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Condensing boiler and header tank

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mmogano, 23 Dec 2011.

  1. mmogano

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    Hello. I have a newish condensing boiler with a header tank in my loft which I have just discovered has a lot of water spilt around it. A visiting plumber tells me this is "blowing off" and that I should not have a header tank but an enclosed system with a vessel. He says this would cost £320 to flush out the system plus £280 to reconfigure to include a vessel. Does all this make sense please and is he right about reconfiguring and the cost of this?
    Many thanks
     
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    flush is not needed in most cases depends on how much you are paying for the boiler i do a boiler replacement from 900 east yorkshire area including boiler
     
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    Jesus Christ , who pays you fookin overheads with prices like that?

    the tooth fairy ? :evil:
     
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    "from" is such a lovely word ;) :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Yes I like to use it in all my advertising. :D
     
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    for real?
     
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    Who installed it, and when? Did somebody actually pay them?
     
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    yes
     
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    Reminds me of a "no blame no claim" type TV advert I saw a few months back. It said something along the lines of "We can claim up to £5000, or more". What amount of money isn't included in that sentence? :rolleyes: :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Yes it was installed two to three years ago and obviously they were paid! But should they have removed the old header tank and installed a self enclosed system??
     
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    Not necessarily but it does make it easier for the hard of thinking.
     
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    Turning an old open system into a sealed system also gives the OP a sprinkler system. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Andy
     
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