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Simple question, maybe not so simple answer.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mogget, 12 Feb 2019.

  1. mogget

    mogget

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    Hello all

    Long time no post, how is everybody?

    I have a simple question which might divide opinion but I'll ask it anyway.

    If a gas engineer convinced my Ultracom 15HXI that it was actually an Ultracom 18HXI, and all relevant safety tests were done, thus raising the output by 3kW, would they have committed an offence?

    I'm aware that the only difference between those two models is the price and the software.

    Thanks
    Mogget
     
  2. ScottishGasMan

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    Yes he would be contravening the Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations.
     
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  3. mogget

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    OK many thanks. Will not ask then.
     
  4. durhamplumber

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    Convinced it????
     
  5. muggles

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    And, crucially, the data badge on it which says 15kW and gives the appropriate gas rate. The output must match the manufacturer's data badge, and they won't give you a new one of them for all the tea in China
     
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  6. mogget

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    Maybe I'm alone in seeing a kind of consciousness in computers. It's just a matter of changing a setting but as it's against the gas regs it won't be happening.
     
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