costs for a new boiler

21 Sep 2005
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We have a small 3 bedroom house, with downstairs bathroom and kitchen.

after having a new pump fitted and the system flushed a year ago, problems have occurred upon switching on the heating system this weekend;

The boiler is located on the first floor, and is an Elan conventional boiler that heats water into a tank and the CH. Its probably over 10 years old.

- lots of knocking noises are coming from the boiler.
- the 1st floor rads warm up, downstairs (its variable).

Have been advised by an engineer that system has:

a) corroded pump
b) corrosion in boiler
c) corrosion in pipes

ie it all needs replacement!

Clearly this is an ideal solution, but I do not have tons of spare cash!

Can I:

- get the boiler repaired, pumped changed and system flushed
- change just the boiler and pump. Boiler would be a combi type, that provides hot water on request;

- any thoughts on costs for a small system?
- recommendations on boilers?


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I wonder if the pump is working!

Do you have a fairly new car outside?

Your boiler is old and under the new regulations we have to work to you would probably have to fit a new cylinder and radiator valves if replacing the boiler. Approximate cost £1700.

Anything can be repaired, even an Elan! But it would take a dedicated installer.

The good news is that if the boiler is still safe then its probably only the pump which has failed!

Tony Glazier
Agile, thanks for such a prompt response. Our engineer advised the knocking noises from the boiler indicate its also suffering.

Advise we have been given is conflicting, between:

- change pump (already has been done last year, so why break down so quickly?)

- change boiler - and fit a new combi condensing type. No need for cylinder.

- why new radiator valves?

I am concluding:

- new boiler (any recommendations would be helpful)
- powerflush to system

Costs ...?

Many thanks

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If the pump is not runing its not because its "failed" but because dirt in the system has seized it up.

It can easily be spun to get it going IF that is the problem.


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