Water tank removal from loft - Osmaglass


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lordculver

I have an Osma 40 gallon Water Storage Cistern (tank) in the loft.
It is unused, not connected to the water supply and empty.

My loft entrance is too small to get the tank out. Is it safe to saw
up the tank into manageable chunks for removal? It is made of
"Osmaglass".

What type of cutting tool would be best for the job?

Thanks

Jonathan
 
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Andy Hall

I have an Osma 40 gallon Water Storage Cistern (tank) in the loft.
It is unused, not connected to the water supply and empty.

My loft entrance is too small to get the tank out. Is it safe to saw
up the tank into manageable chunks for removal? It is made of
"Osmaglass".

What type of cutting tool would be best for the job?

Thanks

Jonathan
A handsaw (e.g. plasterboard saw) probably makes the most sense as
opposed to a power saw which will create a fair bit of dust.

It won't be hard to cut.
 
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Ed Sirett

I have an Osma 40 gallon Water Storage Cistern (tank) in the loft.
It is unused, not connected to the water supply and empty.

My loft entrance is too small to get the tank out. Is it safe to saw
up the tank into manageable chunks for removal? It is made of
"Osmaglass".

What type of cutting tool would be best for the job?

Thanks
I'm assuming that you NEED to remove the tank from the loft?
A hard point (cheap and disposable) hand saw should make quick work of it,
although it will be blunt at the end of the job.





Gas Fitting Standards Docs here: http://www.makewrite.demon.co.uk/GasFittingStandards
 
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lordculver

I'm assuming that you NEED to remove the tank from the loft?
A hard point (cheap and disposable) hand saw should make quick work of it,
although it will be blunt at the end of the job.

--
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
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The hardpoint saw cut through the tank like a hot knife through
butter. Easy.

Thanks for the advice.
 

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