Wickes Air Con System - Interior & Exterior units WAS £399. then £170.... NOW £98.00. IN STORE ONLY - HotUKDeals
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Split aircon unit. Last week was £170!!!!!!!!!
Just picked one up from Cannock branch and they had 3 complete systems left.
You must buy both units to make complete system.
Instore only but nationwide offer. Check your local store for stock.

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http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/438312/wickes-air-con-system-interior-exte/
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#1
whats the installation cost?
#2
DIY, so nothing!
#3
Foxy102
DIY, so nothing!


Sadly, that's not necessarily so :thumbsup:
#4
Amazing price! :thumbsup: But do I need it?
#5
Of course you do.
#6
A steal at this price if you can find it.

Connection between the two units will be 15mm pipework normally, so no more difficult than a plumbing job, plus some minor electrics.
#7
hmm i guess for £100 not bad

but is energy rating D - i'm sure it is fairly loud.

build quality wont be the best. compressor wont be any good etc.

but u pay for what u get i guess
banned#8
Excellent find, picked up 2 today (they weren't on display, had to ask for them) catalogue price £399, H&R
#9
shadowdogg
hmm i guess for £100 not bad

but is energy rating D - i'm sure it is fairly loud.

build quality wont be the best. compressor wont be any good etc.

but u pay for what u get i guess

this unit is not noisey & works a treat
i bought i of these last week & fitted it myself with my son. very easy to fit,
1 - drill 5 holes for the bracket inside,
2 - drill 1 big hole for the gas & liquid pipes (drill piece inc),
3 - drill 7 holes for the bracket outside,
4 - bolt the exterior unit on to the bracket outside,
5 - screw the gas & liquid pipes into the valves,
6 - open both valves,
7 - then plug it in, easy
& i'm not a very DIY person at the best of times. great find, great price
#10
The better systems require VAC'ing for optimal efficiency. God knows how these have been put together.
#11
Just got one of these ... but had to get the two units from different stores in different counties. So not quite £98 if you count the petrol and wasted afternoon.
#12
Awesome price... much better than getting one of the standalone units that has to be vented out of a window and gets in the way the whole time!

Hot hot hot!
#13
bargin
#14
Blanco;5901508
The better systems require VAC'ing for optimal efficiency. God knows how these have been put together.

These are pre-filled so there is no need to vacuum. I have installed several similar cheap units at work and the one in my office has been working fine for over 7 years. Heating in the winter and cooling in the summer so has had a lot of use.
1 Like #15
May i suggest that you proceed with a bit of caution.

withabix suggests installation would be completed by yourself using 15mm copper tube. I believe this is incorrect.

I would make an educated guess that the pre-charged outdoor unit is charged with R410a, which is a refrigerent. 15mm copper tube is only to be used with water and not refrigerents. The correct pipe size would be in imperial, and the nearest to 15mm is 5/8". The main difference between the two types of copper tube is the grade of pipe and wall thickness.

15mm PIPE IS NOT SAFE TO USE WITH REFRIGERENTS.

Below is a link showing the data sheet for R410a. One critical piece of information regarding safety is the fact that it boils, as a liquid at -51.6 deg C. When it comes in contact with skin at ambient tempreature it WILL cause severe ice burns. If it comes in contact with your eyes, you would probably never see again.

I would strongly suggest installation should be done by somebody with the appropriate qualifications, primarily some body who is F-Gas qualified.

The money saved on the units would be best invested in correct, safe installation.

I would like to think that after 16 years in the air con/refrigeration industry, i may know a thing or two.

Be careful and safe.

plugster1975.
#16
Thats a great price
#17
Ok forgot the data sheet, so here it comes:

http://www.bocsds.com/uk/sds/special/r410a.pdf
#18
foggy8

1 - drill 5 holes for the bracket inside,
2 - drill 1 big hole for the gas & liquid pipes (drill piece inc),
3 - drill 7 holes for the bracket outside,


What size are the holes, roughly?
Particularly the 1 big one?
#19
For next year though, summer is almost over ?!!
banned#20
just managed to order a set online for free delivery, even though it says in store only.... have to see if it turns up.



