We need a new CH pump as ours has started to leak to earth and trips out the
RCD. The pump is postioned at the base of the boiler and looks like a bitch
to get to and work on so I've asked a plumber to quote. He reckons the whole
job will cost £150, he says he'll have to drain the system so I'm guessing a
couple of hours all in - is this a reasonable price.
On a second point, I also asked him about a new boiler. He said we couldn't
get a direct replacement ie kitchen wall mounted conventional, that has an
open flue through roof. His thoughts were we would either have to have a
floor standing model, or if wall mounted it would have to be relocated to an
easy outside access wall as they are all balanced flue these days. (he did
mention fan assisted but also said this would be expensive) Does this sound
No, Keston make the Celsius. This has two 2 1/2" plastic drain pipes for the
flue. So one can run up the existing flue pipe, the other can draw in air
from any convenient wall location. The flues can go very long lengths.
Depending on he size of the existing flue pipe. Many boilers may have the
balanced flue pipe extended up this pipe to the outside air, or just replace
it with a new concentric flue pipe. A new sealed boiler can be fitted where
the existing one is using the same flue route.
That's assuming the gate valves still work - which is often not the case.
And mine had to be cut off - they were corroded.
Draining down is easy, but re-filling can be a problem with airlocks, and
bleeding the rads takes a fair while.
2 hours is generous if it all goes according to plan, but not if there are
snags. And then there's travelling time.
*Why isn't there a special name for the back of your knee?
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW 12
Can I take it a bit of sarcasm has creeped in here?!?
If not, then I'm afraid I must agree with IMM here. (Shock horror!) An auto
air vent at the highest point of a sealed pressurised system is an excellent
idea. It makes single person filling a doddle.
It sounds very reasonable to me,I;d snap his hand off at that becuase
its reasonable and it sounds like he's available to turn up and do the
After all,you;d pay a solivitor this amount just to right a letter..
I had a letter written by a solicitor a few weeks ago - cost was £30.
However whether that was because I was "a pal" in the business
breakfast club I am a member of I don't know. I was surprised it was
so low it has to be said.
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