What are the requirements for a hot water cylinder base?
Can I mount it on a flat solid platform made of tongue and groove FBs, or does it have to be wood bearers with an air gap underneath?
The weight of the cylinder when full of water will be in the region of 180kg any surface should be capable of withstanding this weight.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Has anyone found this tank to not hold heat as well as their previous tank?
My previous tank would hold water temp all day, so 6am-7:30am hot water cycle and tank would still supply hot water at 5pm, before evening cycle. This new tank with same settings is delivering look-warm water at best before next heating cycle runs.
The insulation thickness on cylinders such as this is 32mm Thick, this has increased over the past couple of years from 25mm in line with ERP requirements. This is not a question we have received from any other sources, in regard to this cylinder.
The Heat Loss Factor on this cylinder is 2.25 kw per 234hr period.
Your comment with regard to Luke warm water, may well have more to do with the heat source feeding heat to the coil, than the insulation.
Date published: 2017-05-01