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New boiler help!!!!

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6y, 4w agoPosted 6 years, 4 weeks ago
How do,

I need a new boiler and pronto!, My plumber has quoted me 1300 for a new valliant or worcester. straight swap with my existing combi plus a condensate pump. Is this a good deal?

Cheers guys
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6y, 4w agoPosted 6 years, 4 weeks ago
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banned 1 Like #1
yes...

oh do make sure he is corgi registered http://www.trustcorgi.com/Pages/default.aspx

Use his ID card number to check it's valid here

http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk or ring them.

Edited By: lumoruk on Nov 10, 2010 16:55
1 Like #2
i think it can be less prob depends where u live tho too?
1 Like #3
I had quotes between 1200-1500 when i got mine done.
1 Like #4
yes -and a good make too
#5
Cheers guys, in Leeds so being 'up north' everything is a little cheaper up here. He is corgi and it will be all certified and stuff. I think i will go for it after all your comments.

Cheers muchly!!!!!!
Rep to all!!!!
#6
At least I would if I knew how to rep any more, its been a while!!!!!!!
#7
You mean Gas Safe registered...!!!
#8
lufc_ginge
At least I would if I knew how to rep any more, its been a while!!!!!!!

you cant rep any more since the change.
#9
my o/h says yep as the boiler is £900 approx but obv depends what size? how many rads
banned#10
Hope you knocked him down from original quote too, say £100 ? offer to dispose of the boiler yourself would make it cheaper.
banned#11
Get him to throw in a wirefree thermostat control centre , they are great : )
#12
tangramman
Get him to throw in a wirefree thermostat control centre , they are great : )
It's a straight swap so he will be picking up the existing room stat. £1300 is excellent for a worcester or vaillant as you looking at around £1000 including the flue for either and he will have to adapt the pipework a bit to suit.
#13
ask him why you need a condensate pump? the condensate pipe just goes out the wall into a lime stone soak away so dont know why he says you need a pump .
also ask him is he putting in centinol ?its a rust inhibitor .
as for adapting the pipe work if its a straight swap its ten min to alter pipes after all they are already there gas, flow, return, cold inlet, hot out, blow off , the only diff thats there is the condensate line which is just 22mm plastic out of the property as i said above into a lime soak away

Edited By: yonder on Nov 10, 2010 18:38
#14
that is a geat deal. i paid the same after a lot more expensive quotes. vaillant ecotec pro 28 vertical flue for £1300.
#15
My neighbour just paid £1700 for the same.
#16
I take it you need a condensate pump because the boiler is in a basement?

In my experience condensate pumps cause a lot of problems, is there no way you can do without it?
#17
Right, yes, Er.

Well, the boiler is in the cellar so I guess that's why there needs to be a pump? Saying that, I am now quite unsure. Yonder, does that sound plausible? Yes, the rest is just a straight swap.

Not sure of the size of the boiler. Guess I should be asking these questions? There is like, 8 rads un the house, but they go from basement up to attic (3floors)

Yonder/souljacker, you guys seem to know about these things, is a pump really needed if the boiler is in the basement?

(cheers for all the help people!)
#18
the pump is needed as the condensate pipe has to bleed into something like a drain, so unless you have a drain in your celler, then it has to have a pump to get rid of it the condensate.ecotec pro 28 will do 3 floors and 8 rads , as that is what mine does.
#19
Ah, cheers T, makes sense now.
#20
Yeah unless you have a drain down there or can put the boiler somewhere else you need a condensate pump, does it have to be a condensing boiler you have fitted?

If you had a standard boiler you wouldn't need one and the boiler would be a lot cheaper

Edited By: souljacker on Nov 11, 2010 09:24
#21
o/h says new boilers should be condensing as they are A energy rating. He said there are few exceptions...but im only the mrs so not as advised as the other guys on here..
#22
plumberman01
o/h says new boilers should be condensing as they are A energy rating. He said there are few exceptions...but im only the mrs so not as advised as the other guys on here..


yeah thing is over here (isle of man) you can still fit standard boilers so i wasn't sure what the regs were in the uk.
#23
Think that they all have to be condensing now, but I may be wrong.
#24
You can still fit standard boilers, but you are unlikely to find one for sale new.
#25
Cheers for all the help people, very much appreciated. (especially you plumberman, asking the fella is over and above the call of duty!!!!)

I'm getting it fitted today so fingers crossed!
#26
only just got in from work Lufc so missed all the rest of the posts good luck
#27
pinkleponkle
You can still fit standard boilers, but you are unlikely to find one for sale new.


why not? worcester/boulter still make them

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