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Vaillant TurboMax 242E, hot water demand

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Wipster, 22 Aug 2013.

  1. Wipster

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    Hi all,

    Yep its this old chestnut again, central heating works no hot water demand light and no hot water, usual suspects the diverter valve/diaphram/microswitch.

    So individually appear to work properly, when I call for hot water the switch is visibly depressed but not quite enough to make contact, giving it a helping nudge ticks it on then its enough to keep it down.
    What's the non bodge way of fixing this, new microswitch? or shall I just plop a folded bit of card between the lever and it ;)
     
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    The correct way to repair is to fit a new diverter valve.

    I usually charge about £224

    Tony
     
  4. Bunnyman

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    Are u mental tony? There £180+ vat retail for the valve
     
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    I always thought that I was too cheap.

    Even so I still only do about half of those that I quote by phone for as a defined repair cost. Somebody is doing very cheap work. Probably those not born in the UK.

    Have one where I have to drill out both lower screws and only charging an extra £10 for that when I get round to doing it.

    The two screws were £14 !
     
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    Last one i bought a few mounths ago was £115 inc vat from plumbs they are widely avialabe on ebay for less than a ton
     
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    U plonker namsag that's trade price, we need mark up for carrying the spares around for first fix repair so people don't hav to hav more time off work for recalls, we ain't all got the cushy BG pension 😜
     
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