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What make boiler ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by goalc, 3 Apr 2006.

  1. goalc

    goalc

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    Hi
    We are about to get a new condesing boiler, and was looking for some advice on what make to get. Some plumbers have reccommended Poterton/Baxi, others have said to stay away from them and go for Worcester....... can anyone give me some good impartial advice on which is best (and why) ?

    Also, should we have a powerflush when we get the new system, or is a flush with X400 (?) Ok ? We have microbore pipework, and again some people have said that powerflush is a 2must-do", others have said we dont need it.

    We are confused !! :confused:

    Any help is appreciated....
     
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  3. htgeng

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    Definitely go for a powerflush and it should take them a day to do it properly. If you look on the kamco website you can find links to a local approved engineer. If its microbore you may find some guys won't touch it with a bargepole and may recommend partial repiping of the system.

    As for choice of boiler its horses for courses. Its a pity there isnt a What Boiler magazine for fair and balanced reviews. Each installer will have their own choice, but I recommend you ask them for references from their previous customers. I always give this choice to customer and around 50% do actually call to speak to my earlier clients.

    If you ask on here you will get 10 different answers for boiler choice. At a minimum you should be looking for 5 years warranty on the heat exchanger and 2 years other parts/ labour. Some boilers have a 10 year warranty - analagious to Siemens/Meile build quality, but these don't come cheap.
     
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