Old combi boiler - never fitted. Should I buy it?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by DyerMaker, 18 Nov 2021.

  1. DyerMaker

    DyerMaker

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    Hi all,

    Am considering the pros and cons of buying a combi boiler I've seen advertised.

    It's a Ravenheat RSF84E. What I do know is that these are no longer for sale and have been superseded by other models.

    The ad simply states "bought a good few years ago, never fitted" - and sure enough by the looks of the photos I'd say it's certainly not been in service for any length of time, if at all. Has original box.

    In general I'm just wondering - for those who know - are there any possible defects that could develop in a boiler that's just been sitting around for many years? Best case scenario, it's been kept in its box, maybe in a garage or shed.. but still, it will have been through the usual seasonal temperature fluctuations and the all-pervasive Irish damp!

    I think I've almost talked myself out of it already, but just be interested to hear some informed opinions.

    Cheers :)
     
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    Junk it...it dates around 1999-2000, non condensing (been illegal since 2005 here) and spares suspect...Ravenheats future is also questionable according to rumours.
     
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    they are called ravenheap in the trade for a reason . leave well alone
     
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    There is o ring and seals in there that won't be much cop.

    It's a rather large paper weight
     
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    thanks guys... if needed a "decider"... that was it!! :)
     
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    They were total shoite when they were brand new
     
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