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Boiler/system type-Combi,tank ???????

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by serc, 7 Apr 2006.

  1. serc

    serc

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    I'm in the middle of renovating an old barn and have been trying to think of what DHW/CH system to use.
    It's only a little place-
    2 bed
    1 Bathroom (separate bath and shower)

    I've thought of a condensing combi purely because it's not a big place and will only have to run the shower and maybe the kitchen tap at the same time.
    I have looked at a hot water loop to feed the taps and shower so hot water is instant but this would need a tank and i don't have alot of room it, the ceiling is vaulted so no attic, the only other places are under the stairs (not enough room) or the airing cupboard, which i don't want to fill up with a massive tank, would i be able to use a smaller tank which obviously means less stored water.
    Plus does this connect to the mains so i can have mains pressure hot water??? and lastly cost is a factor, a combi does everything quite well but not brilliantly.
    Like the old saying jack of many trades master of none........

    cheers for reading it through hope you can help
     
  2. JPC

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    i'm not sure what ur asking. why do u need hot water so instantly ?

    u could buy a baxi instant combi 80he for example. this has stored hot water within the boiler and is not bad at near instant hot water...depending on the pipe lengths
     
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    Well i'm asking what sort of heating system should I use.
    Having read alot of the other subjects it seems alot of people hate combi boilers but i think it suits my needs?????
    I've been looking aty Baxi combis because their cost effective and pretty easy to install and maintain.
    Am I right in thinking this?????
     
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    if their is only 1 or 2 living there and with a 2 bedroom house u could go for a combi assuming ur water flow was good enough. the aformentioned boiler is easy to fit and as you may know, u dont have any cold water tanks in the loft or hot water cylinders to accomodate.
     
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