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Baxi 105e replacement?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by kjacko, 12 Sep 2019.

  1. kjacko

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    Hi all, our Baxi 105e is on its last legs i reckon.
    Yesterday it worked fine, this morning no HW.
    I re-pressurised the system then power cycled and 'reset' the boiler. Open a HW tap but all i see is the green power light on the 105e.
    Its had a fair few repairs over the years, so if we decide to change, whats the best advice?
    1. go for a largely recomended boiler regardless?
    2. go for an alternative that fits the same piping jig so as to reduce labour costs?

    Need advise asap as i want a warm/hot shower.
    Thanks
     
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    Baxi 105 on its last legs?
    Pull the other one, there is a bell tied to it

    Who came up with this proclamation
    Boiler must have been neglect and then some.
     
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    Agree with DP, the 105 is very repairable. You probably just need a £20 diaphragm. If you do want a new boiler, the Intergas ECO RF is an excellent choice
     
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    A few years ago a customers daughter called for a replacement to 105 she had
    Stripped the boiler down, had to replace the flow manifold as it was solid seized
    Rest, replaced O rings and diaphragms. Still working to this day. Honeywell Lyric was hooked up to it for top notch control.
    When she moved, left the boiler behind but took the Lyric with her that now controls the boiler in new place
     
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    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the info, gives me some confidence that it’s still a decent boiler I guess.
    We missed last years service tbh, and in the past 9 years since we’ve had the house it’s had maybe 3-4 repairs.
    Turns out this was just a stuck relay. Gas engineer from next-door (didn’t even know he was one) tapped the manifold with a screwdriver and the damn thing burst into life
    Happy with that. He did say that if it keeps happening then it might mean replacing the circuit board that the relay sits on(?)
     
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    if you do end up replacing it in near future get a baxi duotec 28 it fits straight back onto existing jig and only needs a slight alteration to flue hole pipework stays the same
     
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    I could be wrong, but it will have been the light with fan symbol that would be flashing.
    Relay does not stick, but fails to make circuit.
    Chances are your boiler was safe operation checked instead of serviced, which seems to be the trend now despite Gas Safe Regulations specify any work on a gas appliance to be as stipulated by the manufacturer.
     
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