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I've got a question about providing a hot water supply to

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Hi I've got a question about providing a hot water supply to a new bathroom. Basically the existing hot water is provided by an indirect hot water cylinder where a Surry flange is connected to the outlet on the tank, this exits the tank as a right angle and runs for about 40cm to the back of the airing cupboard there is then a T fitting where the pipe runs vertical the lower half going to the bathroom taps and kitchen sink. The top half of the vertical run goes through the ceiling where there is another right angle to allow the pipe to run horizontal along the loft joists until it reaches the cold water storage tank where the pipe then runs vertical up the side of the tank and finally vents into the cold water storage tank.
My question is can I put a T in the horizontal run along the joists to provide the hot feed to my new bathroom. I should add that the cold storage tank is on a platform about 1m above the joists, so I think this will provide sufficient head and hence pressure.
Thanks Richard
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Plumberpro replied 1 year ago.
Hi , yes that is doable and should work fine, just tee off nearest to the point where it comes through the ceiling towards the tank