replacing element in copper boiler

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by davie60, May 31, 2010.

  1. davie60

    davie60 New Member

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    hi i am trying to replace the element in an copper boiler i have drained the water from the tank in the loft through the hot taps but the tank still seems to be full is it safe to remove the old element any help much appreciated
     
  2. MASTERPLUMB777

    MASTERPLUMB777 In the Trades

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    You need to find some way to let air into the unit to finish draining the tank !

    If you have some type of pop off safety valve what we call here a temp/pressure relief

    valve, that you can pop open or remove to allow the tank to finish draining or open the

    cold water taps in the house with the main cold water valve shutoff ?
     
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