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Ideal Mexico Super CF475 boiler replacement?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Sam Gangee, 24 Apr 2017.

  1. bernardgreen

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    Yet the first post says it is a 15 year old boiler.

    The vent is there, agree that the new boiler will create a visible plume, but if there is an easement to vent then changing the appearance of the material vented will not affect the easement.
     
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    In the post you linked to? Pay attention Berny.

    Plus addition of a socking great fan blowing POC a metre or two across the boundary/adjoining land?

    There is no easement. There won't be an easement. Stop posting nonsense in threads you're not qualified to comment upon.
     
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    What vent?
     
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    Please pay attention......
    A few years ago the new owner of land over which a farmer had achieved an easement for venting fumes from a barn attempted to have the easement extinguished. He failed.
     
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    You were prattlingon about 20 year old situations.

     
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    And this one is 15 years old.

    Once again, your advice on gas matters is pointless and erroneous.
     
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    The boiler was originally a cast iron Potterton with flue running up inside the cavity wall and exiting through the tiles. I think it's still there. The "new" Ideal boiler must be around 15 years old and the flue was put through the wall at that time. Mind you, the neighbours didn't live there then so it might be difficult to prove that it hasn't been there 20+ years.
    Correct, he isn't, so he's recommended one who is. So the agents are contacting him today. And so the saga continues...
    Thankfully, the house is well insulated!
     
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    The Ideal balanced flue range is normally in the RS485 format.

    The CF475 is a vertical open flue.

    I expect it could be repaired by anyone who wanted to.

    But a new heat only boiler could be fitted anywhere where there is an open ground outside at least 2.5 m long or a little less with a plume management system.

    It does NOT have to be a combi boiler! And will usually be a cheaper job NOT to convert to a combi boiler.

    Tony
     
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    You can expect it all you like. Doesn't make it fact. A certain trusted and reliable poster here replaced a CF495 for me recently, that I originally installed back in 2004.

    The HEX had failed. He even turned up to repair it with a new HEX. Secondary damage from the leak meant that the repair was not viable. Just arranged for the new HEX to be returned subject to restocking fee.

    Now unless you're saying that this well known poster is not as skilled as you? Or are you going to stop casting generalisations when you haven't seen the job?
     
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    You said the repair was not viable because of water damage.

    I said that I would expect that it probably could be repaired.

    Not that it would be viable or even a good idea in view of it's age and low efficiency.

    I repaired one a few months ago but advised the lovely Spanish landlady that it would be sensible to replace it with a modern boiler at the next change of tenants.

    Tony
     
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    So what was cracked and leaking on your one?
     
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    Nothing was cracked or leaking because I did not want to be replacing it in the middle of winter.

    Problem was caused by a careless RGI who replaced the thermocouple and gas valve when the problem was caused by something else!

    Another one who just wanted to make himself some money.
     
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    Tony unlike you we all do this job to make some money, we are not all perverts who charge depending on bust size, you are so full of shoite
     
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    So you're not comparing apples with apples then FFS. Yet you have the nerve to suggest the attending RGI condemned the cracked and leaking boiler in front of him, yet your magical powers of remote diagnosis are able to presume it is repairable after all.

    Why your desire to not wish to repair something in the winter has any bearing on the fault in front of you god alone only knows.
     
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