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Replacement for an Ascot

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by lonspwi, 4 Apr 2007.

  1. lonspwi

    lonspwi

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    I have an old Ascot gas multipoint water heater which has been in use for over 20 years now, and is getting a little inefficient !
    Can anyone recommend a direct replacement - something which works on the same principle but more modern ? I have other means of cental heating so dont need a combi.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Best multipoint about is the chaffoteaux britony BF. wich should fit with not too much alteration.. I take it yours is an Ascot Soverign , gold door at bottom
     
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    Watch out for the ascot being built in wall and made from asbestos. Could need internal wall bricked/plastered before fitting new water heater. Britony flexiflue good as well and is a fan flued water heater
     
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    The ascots built into the walls with asbestos box is at the very least thirty five years old.. If i ever get asbestosis i know it was from chopping them out and replacing them as an apprentice.
     
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    No asbestos as far as I can see, just a big stainless steel vent to the outside.
    Not sure which model Ascot it is, but it's white with a brown slide out bottom part which allows access to the pilot light, diaphragm etc.
    The Chaffoteaux is about £340 and the spec looks good, so i'll instruct my plumber to get one of those.

    Thanks for your help !
     
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    Main do them too - haven't seen any problems with them. Maybe others have??
     
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