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  1.  
    There is a 3/4" port for a thermostat on my Akvaterm heat store. It's open to the tank, so I'll need to close it off. I was wondering what with. If I add a boiler at a later stage, I might need a thermostat. I was wondering what to get. Can you get an empty sheath that you can poke a thermostat into later? Or do you need to buy something to go in there now? And if so, what and where to get it? I'd appreciate any advice!
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    Posted By: ComeOnPilgrimCan you get an empty sheath that you can poke a thermostat into later?

    Yes
    e.g http://www.resol.de/index/produktdetail/kategorie/5/id/63/sprache/en - others are available

    If you dont find one off-the-shelf, it would be easy enough to make one.

    Get a 3/4 male, to 15mm end feed
    Get a length of 15mm copper pipe.
    Use a stop end to close the end of the 15mm pipe
    Put the 15mm pipe right through the 3/4 fitting so that the pipe enters the tank when the 3/4 fitting is screwed into the tank.
    Solder the 15mm tube to the 15mm end feed part of the fitting.
    Screw the whole job into the tank.
  3.  
    Thanks Peter! They say 3/4" inch is rare even in Finland. I've ordered a 1/2" pocket from here in the UK and they offered me a 3/4" to 1/2" adaptor for free. I'm not sure that I've done the right thing as I don't know if the particular pocket might limit my choice of thermostat later. However, there are a lot of other small pockets for digital sensors on the store, so presumably I could also use them.
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