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Any gas registered engineers out there?

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banned5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Need some advice.

Going to get a new combi boiler soon and wanted to get some quotes. I hear Worcester-Bosch and valliant are the best? Bit my father in law says glow worm boilers are just as
Good but cheaper and performance wise there is no difference?

Is this true? Or are the more expensive ones better and more reliable?
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banned5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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yeh but they are on lunch break now.
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whatsThePoint
If you haven't got a combi now don't switch to one, they are the biggest con going


Why do you say that?
banned#3
whatsThePoint
unreliable, expensive to repair and short life
An old boiler will last 5x longer and far cheaper to repair


My existing one is 15 yrs old. But costs to much
Gas when heating up the water tank etc
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I am gathering quotes now-its a nightmare. I am replacing my old combi. All the engineers are recommending Worcester Bosch then Valliant. Quotes have ranged from about £1500- £2600. Each one has different things mentioned i.e length of guarantee, different types of flush and filters.
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whatsThePoint
unreliable, expensive to repair and short life
An old boiler will last 5x longer and far cheaper to repair


What do u mean by an old boiler? with water storage tanks? which have the nasty habit of bursting or otherwise leaking and flooding the place?
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plumberman01
http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Home-improvements-and-products/Heating-and-hot-water/Boiler-Scrappage-Scheme

before the Baxi we had water tanks and spent 6 weeks in hotels as came back off hols and a seal had gone on the cold tank....i wouldnt have a tank if you paid me.


lol, this happened to me, still out of my house since september, we came back from 2 week holiday in turkey at 2am and it was literally raining indoors, so now switched to a combi, not letting that happen again

Edited By: jayjayuk1234 on Jan 30, 2011 12:46
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whatsThePoint
plumberman01
http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Home-improvements-and-products/Heating-and-hot-water/Boiler-Scrappage-Schemebefore the Baxi we had water tanks and spent 6 weeks in hotels as came back off hols and a seal had gone on the cold tank....i wouldnt have a tank if you paid me.


Just as well you got rid of any cold water pipe that could burst at the same time then,oh wait...


Know what you're saying, but the potential damage has minimized at least for us, if a pipe should spring a leak, or a toilet overflow etc, we did have a tank in the loft, and a storage cylinder in the main bedroom cupboard, one year the bedroom cylinder tank needed replacing as it leaked and caused damage to the downstairs ceiling, that cost a fair bit to repair, then the following year the tank in the loft leaked and took out 3 ceilings and 40k worth of damage.. to me that isn't a cheaper solution.





Edited By: jayjayuk1234 on Jan 30, 2011 12:54
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whatsThePoint
jayjayuk1234
whatsThePoint
plumberman01
http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Home-improvements-and-products/Heating-and-hot-water/Boiler-Scrappage-Schemebefore the Baxi we had water tanks and spent 6 weeks in hotels as came back off hols and a seal had gone on the cold tank....i wouldnt have a tank if you paid me.
Just as well you got rid of any cold water pipe that could burst at the same time then,oh wait...
Know what you're saying, but the potential damage has minimized at least for us, if a pipe should spring a leak, or a toilet overflow etc, we did have a tank in the loft, and a storage cylinder in the main bedroom cupboard, one year the bedroom cylinder tank needed replacing as it leaked and caused damage to the downstairs ceiling, that caused a fair bit to repair, then the following year the tank in the loft leaked and took out 3 ceilings and 40k worth of damage.. to me that isn't a cheaper solution.


Just as well a normal gas boiler doesn't need a water tank then and heats on demand like a combi


Ah ok, so the 'boiler' we had before then was an abnormal one?
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plumberman01
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I am gathering quotes now-its a nightmare. I am replacing my old combi. All the engineers are recommending Worcester Bosch then Valliant. Quotes have ranged from about £1500- £2600. Each one has different things mentioned i.e length of guarantee, different types of flush and filters.
£2600???? for a basic change over?
Thats the range of quotes so far-how am I supposed to know which quote/work will be the least problematic in the future?
banned#10
Are Baxi boilers any good?

Just had a gas engineer recommend NOT to have a Worcester-Bosch or Valliant as you are just paying for the name. He has recommended a Baxi was gives same performance more reliable and at least £500 cheaper. Anyone have any experiences of using either of these?

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