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Replacing immersion element who should i buy from

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Hotwire, 17 Apr 2020.

  1. Hotwire

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    I live in a soft water area and i am going to be replacing the immersion element shortly for one the correct length. Does anyone have any experience of either of these

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/tesla-copper-immersion-heater-element-27/53858

    https://www.toolstation.com/copper-immersion-heater-resettable-thermostat/p40149

    The screwfix one appears to come with the washer needed, the tool station one is hard to find info on. Dont know if it comes with washer, site doesnt say what wattage it is. It is slightly cheaper than the screwfix as the delivery is free.

    But i dont want to buy if its rubbish.
     
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    I'm not sure any immersions are little better than "rubbish" today....I've fitted titanium and they haven't lasted much longer.
    Shortest life I've had was 18 months...and when I pulled it out it looked like it had been in the sea for 10 years.
    They always come with a washer in my experience.
    It's luck...
     
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    I always fit Titanium ones, never had a problem.

    Andy
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Regarding the life span of the elements i should have said it wont be used on a regular basis its only for back-up or to give a bit of a boost when the gas boiler is busy heating the radiators.

    Gasguru, I think the problem with lots of todays stuff is that the minimum amount of material is used that they can get away with, resulting in stressed parts and components that give up the ghost before there time.

    Andy, i looked at the Titanium version at screwfix but was disappointed that it still only had the 1yr warranty, had it have been 2yr i probably would have gone for it.
     
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    Whilst we were fully in the EU we had a 2 year warranty (regardless what the merchant might argue)...not sure whether the UK is still harmonised.
    It would be nice to think that after this current shambles that the madness of Globalisation can be reigned in and we can get back to manufacturing quality elements again here.
     
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    Never new that with the 2yr guarantee, yer learn some thing everyday hey. Quality products, i hope so.
     
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