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What boiler to get..

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Gees, 11 Aug 2014.

  1. Gees

    Gees

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    My C&M combi boiler is playing up again, and I am considering a replacement. But there are so many choices out there that I cant make up my mind. I realise that most of you will have your Favourite make but a few pointers wouldnt come amiss

    Large victorian house
    5 bedrooms
    34ft lounge/diner
    Large bathroom

    13 rads in all + towel rail

    current boiler is C&M se 100

    Also what sort of money am i looking at.
     
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    Boiler only in same location! ?

    How many bathrooms / on suites?

    What is your cold water standing pressure and flow rate?
     
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    I can tell u what boiler not to get despite all the hype u read

    Vaillant (who also own Gloworm & heat line)

    Imho lousey mob to deal with rumour has it there customer data base may well be compromised as well ??
     
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    If a combi I would deffo go with an ATAG A325EC

    If a heat only everyone will have their favourites.

    As said it would depend on how many bathrooms/your peak hot water usage is. This will decide whether you need a combi or a hot water cylinder.
     
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    as above, Atag
     
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    Why would anyone want a Atag ? Big ugly white elephant with no service force back up. Decent boiler they may be but a quality brand they are not (yet) and I would much rarth go with a major manufacturer until they become a big player, I won't touch them.

    Bloody ugly things them massive too
     
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    how the heck do you expect me to know what the standing pressue is?
    it squirts a hosepipe about 30 feet?

    i have only one bathroom..
     
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    'How the heck' do you expect anyone here to give you a price based on your info.

    With your attitude, don't expect to be knocked over in the rush to serve you.
     
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    your obviously a bit frustrated.

    The engineers that come to quote should be measuring your dynamic pressure and flow, post back when they do
     
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    well, its a bit like my Mrs, shes, big, fat and ugly but the s,ex is great :p
     
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    sorry about the negativity earlier

    Boiler is in utility room.. plenty of space and there is a sink nearby for a run off.


    flow rate from tap in yard 15mm pipe is 21litres per minute

    as for pressure ?? I will wait untill i find this out.

    the combi i have has a flow restrictor at 10 litres a minute. At least thats what the manual says...
     
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    Check the flow rate at the yard tap when the cold tap in the kitchen is turned on. The smaller the drop, compared to the 21 l/min, the better the pressure.
     
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    ok ill try that tomorrow....thanks.
     
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    Had an installer round today, he checked the flow rate with what looked like a plastic mug with a slit in the side of it that indicated 30 litres a min. At the kitchen tap.

    now waiting for quote.....

    thanks ..
     
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