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Ground floor flat with vented cylinder.

I live on the bottom floor of a two story block of flats.The cylinder was replaced but dont have any pressure on the hot water side.its prob the most simple boiler in the world but the gravity is not enough to push the water to the taps.can a pump be fitted or is there a easier solution?

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  • Steve Archer May 11, 2010

    I need clarification

    if this is a water heater it supplies pressure from the incoming cold water there is a valve that lets the water in and should be open

    if this is a boiler then this is more complicated

    some have circulating pumps and others create steam that condensates then flows back in water form

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Clean the screen off on the hot side of the heater or the cold side depending on the unit on the shut offs there are cap screws and if you shut the water off and remove the cap screw there are filters inside take them out and clean them

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