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Rick Ridley, UK Heating Engineer
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I have a glow worm Majorca 346 gasfire an back boiler (bout

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i have a glow worm Majorca 346 gasfire an back boiler (bout 40 yrs old ) warm water is pushing up out the big main tank in the airing cupboard up into the header tank above that then filling it up an out the overflow to stop it I fill the sink up with hot water an its ok for a couple of hrs any ideas please ball cock relaced in header tank a I service the gasfire an back boiler every 12 months
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: UK Plumbing
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 2 months ago.

Do you have a large tank and a small tank?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
large tank with a copper coil down the center of it I believe so it warms the outer water round it with a largeish cold water above it to replenish
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 2 months ago.

The cylinder in the airing cupboard and only one tank above?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
large 4 ft cylinder floor standing then quite a large cold water feed square tank above it and the bottom tank is sending hot water up to it into the cold water thus it fill up an out the overflow to the outside theres a a new ball cock in the cold feeder tank as I thought that was the problem but no it sound as I said it the hot tank sending warm water up to it ??
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 2 months ago.

You don't have a small heating tank also?

Can you turn your central heating pump down one setting?

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