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Worcester Bosch compact - any drawbacks over classic?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by worriedhouseholder, 26 Feb 2018.

  1. worriedhouseholder

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    My installer has suggested a WB 32cdi compact as a replacement for my existing 12 year old 30cdi classic boiler, as part of a bigger refurb. I don't need a compact for space reasons but the spec. seems good for what I need, and the slightly higher flow rate is attractive so is there any particular reason not to go with the compact over a normal sized classic? Are they harder to service, for instance?

    As a side question, is it usual for an old boiler to stop working after it has been inactive for a while, which is what has happended to mine? It worked flawlessly up until my works started and I was hoping to keep it going for a few more years but it has been off for 8 months and now won't get going again. Heating engineer has recommended new boiler rather than spend over £400 repairing with no guarantee of success, which seems to make sense given the age. (It seems that the fan at least needs replacing and there may be other problems).

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    Would never personally go for a compact where a regular sized boiler would fit. The former usually have had comprises to save space The latter are generally better laid out and easier to work on.

    Boilers like anything dont like to be sat around for months on end the fans in particularly on worceaters are particularly prone to stopping working after periods of in activity.
     
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