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Vaillant Turbomax 242E diverter valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Claireasol, 21 Feb 2012.

  1. Claireasol

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    Hi

    Please could someone advise how long a Vaillant Turbomax 242E diverter valve should last in a Vaillant Combi boiler and whether they come with a warranty?

    many thanks
     
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    Normally two year warranty on vailant, with some models now coming with 5 years according to the parts centre.
     
  4. Claireasol

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    Thanks for this...

    If anyone knows how long they SHOULD last on average that would be great.
     
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    I there a REASON you need to KNOW this?
     
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    Sludge and crud notwithstanding you will get 12months on that model of valve the boiler is at least 4 years old now.
     
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    Sludge and mould = plumbers gold!!
     
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    You sure it had whole diverter and not just a diaphragm
     
  9. Claireasol

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    We rent out a house through an agent and have had our 3rd invoice for this in 4 years.. latest one today.

    Just wondering if we should be querying this or not.
     
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    def whole diverter
     
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    Wot?

    Were you there?

    Or you have just seen it written on an invoice?

    Absentee landlords are prime scam targets. Usually the agents and plumbers share the scam money!

    The ones that I fit last 3-6 years! why are yours lasting one year?

    Tony
     
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    ask the agent to leave the faulty parts behind, and scribe a secret mark on parts of your boiler. Its like garages that rip off innocent motorists when they take their cars in for a service!

    Or change your agent and don't have it on full management, and let them just deal with rental and tenancy agreement issues whilst you deal with maintenece through your own chosen experts. This way you are in control of your house, you have to tell your tenants to call you when something goes wrong and not the agent. not only this way you will be paying reduced agent commission.
     
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    No I mean that the invoice def says diverter not diaphram.
     
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    We are querying it today and will not be agreeing to it being fixed through their maintenance guys. Especially as above says 3-4 years before replacement is needed.

    Thanks everyone
     
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    I saw a 10 year old used 'new' timeclock that has been fitted for £85 for an overseas landlord!

    Some agents encourage overcharging by asking three engineers to 'quote' for repairs when only one is going to get the job so they all quote around £300.

    How much did you have to pay? Last one I did came to £236.

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    We are getting a plumber we know and trust to have a look at it tomorrow. The agent had no excuse or reasoning for why it needed replacing again so soon.

    If it does need replacing / repairing we would rather pay someone we know the full amount rather than being conned by the agent / their plumber.
     
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