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How easy to install a boiler?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Scud14, 12 Jun 2011.

  1. Scud14

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    Hello guys...
    I know that most of you here are professional and have some knowledge about this issue.

    If there was a house with an old floor standing boiler and you wanted to install a new combi boiler but in another place inside the house because of size restriction for example.

    Will that be simple job?
    I don't know a bout plumbing but I imagine you will need to break the walls to connect to pipes and stuff....what would you do if the wall was covered with tiles?
    In general... how easy/hard is this job?

    I wish you share your experience with us.

    Cheers
     
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    I wonder why.....till now you have had 39 views but no replies except this one?
     
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    Hi Scud,

    Afraid you won't get any help with this query. Basically what you are wanting to do is a no, no.

    You will need a gassafe chap or chapess
     
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    Anything is achievable but without seeing the job it's hard to say whether it would be simple or not. However drilling though tiles is generally a bit tricky, but can be done with the right equipment.
     
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    Thought there was nothing wrong with the Mexico. ;)
     
  8. Scud14

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    I'm not planning to do that myself. But I was just curious about the job and how can installers know where the pipes pass inside the wall...etc.
     
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    I understand why you are asking the question and as I'm not a backside-covering plumber I don't mind giving you the benefit of my limited experience. We had a new boiler fitted a couple of years ago and yes, it was an expensive job because Mrs RR wanted it wall mounted quite some distance away from the old floor location and we wanted some modifications to the major pipework that supplied the heating and the hot water cylinder so we paid around £2000 for the new boiler and the modifications.

    With regard to going through walls, everything is possible but if the room is tiled there will inevitably be some damage, which a good plumber might be able to disguise.

    Your best bet is to invite three plumbers to quote for the job. Each will have different ideas about how it should be done. You shouldn't choose the cheapest but the one who has the clearest grasp of the job and the most interest in it. My advice would also be to look around for a long-established family plumbing firm, but that's just my preference.
     
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    Its usually pretty easy to work out where pipes are in walls in relation to drilling.

    To be sure as cables dont always follow the correct rules using a metal/power detector is always a good idea!

    Generally drilling small holes in tiles is not a big problem and even pipe sized holes are not a big problem with diamond tipped drills.

    Tony
     
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