:thumbsup:
#21
Anyone who's got one, can you advise please...
Is the heat function any good? I'm looking for a unit that will both heat and cool a garage conversion/granny flat that we're building. I don't mind the poor power rating, as it won't be used too often, but it needs to be able to do what's intended when it is needed.
How big is each unit? Just roughly...website doesn't give any dimensions.
Thanks very much!
#22
Gonna pick a few up when Wickes opens up this morning.
#23
plugster1975;5911125
May i suggest that you proceed with a bit of caution.

withabix suggests installation would be completed by yourself using 15mm copper tube. I believe this is incorrect.

I would make an educated guess that the pre-charged outdoor unit is charged with R410a, which is a refrigerent. 15mm copper tube is only to be used with water and not refrigerents. The correct pipe size would be in imperial, and the nearest to 15mm is 5/8". The main difference between the two types of copper tube is the grade of pipe and wall thickness.

15mm PIPE IS NOT SAFE TO USE WITH REFRIGERENTS.

Below is a link showing the data sheet for R410a. One critical piece of information regarding safety is the fact that it boils, as a liquid at -51.6 deg C. When it comes in contact with skin at ambient tempreature it WILL cause severe ice burns. If it comes in contact with your eyes, you would probably never see again.

I would strongly suggest installation should be done by somebody with the appropriate qualifications, primarily some body who is F-Gas qualified.

The money saved on the units would be best invested in correct, safe installation.

I would like to think that after 16 years in the air con/refrigeration industry, i may know a thing or two.

Be careful and safe.

plugster1975.

The pipes are supplied and precharged anyone with a bit of sense can install one of these. The safety advice is worth taking.
#24
You have a vac pump then?
1 Like #25
I bought one of these from wickes a few years back for my conservatory.
Installation was easy and only took a few hours.
The unit is already compressed with gas and only requires bolting on the supplied pipe between the external and internal (the pipes only 4 metres so you are restricted between units)
The supplied hole cutter to feed the supplied pipe outside is far too large I cut a smaller hole to the shape of the pipe at around 2 inches, the rest of the holes are standard type.
The cooling and heat function is very good (mines 1200 BTU), the unit is not noisy inside although as with all outside invertors it’s a little bit noisy outside. (I hang mine on the purchased wall brackets to illuminate vibration and for the 4m pipe to each)
In short the unit is excellent value for money, the heat and cool functions are good. Installation is easy and works straight out the box with no need to compress.
One tip-- The unit can generate a LOT of excess water from the drain hose, direct this to a drain if possible.
Any other questions PM me.
#26
plugster1975;5911279
You have a vac pump then?

You do not need one with this installation. You only need a vac pump to remove air in non pregassed systems and when regassing after a leak. These pipes are precharged with refridgerant and after connection there is a purging process to remove any air which may have got in during connecting the pipes. I suggest you find out a little more information before making assumptions about self install systems.

I have installed ten of these with no prior knowledge. No vacuum pump and all working perfectly for many years.
#27
Great price but don't these need to be professionally recharged every couple of years? My car aircon does and it costs £100 a pop :x
#28
Can anyone tell me how much this weighs roughly?

Thanks
#29
is this a joke yeah?
#30
Jefft
You do not need one with this installation. You only need a vac pump to remove air in non pregassed systems and when regassing after a leak. These pipes are precharged with refridgerant and after connection there is a purging process to remove any air which may have got in during connecting the pipes. I suggest you find out a little more information before making assumptions about self install systems.

I have installed ten of these with no prior knowledge. No vacuum pump and all working perfectly for many years.


Sorry, but I have to disagree with that. Even with precharged systems, VAC'ing is advisable. Acid can build up over time and cause premature failure of the compressor otherwise. It's simple enough using the low pressure valve on the condenser.

The purging process is not a good method.
#31
only one left in newcastle (westerhope branch) cause i bought the other one!!!!! great find, feel a bit sorry for those that bought it a month ago at £170
#32
thecoolalhambra
Can anyone tell me how much this weighs roughly?

