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Drayton MA1 Diverter Valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by treacletown08, 23 Mar 2020.

  1. treacletown08

    treacletown08

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    I have been quote £159 to replace this including the part. Does that sound reasonable ?

    I see the part on amazon is only £48.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    1. The amazon price is probably actuator only, rather then the whole valve. Not sure you can get them from amazon at the moment.
    2. If only the actuator is to be replaced, its a relatively simple job assuming the wiring centre is in a reasonable state. Say 45 minutes work at worst. £159 is not cheap, but its not outrageous.
    3. If the whole valve needs to be replaced, the system would probably have to be drained, then the old valve disconnected and removed, the new one installed and connected and the system refilled. If all went well, perhaps an hour, with complications could be three hours, particularly if there is difficulty draining / refilling the system. On balance a cheap to very reasonable quotation.
     
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    £30 will go straight off in VAT, so £70 to get the part, travel to you and back, factor in potential for warranty work. Say a couple of hours all in = £35 per hour from which fuel and vehicle expenses need to be taken, along with insurance and other business costs.
    Had any work done on your car recently? £80 per hour labour?
     
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