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Boiler in loft

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by shalin3, 19 Dec 2019.

  1. ianmcd

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    I am with you @Terrywookfit I hate boilers in lofts, we once employed a surveyor and he for some reason always specced the boiler to go in the loft, till he done one with a Worcester Hi-flow so I sent him to fit it, when he couldnt find a way of getting it up there he soon stopped doing it
     
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    You have it with some cars too - some are right bastards to work on compared to others. i.e. a Land Rover discovery requires the whole body removing to replace a turbo. At the end of the day though, boiler installation location can be no different from a car that might be more difficult/awkward than others to work on. The product is built (or in the case of a boiler, installed) to suit the customer who uses it 365 days a year and not built or installed for the convenience of the engineer that may work on it only a couple of hours per year. Man up the pair of you! :p

    Edit: Talking of lofts reminded me of when I had my system upgraded and converted to a sealed system and unvented hot waster. This involved fitting a couple of new valves, a new room stat and controller. A plumber came round and did the plumbing work and then the company sent round an electrician to do all the connecting up. As soon as he found out that the boiler was in the loft he declared that he "doesn’t do lofts". He obviously needed to see how the boiler and pump was wired up at that end so he phoned the company up and they sent an apprentice round to go up in the loft, take a picture with his phone of the wiring connections at the boiler end and show it to the electrician downstairs so that he could do his work at ground floor level. In truth, I don’t think he would have fitted through the loft hatch. Lazy fat ****!
     
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    Too many installations are installed for the convenience and maximum profit of the installer. The installer doesn't have to live with the installation but the customer does.
     
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    Yes, and quite often he’s not the one who goes back to work on the bl00dy thing when it goes wrong either.
     
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    Is it a combi? Have you a cold fill dish washer?

    Ages ago I worked out the cost of hot water sitting in a hot pipe after a sink tap had been used then closed in the kitchen.

    Can't remember the details but around 10 metres of tube contained water which had been heated then cooled when the tap is turned off. If the sink tap was opened I think 25 times a day the cost was over £30 of wasted unused heat.

    That figure didn't include cold water if metered that was drawn from the hot tap before usable hot water reaches the tap.

    If it's a heat only boiler no problem but if a boiler goes in an exposed area remember the inbuilt frost protection works only when there is an electrical supply so if you're in a rural area prone to power cuts think twice and anti freeze while helpful in the heating system can't be used in the domestic side.
     
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