Thanks


vinnie_nine
is this a joke yeah?


No joke!

I want to take abroad so need to know the weight.
#33
Just been into my local wickes. A guy had bought the last 6. He also mentioned to the staff he had been and cleared 3 stores of them :(
#34
Janeyjugs
Great price but don't these need to be professionally recharged every couple of years? My car aircon does and it costs £100 a pop :x


I had my Peugeot 406 5 years and a Ford Granada before that and I've NEVER had to top up the aircon - the trick is to never turn it off, even in winter. Use it with the heater to find the ideal temperature. When not in use, the refrigerant will evaporate over time as it's not being circulated around the system. It's similar to your fridge at home - you never turn that off, and with no leaks they run for years and don't need topping up. As far as costing more in terms of fuel economy, I believe from the motor trade that the difference in modern cars is minimal as they work on a 'clutch' based system but I'm not an expert on this and could be completely wrong. I'm not wrong about topping it up though!
#35
thecoolalhambra
No joke!

I want to take abroad so need to know the weight.


The outside unit weight 40Kg, the inside one weighs 19Kg, so with brackets, you're looking at just under 60Kg.
#36
Blanco;5911616
Sorry, but I have to disagree with that. Even with precharged systems, VAC'ing is advisable
The DC inverter split unit (i.e. efficient) I bought from eBay came with a special connector that maintains a seal on the pipes to the indoor unit, and even allows multiple connections and disconnections with a microscopic loss of refrigerant/ingress of air (though I haven't had to disconnect it since). There was nothing in the instructions for this about using vacuum pumps.
#37
Just been to my local wickes and these units were on sale at £85 each. I showed them the web site on my mobile phone and they altered the transaction at the till. I took the 2nd to last one. bargain at this price. Thanks :-)
#38
Does anyone have the dimensions of the indoor unit?

Thanks,

Rob.
banned#39
Gold's Everywheres
Vehicle air-con leaks refrigerant because the seals within the compressor unit become brittle and perished due to infrequent use/contact with the gas-c*m-lubricant. As another poster had suggested, use the air-con frequently or else you'll be re-gassing often until you'd replaced the seals/refurbished the compressor unit. Either way, the money's going to go, higher fuel bill, re-gassing or replacing/refurbishing the compressor.

Believe-it-or-not, the v.v. expensive western/teutonic golden-balls air-con units are more costly and less efficient than the Japo & Co. varieties and this is where the air-con engineer and his "be kind to fragile humans" methodologies which are based on 1950's golden-balls, superior techno idealogies are left in the contemporary modernday dust-heap. In W.Europe, servicing costs out-weigh all other costs when it comes to the caressing hands of golden-ballism - all because these governments have a social welfare system which, under the same golden-ball-ogy, aims to reduce all to the lowest denominator within those societies - that of a dumbed-down, buy anything, do-anything, do as you're told idiocy-c*m-lunacy - and these so-groomed golden-ballites have the audacity to tell the "under-developed" how to become the future golden-ballsies.

There, enough gold to go round and back. It would be self-benevolent to realised that control is merely abandonment at some other moment much like femininity is masculinity harboured and masculinity is merely femininity expressed. Without exception. Control-freakism is just waiting for his moment of abandonment or else he won’t be a control freak and vice-versa. All a screw wants is his nut[ism, expressed].
#40
saggy470;5911176
just managed to order a set online for free delivery, even though it says in store only.... have to see if it turns up.



:thumbsup:

This is correct.If you click on the interior unit and scroll down,it suggests buying the ext unit also,click on buy and it adds both to basket,simples.Whether the order is honoured is another matter.The best thing about this is that you can go through a cashback site,use a voucher code and get free delivery.
I have gone through Quanti for 4% cashback and also registered as a new customer and used the promo code CAT09 to get 15% discount,making the purchase £83.30 and 4% cashback to come,which i believe even if the order is cancelled,the cashback remains.I have done similar before,whereby my order was cancelled,but they still paid the cashback.
HTH.:)

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