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Thread: Do you no any thing about Plumbing in turkey

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    Default Do you no any thing about Plumbing in turkey

    Hi I have resonantly purchased a new apartment in turkey
    Which is fully piped out, except for radiators and the hot water?
    Going back next year to furnish and sort the plumbing out

    So my question is has any one fitted one of there electric hot water boilers
    The boiler runs the Hot water plus central heating.
    There where two unions coming out of the proposed site, to be fitted with an
    Electrical point
    The boilers I have seen there just seem to have two flexible pipe connectors
    Then connected to the electricity supply not shore how these boilers work
    On the central heating side of things if you can advise on any aspect
    Of this will be appreciated

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    DIY Senior Member finnegan's Avatar
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    Aug 2005


    Normally you would not mix your potable hot water and heating water, but who knows what folks do in Turkey. I actually spent about two weeks there a while back going all over the country. Unfortunately, that was the last time I was a millionaire (in Turkish Lira). Great country though. Though, I did not pay much attention to the wiring and piping of their boilers. I am not entirely clear on your set up. Is there a hot water storage tank or just the boiler? Do you have the manual for the boiler?

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    [QUOTE=finnegan]Normally you would not mix your potable hot water and heating water, but who knows what folks do in Turkey.

    Yes you are right but thatís seams to be there setup
    Donít know how it works
    We have a two bedroom apartment large lounge come kitchen
    Dining area + bathroom there are unions in the two
    Bedrooms & Living room ready for radiators.
    When we purchase the property I asked the estate agent about it
    But he didnít no. But said we could get one fitted for between
    2 and £300 which ??? Ok I suppose but if you are a plumber
    You like to do your own jobs I asked him how the central heating worked he said
    From the boiler??????

    As regards of the boiler they look for all the world but much larger like the
    Old fashioned hot water heater what you had above the sink with the long stainless
    Arm. But as regards running central heating no idea

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    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    Yakima WA


    Many countries have little or no plumbing standards. Even those that do have codes may be far different than the US. I have zero knowledge about Turkey's codes or lack thereof. If you are going to renovate the existing system, you will probably have to work with Turkish plumbers and supply houses to get the parts needed and installed. When working with any kind of boiler system, you definitely need someone who really is qualified to work on that particular system. Screw up on a boiler could prove to be a real disaster. If there is anyone on this BBS that knows about what you are dealing with, it would be HJ. He is an expert on boilers in this country and would likely be knowledgable on other countries systems as well.


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