We have a very old Baxi backboiler at present and are thinking of changing
is for a wall mounted condensing boiler. The only acceptable position for
this seems to be in the airing cupboard once the hot-water cylinder has been
removed. We have bedrooms at both sides of the airing cupboard and are
wondering whether the noise produced by these boilers would be acceptable in
such a location.
I would be very interested to hear from someone with a condensing boiler in
an airing cupboard or anyone with a view on the subject.
Thanks Adam; yes we've thought of the loft but think it would be better for
us to have it in a location that's easier to get at (not getting any
younger). We've also had some bad experiences over the years with leaking
boiler pipes and would be a bit nervious not being able to keep an eye on
Earlier this year, I took the old central heating water and hot water
combined tank out and asked the gas fitter to come and give me a price for
installing a Baxi Combi boiler 105HD I think the number is.
He wanted to put it back in the cupboard the old tank was in. I objected on
the grounds that it was too far away from the bathroom and the kitchen and
told him that I wanted it in the bedroom on the wall adjoining the bathroom.
Kitchen is under the bathroom. Reasons for this was: Cold water feed was
right below where I wanted boiler, Hot water pipe was also present and he
could use the old 22mm copper pipe form the cupboard for the gas supply,
because the gas supply was under the cupboard but downstairs with easy
access to the upstairs.
Job done to my satisfaction with the flue going up through the bedroom
ceiling and out of the roof.
We have not had any undue noise from it at all. Yes, you can hear it kick
into action but I wouldn't say that it disturbs my sleep.
Hi Geoff - we got a new Glow-worm condensing boiler (3o CXi I think off
the top off my head) put in a year ago with new central heating - got a
couple of quotes etc from different companies. Most of them wanted to
just rip out the old boiler from the kitchen and put the new boiler in
our spare bedroom/workroom and put the out-pipe through the wall by the
window in that room. British Gas were the only company who came up with
the far far better alternative (but a lot more work) of running it
through the false ceiling in the downstairs bathroom and then out the
wall (making sure it was positioned where the consensing 'steam' in
winter would not drift past our windows in big clouds...). I literally
have never heard the boiler make a noise at all. So my advice would be
- make sure the company you get know what they're doing and consider
very carefully the consequences of where they want to place the boiler
(they want to do it as quickly and cheaply as possible for themselves -
that might not be in your best interests) - British Gas weren't the
cheapest, but they did a fantastic job with fantastic people (and I
don't work for them either!!!!)
I have a 2 year old alpha boiler in my utility room. With the glass
door shut I can hear only the faintest noise from the other side, the
boiler is four feet from the door. It certainly wouldn't
disturb/prevent me from getting to sleep.
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