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Saunier duval 30e leak

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Richarddow1983, 27 Aug 2016.

  1. Richarddow1983

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    Hi

    Looking for some advice. My saunier duval 30e boiler was loosing water pressure so a monthly top up was required letting more qater. Turns out there is a leak coming from underneath.
    Not sure if an easy fix required or something bigger?

    Added picture hopefully can get some advice how to fix plus rough cost?
     

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    That should be a relatively easy fix on a somewhat difficult boiler model where leaks are the norm.

    Cost will largely depend on the attitude of the repairer.

    Many do not like that model! So they could charge an above normal fee.

    It may be too old but the firm responsible for them now might still provide fixed price repairs at about £300. But a good independent should be a lot less than that IF they will agree to work on it.

    Tony
     
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    Not much different from many other boilers using plastics and O rings.

    Tony I know you do not like this boiler, so offering pricing structure is pointless and liable to lead to possible grief for would be repairer. It could create issues should Ruchard manage to get someone to look at the boiler and then Agile price suggestion does not compare with repairer price.

    I think this subject has been broached before and general feeling was you should refrain from suggesting what a repair should cost not knowing what is involved or had any intention of carrying out said repair.

    Richard, if you say what your location is, some kind person might offer to look at your boiler and repair the problem. My experience suggests boiler might need a service as dictated in the manual, during which the leaking area could be secured or part replaced. It is a good possibility the leaking component might even be carried as van stock by someone who does repairs, breakdowns and servicing everyday

    I have edited this post several times and must add that Tony is a very clever chap with random foot in mouth syndrome ( only God knows why as there is no need for it)
     
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    Looks like a fixable leak to me don't know how much to fix depends how long it takes but I bet
    I've got one in the rack in the van don't like the cheap stuff what's fitted these days not like
    the old days when proper materials were used and leaks were few
     
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    In good old days boilers only had about one part that failed- a thermocouple:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: if unlucky, the gas valve or pump. If you were born in the 13th, then the heat exchanger could be cursed with a fracture

    Now it is all electricery black magic that requires magic potions and magic wands.
     
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    But DP, I have not suggested a price apart from saying makers charge about £300 for a fixed price repair and an independent is likely to be less.

    I would expect it to take me about 30 min to fix if I had a suitable seal and the plastic was not cracked. But because of those models propensity to leak I am very reluctant to take on jobs on them. They can leak the following week from another place and the owner expects it to be repaired for free.
     
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    Tony, do you care to look at the picture?

    I believe you said a lot less.
     
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    I did look at picture.

    What made you think that I had said any less?
     
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    Because that is what you posted Tony
     
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    hey Richard( OP )have fun:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    agile ; the independent would love you for saying that:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    And the patience of a saint!
     
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    I dont think fixing the leak pictured would stop the pressure dropping anyway
     
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    I hope there are not many RGIs who will charge anything like £300 for a small job like this one should be. Could take as little as 1/2 hour. But might take a bit longer and will need a new seal which not everyone will carry. But after seeing the picture any responsible RGI would go prepared.

    But I intentionally did not put any figures on what they might charge because that will depend on their charging ethos or the time it actually takes them.

    As I said, I don't like working on those models because of their propensity to leak and I expect that I am not alone in that.

    Tony
     
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