Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Replace a Cold Water Storage Tank
To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…
(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
How Much Does It Cost To Fit/Replace a Cold Water Storage Tank?
These prices are based on a plumber’s rate of £200 per day. They include the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need.
(The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
Empty the old tank, put it to one side, fit a new one in the same place on the same base.
One day including the cost of the tank etc. and a few fittings ………£325.00
To reposition the new tank on a raised platform somewhere else in the loft. This is a day and a half……….£445.00
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Price Guide and Information Sheet on the Cost of Fitting a Cold Water Storage Tank
Cost to fit a Cold Water Storage Tank
In another life about 25 years ago, I moved into a rather nice Victorian Villa. This had the original galvanised water tank in the loft. I was put to work by the other life’s wife doing odd jobs like putting in a new kitchen, knocking through between rooms, fitting grand fireplaces etc, while the other life’s wife thought of some big jobs she could give me. Consequently, I paid scant attention to the water supply.
One day the other life’s wife thought she could taste something funny when she was brushing her teeth. I was probably under the floorboards at the time, keeping out of the way. About a week of teeth brushing and attendant moaning later I had to admit she might have a point.
Approaching the tank I noticed it had no lid. Peering into the rather unsavoury brew that was masquerading as our water supply, first I noticed a few sodden decaying feathers, then at the bottom of the tank, the rest of the pigeon!
I spent 6 hours changing the tank and every bit of water in the house, three times over. But every now and then when I'm having my first sip of a cuppa and there is a sour taste, my mind turns to pigeons rather than 'off' milk.
Enough of that nonsense. There are a couple of points and legalities that the Victorians deemed unworthy of consideration.
Firstly, make sure the new tank goes through your loft hatch.
Try and get one which holds at least 35 gallons.
Make sure it complies with byelaw 30. (No light or insects should get in - ie it has got a lid).
And don't forget to get it properly insulated.
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