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Worth replacing antiquated boiler?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by FurstyFerret, 14 Feb 2016.

  1. FurstyFerret

    FurstyFerret

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    Looking at buying a flat which has an antiquated Glow-worm boiler in the kitchen and a traditional tank in the airing cupboard. I'm negotiating with the owner about whether this needs replacing in the near future.

    [Apologies for appalling photo]

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    Not sure what the water pressure* is like so don't know whether an unvented system could be installed but for the engineers out there: if this was in your place would you be thinking about replacing it, or leave it be until it finally breaks?

    Cheers,

    Dave.

    * (Probably OK, it's at the bottom of a valley)
     
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  3. FurstyFerret

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    Edit:

    Aha! It's one of these...
    GLOW-WORM FUEL SAVER 40M MK11
     
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    Unless it's broken don't change it. You won't save any money for at least 10 years. Wait until it breaks and can't be fixed or is condemned for whatever reason.
     
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    Are you sure that the way its fitted the case can be removed for servicing and repair?

    Tony
     
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    It's the same as my old boiler the case just pulls off directly outwards you don't need to lift it up or pull down its just 4 screws to undo and pull towards you. Looks like it will just fit under that wooden architrave to me.
     
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    Good little boiler that. Make sure you have it serviced as the main heat ex is prone to the fins blocking.
     
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