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What type of boiler do i have/need?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Simmo26, 17 Jun 2020.

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  1. Simmo26

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    Ok so i'm hoping im being a bit thick with this and missing the obvious so please bear with me.

    Our current boiler is an old Ideal ICOS HE15, Standard 10yr+ underpowered newbuild boiler.
    Its dying and beyond economical repair from what the guy who came to service it told us, so its upgrade time.

    Now eveything i read on google points me towards it being a System boiler. No water tank in loft, just a white cylinder in airing cupboard upstairs, with a small white and a small red tank above it. Also the service guy told me it was an "un-vented" system.

    A guy came to quote us for a new boiler and has suggested a worcester that is a "Conventional" boiler. (worcester 18Ri?). But we've got no cold water tank in the loft?

    I've then found boilers that are Heat only?

    Can anyone shed any light on what sort of boiler i actually need?

    Thanks in advance,

    Oli
     
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    Is the pump built into the boiler or separate ?
     
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    There is a pump next to the water tank. There is also an internal pump in the boiler according to the manual (see attached item 69 & 70) which further confused me.
    ICOS Pump.PNG
     
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    You have a heat only boiler on a sealed system , you can replace it with a heat only or a system boiler.
     
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    The 18ri can be used ass open vent or sealed system, you have a sealed system so it is ok to fit that if that is the boiler you want.
    Make sure your existing system is properly cleaned and inhibited , the WB Ri does not like dirty system water
     
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