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New Boiler - Long flue or pump ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by curtly, 26 Jul 2016.

  1. curtly

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    Thanks for the recommendation matey, appreciated.
    I've got a price for the install which had straight forward condensate pipe into next room, to use a pump instead would be £52 extra or the extended flue pipe alternative would be £120 more (just extra hardware cost)
     
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    But 'extra over' items are never costed on materials only??!! Very strange, you're either doing the job yourself or its Cowboys you've in.
     
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    Just think about it... If it was someone's remit to follow these fitters around, carrying out the "extras" that are done, on this basis, they would earn diddly squat a year :confused:
    Doesn't make any sense!
    How much are you paying for the install?
     
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    Hi guys, quotation was:-
    Remove old boiler
    Fit new Vaillant Ecotec 430 in new position on other side of garage
    2x flue components for above
    Extend flow/gas pipe work for install
    System flush
    Magnetic filter added
    Reconfigure cistern pipe work from 'Y' to 'S'
    Wire in 'Hive' controller
    Add 11x thermostatic valves
    10yr Parts & labour Warranty
    2yrs free emergency cover for heating system
    £2190

    It's a fairly large company, guy said it would be a day job for two guys, extras priced as previous post were at cost ? I'm assuming I'm already paying for a days labour for two guys anyway ??
     
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    from the feedback I think I'll go for the outside wall/short flue root, hopefully I'm not employing Cowboys as suggested :)
     
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    How many rads, 30 kw seems over kill
     
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    11 or 12 by the looks of it. And yes - massively overkill.
     
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    How many kW is your existing boiler?

    Whose idea to use a 30 kW boiler?

    Do you think the more powerful the boiler the better?


    Tony
     
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    Currently 12 rads, having double storey extension so will end up with extra bedroom + 9mx5m dining kitchen with wet underfloor.
    Will end up with 12 rads & 8kw allowance for underfloor, does this sound about right if a rad =1.5kw ??
     
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    If you're asking these questions your installer/s can't be much good??!! It looks cheap to me!!
     
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    That price does seem very cheap!
    But that doesn't necessarily mean it will be a poor job! I would ask them for references if you have some doubt!
    Where are you located?
     
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    Based in Yorkshire.
    I think I've veered from the original question slightly which was just a second opinion about a longer flue.
    Apologies if I've seemed to ask more Q's, I was just trying to offer additional info to people's questions, queries & observations on here.
    Quite confident I've got a good price from a company with good feedback... Only time will tell

    Thanks for everyone's input
     
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    Shortest flue route the better. I've changed 2 condensate pumps in 11 years. Changed a fair few non return valves but they're pennies in comparison.
     
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