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How long to change a boiler

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by RickH, 2 Mar 2021.

  1. RickH

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    Have an existing wall-mounted horizontal flue gas condensing boiler.

    Thinking of having it changed, it will be a like-for-like in as much as a replacement will be a Heat only condensing boiler.
    Boiler is wall mounted with easy access all around.. not cupboard mounted.

    How long would it take for a heating guy to remove the old boiler, and fit the new one ? ..... flue to use existing hole through the wall.
     
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    Why?

    Andy
     
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    Depends on how big and how clean your system is. If it's big and needs a lot of flushing then a day and a half, if it's a small clean system then it could probably be done in half a day.

    Why are you considering changing the one you have?
     
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    There is no flushing involved .... boiler are primaries connect to a Thermal store .. all non Ferrous totally isolated from Heating circuits ... I’ll drain the store myself.

    Why am I considering changing”. my existing boiler is now 20 years old. (Baxi Barcelona), had a lot of reliability issues, broke down again last week ... down for 6 days.

    Some companies even refused to put it on service contract as it was more than 10 years old.
     
  6. Couple of hours .
     
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    Thanks ... so can safely plan to get this done in a day.
    Finding a good heating Engineer will be key.
    If anybody know of good one in Swansea/Neath area, let me know.
     
  8. Expect to pay £150.00
     
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    Had one quote ... £1400 from Intergas installer
    Wanted to sanity check how long it would take.

    Know it’s not going to be £150
     
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  11. Hold out its a piece of pîss to do a straight swap... he'll have his feet up watching homes under the hammer by 11
     
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    You little tease!
     
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    Care to help with estimate on time ?
     
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    Like for like about one days work.
     
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    If that quote was supply & fit its not outrageous...interested to hear how you get on, similar requirement here when it gets warm & heating engineers start looking round for work :)
     
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    Thanks that is all I wanted to know for now.
    Search for boiler make is next. :). I’ll do that on separate post.
     
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