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Who is required to install an Unvented hot water system?

Who is required to install an Unvented hot water system?

Unvented hot water systems should only be installed and serviced by a qualified and competent person holding a current G3 Unvented Qualification. This is a legal requirement, which helps ensure the strict safety regulations are followed. The system must be correctly installed with all mandatory safety controls.

What should the incoming mains pressure be for Megaflo?

It is generally recommended that, as a minimum, the incoming mains is at least 25mm with pressure of 1.5 bar and 20 l/m flow rate. Is your Mains Supply Suitable? Firstly, it is important to understand that with any mains fed system (i.e. without stored water), the performance is directly related to the incoming flow and pressure.

Who is required to install an unvented Megaflo cylinder?

All unvented installations are subject to the legal requirements of Building regulation G3 and should only be installed by an “approved installer”. This requirement ensures the safe installation of a Megaflo or Unvented Cylinder, but does not regulate the quality, design or installation of the associated pipe work, fittings and components.

Can a unvented cylinder be installed in a basement?

As an Unvented cylinder is pressurised, it can be installed in almost any location. This may be a loft, garage, upstairs, downstairs, out building or even a basement. The cylinder does have a safety discharge pipe, so in some locations may require a sump and pump. ( top)

How much does an unvented cylinder installation cost?

How much does unvented cylinder installation cost? An unvented cylinder on its own typically cost between £300-£1,500, but some can cost in excess of £2,000. The cost of an unvented cylinder will depend on the brand, model, and capacity of the cylinder (in litres), i.e. the higher the volume, the more expensive it will be.

What’s the difference between a vented and Unvented hot water cylinder?

There are two types of hot water cylinder: vented and unvented. What is the difference between a vented and unvented cylinder? Traditionally, a hot water cylinder in a central heating system would be vented, which means that it takes its water supply from a large tank in the attic.

Is it better to install a boiler with an unvented cylinder?

If you live in a larger property with more than 10 radiators, two or more bathrooms, and lots of inhabitants, it may be better to install a system boiler with an unvented cylinder. Because an unvented cylinder takes water directly from the mains, you can get rid of the water tank in the attic, freeing up space in your home.