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What’s your opinion on this BG boiler quote?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Mottie, 17 Apr 2018.

  1. ScotchGas

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    A macerator pumps crap, condy pumps pumps water effectively.
     
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    I’d run it in the loft to the SVP with as much fall as you can get on it. Condensate pipe should be ok and get it well lagged... also depends if you have a warm or cold loft, is there insulation between the rafters or just the joists?

    It’s better than another bit of kit that can pack up IMO. As you say, if it does freeze up you can get to it fairly easy with a hairdryer, but if properly lagged - which can be overdone as it’s not on view, you shouldn’t have a problem. We’ve done loads like that and none reported issues during the Beast from the East - had loads of callouts to others that had external runs though.

    BTW: what CCTV cameras are those on your soffits? Any good? I’m looking for a decent product to put up at my gaff.
     
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  4. Mottie

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    Thanks. That’s what I’ll try for. Insulation just between the joists. Never had a pipe freeze up in the loft since the boiler was fitted there 26 years ago so should be okay. I suppose if the condensate pipe was clipped to the flank wall I could leave a 6” gap next to the wall uninsulated although having the boiler up there must take a bit of the chill off. I may have to have the new boiler fitted slightly higher than the old one to get a decent fall on it. Does the expansion vessel have to be higher than the boiler? I can’t see why but I think they just fitted the expansion vessel in that position when converting it to a sealed sysyem as that was where the filler/expansion tank was. I think I’ll have an extra filling loop and pressure gauge fitted next to the boiler as well.


    The CCTV cameras are only cheapo Swann ones. Came in a kit with 4 cameras and the recorder. Cost around £300 if I remember. Ok. Ish!
     
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  6. Mottie

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    Yes, I would, but it’ll affect your price as you’ll need a new flue hole and the old one will need making good... and they’ll need to get up higher from outside.
     
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    Thanks. I’ll talk to them. I may save a bit by not paying for a pump and if it costs a bit more because of increased labour, it would be worth it in my mind.
     
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    Nice and quiet, as said somewhere else they only run for a few seconds now and then, just make sure it is wired in correctly to stop the boiler as many aren`t :mad:
    Some need a quick wet vac out every couple of years (you can do that) ;)
     
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    Decisions, decisions! o_O
     
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    First off that`s an incorrect installation using the macerator for condensate water (buggers up rubber components) and secondly pumping waste back to the boiler is not possible UNLESS they joined the condensate pipe to the macerator outlet pipe in which case again an incorrect installation.
    Sick n tired of macerators getting blamed for incompetence. :evil:
     
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    Keeps you busy though eh JP! ;):whistle:
     
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    Yep that it does :LOL:
     
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    When they put that EV back on the system, get them to stick a lever valve just before it (upstream) that way it’s simple to drop pressure on the water side if it ever needs recharging... no need to drain water out of the system - just what’s downstream of the lever valve... good idea to remove the valve handle and keep it somewhere nearby though - so that it doesn’t get inadvertently closed - leaving the system with no expansion room :eek::)
     
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  16. Mottie

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    Hmmm. Just had a quote from a Vaillant approved installer to fit the boiler if I supply it for little more than BG want for just the scaffolding! £680 and that includes all pipe and fittings. They’ll register it so that I get the 7 years guarantee. I can get the boiler and flue for less than a grand so looking like it will cost around the £1,650 mark. Looking favourite at the moment.
     
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    what was that? your 19th quote so far?
     
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