favour and ditch the copper!
7 Apr 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DIYerNick Great Replacement Cylinder
Very happy with the cylinder, a few points noted below which the Screwfix description doesn't make clear:
Indirect connections at 100 and 470mm above bottom of cylinder so it worked perfectly when replacing my 1050x450mm copper cylinder.
The return hot connection is vertically above the cold inlet just before the domed top. Ideal for the power shower connection.
The cylinder comes with an immersion heater fixing port (buy an incalloy model).
The various 22mm pipe connection come with olives and compression nuts, BUT as the threaded pipes project beyond the insulation, the overall width of the cylinder is greater than the old copper one. My airing cupboard is particularly cosy so I had to rotate the cylinder by 45 degrees so it occupied the greater diagonal width of the cupboard in order to make the connections.
All in all a straightforward copper replacement
28 Jun 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PhatBoi Indirect Stainless Steel Cylin
Indirect Stainless Steel Cylinder 1050 x 450mm
Fitted a lot of these and they are brilliant. Having the connections already there you can't go wrong. Much stronger and so you can really tighten them up without fear of distorting the body.
The only down side, when they need changing there will be no scrap copper to take to the metal yard!
27 Dec 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by nickover Dead Simple
The cylinder was delivered on time that's good
Was simple to fit with the minimum of pipe work alterations. The fact it has all the fittings built in was another bonus. It heats up faster than the old one and the insulations is superior
so the boiler does not run as often.
My only moan is that Screwfix do not tell you that that the cylinder is slightly shorter than the copper equivalent (thought they had sent me the wrong size) a quick check on the manufacturers website resolved this, so over all wel pleased.
4 May 2013