1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Simple question, maybe not so simple answer.

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

  1. mogget

    mogget

    Joined:
    18 May 2008
    Messages:
    1,898
    Thanks Received:
    163
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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. Sponsored Links
  3. ScottishGasMan

    ScottishGasMan

    Joined:
    22 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    6,390
    Thanks Received:
    2,262
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes he would be contravening the Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. mogget

    mogget

    Joined:
    18 May 2008
    Messages:
    1,898
    Thanks Received:
    163
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    OK many thanks. Will not ask then.
     
  5. durhamplumber

    durhamplumber

    Joined:
    23 May 2010
    Messages:
    10,528
    Thanks Received:
    414
    Location:
    Durham
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Convinced it????
     
  6. muggles

    muggles

    Joined:
    28 Oct 2005
    Messages:
    11,465
    Thanks Received:
    2,347
    Location:
    Daventry
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. mogget

    mogget

    Joined:
    18 May 2008
    Messages:
    1,898
    Thanks Received:
    163
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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.
     
  8. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  9. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page