Condensing combi boiler?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jonnie84, 9 Mar 2011.

  1. jonnie84

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    Hi all i'm looking to fit a shower soon and am trying to decide which type.

    I have a condensing boiler but have just read on another thread that some are condensing- combi boilers.. I thought they were 2 different things!.

    How can I tell if mine is a combi so i can make the right decision on a shower?

    Many Thanks
    Obviously from a complete plumbing novice
    Jon
    (Btw my boiler is a Vaillant Ecotec fitted in the loft with a hw storage tank below in the bathroom)
     
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    If you have a HW storage tank, the boiler isn't likely to be a combi.
     
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    Condensing or not is totally irrelevant; the only point that counts is whether your dhw is gravity fed or mains.
     
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    If the hot water cylinder is supplied from a tank in the loft then your shower valve needs to be suitable for a gravity fed system unless you are considering having a pump fitted.
     
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