On 3 Jul 2003 12:02:28 GMT, email@example.com (Andrew
Yep, sounds very similar to what happened to mine!
Yes, I think you're probably right.
Good point. I didn't consider putting a new gaspipe in to feed the
new multipoint. Fairly easy route: straight up the inside of the
cupboard under the stairs from the meter to the landing then under the
bathroom floor and up to the multipoint.
Do you mean the Thames?
How easy was it to fit?
Thanks for your input Andrew.
New one has protection against boiling -- the pilot thermocouple
is connected via a thermal cutout which would cut off the gas
control valve if the temperature of the heat exchanger gets too hot.
Actually I meant the Medway. The Thames is the top of the range
which I probably couldn't justify personally, but local supplier
didn't have the Thames in stock anyway and I needed it that day.
Very easy, but I'm afraid I don't recommend you fit it yourself
unless you are familiar with the Gas safety regs and fully
competent to do gas work, in which case you probably wouldn't ask.
The water and gas pipework needed rearranging as the inlets/outlets
were not in the same place as its predecessor (a Main Medina IIRC).
That's what I've decided to do. I'm waiting on a couple of quotes for
installation of a new J&S warm air unit.
The same idea had occurred to me. However, the gas engineer said it
was not possible to install a combi and only use the DHW circuit
because if the combi overheated it needed to dump the heat into the
Any views on this?
A combined header/DHW tank isn't that space consuming. The biggest
attraction for me is that a hot water cylinder has a backup electric
immersion for use if ever there's a problem with the gas.
You can do this by using an instant hot water heater. If you want back up
fit an in-line electric instant shower heater. This will give a trickle of
a shower, but fine for backup. Juts turn one valve and open another and it
is brought into action. It can be fitted in the loft, or in a cupboard, out
of the way. It can also be in the outlet line of a combi or muti-point with
hot combi water passing throught it when switched off, then no valves to
turn to bring it in, just switch it on. Piped up right, it can do the whole
house, but only supplying one tap at a time - fine for backup.
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