It's quite hard to say really, from some reviews I get the impression
that the boiler wasn't installed properly - mostly dirty systems and
sometimes it just seems like whoever is called to fix them just throws
parts in until the problem is cured.
Yes, I get a lot of worcester stuff coming through now
I used to recommend them to people, but I have given up doing that
However, it has to be said that there are an awful lot of worcester
boilers out there (I have one)
Vaillants do seem to have a slightly better track record
I had someone phone up today who still had the original (15 year old)
pcb in his suprima boiler and wanted a fan instead - miracles happen
Geoff, Is there a pattern to the type of faults you see?
Maybe dry joints due to thermal stress or relay contact dirt/failure.
In the field of electronics I worked in, components were very reliable
unless over stressed in some way. Heat and dirt were a source of
Conformal coating used to help a lot but I doubt that they use that.
Maybe the boiler designs are cut to the bone?
Of course. You have a car for 10 years. Now it breaks down one night and
causes you some inconvenience.
When anyone asks you about that car what do you remember?, that one time
in 10 years that it broke down, or the 9 years 364 days that it started
ands ran fine and did what you required of it;...
I'd rather trust Geoff Raden's opinion anyday rather than some anonymous
Many thanks for your thoughts on the reliability issue. It looks as
though Vaillant are probably the best bet at the moment. I take it
that this does not take initial cost into consideration? In other
words I am prepared to pay (a bit) more for a reliable boiler and
Having a 20(?) year old Baxi Boston 70 that has provided years of
service without any problems whatsoever, and listened to others
complaints about their new boilers, reliability of replacement kit is
a concern. As we are having a new bathroom which will involve
moving/changing the existing dhw cylinder I think that now is the time
to bite the bullet and look at a more efficient system.
More questions will follow!
A non-negative review for an Ideal Isar?!!!
And the site groups different boilers under "Worcester Bosch boiler" but
then has separate entry for "Worcester Junior 28i Combi Condensing
Er, why? Why not either group all boilers by one manufacturer together,
or separate them by model.
John Stumbles -- http://yaph.co.uk
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