haze wrote:Yeh i wish :D I think my still would be hitting the roof sitting on this thing anyways
she might be lead soldered. which i guess would mean cutting it up and re soldering so i guess i could cut it down to a 100lt if i had to. Or maybe it could be a water recirc tank. liquor storage. rain water tank. dunno yet
Zak Griffin wrote:I've been thinking of a way to use my 250L copper HWS, and I think it's gunna have to be for a coolant recirc system... Hadn't even thought of that.
I'll cut down one of my 180L ones for a boiler, and maybe cut the third one down into a thumper...
So much copper.
Lowndsey wrote:Hope you were careful mate they used to use asbestos is the insulation of some of those old hws
haze wrote:warning - story/rant :P
So i had a hot water system with what i believe is a 300l tank located inside the roof and solar panels on top. I was told it was a Smalls ?system. She sprung a leak and messed up my ceilings to a couple rooms. It popped one morning after a shower and there was water streaming out the downlights. That was a stressful morning ill tell ya! SHittttt gotta drain 300l out before it ruins all me ceilings. The thing was, i knew it was a ticking time bomb up there but i just wanted to wait till i got a new roof before i replaced it. Bugga :(
anyways heres the damage. Im trying to save it as best i can. crap thing was that we have that shit blow in insulation in the roof and it had absorbed the water and made it a PITA to clean up.
So ive got a new HWS now. And the old one was just in the way up there. Like right at the manhole and you have to climb over it. gotta come out. Only benefit is getting that copper tank :)
There it is. POS
No way im gonna get that out, too big. Start cutting the shell off. and pipes.
Fast forward an hour of messing around in my horrible roof. Ive been in 100 roofs, mines the worst for sure. hey this may actually come out.
ooh so close. Gonna have to to bash the sides of the tank in a bit to get it out. Didnt want to but i was so over it by this point.
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