I have a Baxi gas fire/back boiler unit which is at least 25 years
old. Can someone tell me where I can find the model name and number
on the unit?
I'd like to replace it with a more modern unit but don't want the
hassle of having to re-plumb the house to fit a wall mounted boiler.
Any ideas, anyone?
On my Baxi Bermuda 552 the model name and number are on a label to the right
of the thermostat knob. If yours is the same you need to remove the controls
cover panel which is a horizontal clip-on panel at the bottom front of the
fire, and lie on the floor using a torch to read the label.
My 552 was made around 1985 so the 551 would have been made a year or two
earlier at a guess. Regarding modern equivalents, the_constructor posted
http://www.baxi.co.uk/products/browse.php?type=consumer&cat=1 earlier. I
would be amazed if a new Baxi fire with back boiler could be plumbed in to
pipework installed originally for a 1980s unit without any modifications.
Wrong, my 1974 Baxi back bolier in my old house was changed to a modern Baxi
equivalent in 2000 and my mate has his done last year sometime. Just changed
like for like, gravity HW and pumped CH virtually no change to pipework as
placement of pipes etc is very similar on new Baxi's as it is on old one.
For my mate the plumber filled in a form, confirming a condensing boiler
could not be fitted (basically no where to vent and no where for condensate
to go) and just fitted a replacement. Mine took two days for the guy to fit
as was orignally sitting on couple of wobb;y breeze blocks which were
replaced with cemented version which he had to allow to dry, but my mates
was done in a day.
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