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Old 12-18-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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My brother went up into my loft the other day, and noticed that there was some warm water in the cold water storage tank. Why would that be?

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Ambient temperature of the room?

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You could have a faucet that is internally bypassing allowing hot and cold water to mix.
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Thermal expansion: http://www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us/Depar...9/Default.aspx

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Thanks for the replies. The temperature of the loft is about 45F at the moment as its cold outside and the ceiling joists are insulated making it cold up there. What is a faucet?
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What is a faucet?
Must be an American term for that devise on the sink that turn the water on and off.
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You need to get your immersion stat checked, and read this.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/7179092.stm
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Thank you for that information, Stuart45!
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