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Alpha 240E - parts available but can't be fitted

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by dave99996, 25 Nov 2016.

  1. dave99996

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    I have an Alpha 240E boiler that has stopped working. The engineer says it needs a new expansion vessel but he is not legally allowed to fit one because any parts have to be traceable back to the original manufacturer and Alpha don't make the parts anymore. Is this true? I can see the parts available to buy online, but is there any point buying them if installers won't fit them?
     
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    He does not want to fit parts you have sourced. An issue in that is if the parts you have sourced, he fits them, things do not work out, you will be looking for him to address the problem. That is my understanding, I could be wrong
     
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    Find a different engineerr, thus one is talking twaddle.

    If the internal expansion vessel is not available, an external one is almost certainly an option.
     
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    Yep, he's talking out of his arris, get a new engineer
     
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    absolute rubbish, worst case scenario fit an external vessel as already advised
     
  7. dave99996

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    Thanks for your replies, he did offer to fit an external one, but I can see an expansion vessel suitable for the Alpha240E available to buy online for £109. I will try another engineer and ask if they can fit it.
     
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    why fit an internal one when an external one is about £25
     
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    I expect that he wants to fit a nice new boiler at an inflated price.

    But an original style EXV can be quite a job to fit into the boiler.

    An external EXV is a cheaper and easier option!

    Tony
     
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    You say that your boiler is not working , a faulty expansion vessel would not stop your boiler from working
     
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    It stopped working because the pressure built up too high and triggered the release valve.
     
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    If your flue exits straight out the back and not to either side or vertically then flue will have to removed to fit original part also you need about 18 inches clearance above boiler to get it out no matter what way the flue exits or the boiler has to come off the wall .
    Far better and cheaper to have an external one if its in an out of the way cupboard
     
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