Any short and fat

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Deleted member 33931, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. unvented indirect cylinders?

    Probably need to be around 150 litre.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    I think you'd struggle, as they would need to be unnecessarily strong.
     
  3. Thanks Bodge.

    Hadn't thought of that. Why would squatness matter, tho'?
     
  4. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Tempest Cylinder TSMD150 ?
     
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  5. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Short and fat has more surface area on the curved surface, so needs to be stronger there, easier engineering wise to have the other side longer. Strongest possible shape is a globe.
     
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  6. Telford do a horizontal cylinder which is a possibility provided it ain't too long.

    Many thanks gents :)
     
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Vaillant uniSTOR 150l also a 120 ltr version available.
     
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  8. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    Give RM cylinders a call 01924 22 42 82 and see what they can supply or manufacture - for some they will make to your size.
     
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  9. The Teach

    The Teach Well-Known Member

    They can be made to order ;)

    But you can email the cylinder manufacturers on what size you need,they sell cylinders all around Europe for domestic and marine use.not all cylinders are advertised in the Uk.

    Not a fan of horizontal unvented o_O
     
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  10. Thanks folks.

    It would really have to be off-the-shelf for cost considerations.

    Why don't you like horizontal ones, t'Teach? Any drawbacks to them?
     
  11. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    RM Cylinders do not appear to have a very large premium for specials - if any. The last quote from them which included moving the Coil fittings, moving a flange and adding an extra flange was about £20 extra. Give their Tech Support a call - he is always helpful.
     
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  12. Blimey, I'm surprised at that! Worth considering then.

    Cheers Pollo.
     

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