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Author Topic: Water Pump and Expantion Vessel Query  (Read 1317 times)

Yorick

  • Joined Aug 2010
Water Pump and Expantion Vessel Query
« on: August 18, 2010, 01:55:44 pm »
Hello to everyone. :)
I recently bought an old run down smallholding, that has it's own water supply. I thought that water would cost me less, but it needs looking. A local Farmer gave me the number for a company that maintains these pumps, but the call out cost is £125.00 :o
Please could somebody advise me what the best thing to do is? As £125.00 is a lot of money to me, would any plumber know how to replace the expantion vessel? ???
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Brucklay

  • Joined Apr 2010
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Re: Water Pump and Expantion Vessel Query
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 09:18:49 am »
Hi - I'm no expert but when we got our place there was a bore hole and nothing else - we fitted the pump, expansion chamber and then we have direct feed to the cottage - all works great unless we have a very bad lightening storm that can sometime fry the capacitor that controls the pump - with everything switched off - it shouldn't be difficult to replace
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Yorick

  • Joined Aug 2010
Re: Water Pump and Expantion Vessel Query
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 11:18:01 pm »
Thank you Brucklay, today, spoke with a guy who 'knows about pumps' and I am all 'gen-ed up'.
If any one following this thread wants to know about water pumps and expansion vessels.............look me up. :wave:

 

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