Our potterton gas back boiler is about 16 years old. Although professionally
serviced annually and currently working OK, it will obviously require
replacement at some point. I understand that with a legal requirement after
2005 for boilers to be of the condensing type back boilers will disapear
from the market?
Looking at possible sitings for a wall mounted boiler my options are a
little limited.in my semi detached chalet bungalow The most convenient wall
internally would be a side kitchen wall but this would place the flue under
a carport externally - would this be permissable?
I am in the same position, old backboiler in kitchen with hot water
cylinder in airing cupboard in room above. I was wondering whether it
is possible to fit a boiler in my loft. The kitchen is shaped such
that i would lose precious cupboard space if i had a wall mounted
boiler. I do have some space for a floor standing boiler - but access
would be difficult as washing machine would have to be pulled out to
get to the front of any boiler - top access would not be a problem.
additionally, i wouldn't know where to start when choosing a boiler
that would be ok for fitting in a loft and whether I would still need
my hot water cylinder and tank.
Anyone recommend a trustworthy boiler person in hertfordshire.....I
currently use British Gas for servicing but i know they are expensive
Very easy. Any wall mounted boiler. Loft mounting is a very good solution,
although rarely the cheapest. It clears up space in the house proper. The
condensation plume goes out through the roof (or the gable end) without
causing a nuisance. Any noise from the burner and pump is well away from
However, mounting in lofts does have some issues. In particular, I believe
there must be lighting, boarded floors, a permanently mounted (but
retractable if desired) loft ladder and handrails around the hatch. Many of
these features are useful, though. Other bad points are that significant
runs of primary circuit pipework must be diverted up there. These should be
insulated to avoid losses. Combi boilers would have a huge dead leg that
would take ages to clear at typical combi flow rates. Also, it is much
better to insulate the roof than the loft floor joists, as otherwise, the
pipework and boiler are in an area subject to freezing.
On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 22:41:04 -0000, "Peter Balcombe"
This is quite restricted.
Have a look at Keston boilers web site and download the install manual
for the Celsius 25.
Like most boiler install manuals it gives you figures and diagrams
with dimensions on what you can do in terms of siting.
The second point is that this unit, like a few others can use a flue
of 50mm high temperature waste pipe which can be run very long
distances. The pipe is cheap of course.
Undoubtedly others will come onto the market, but this should give you
some food for thought on what can be done
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On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 22:41:04 +0000, Peter Balcombe wrote:
Flues may be in car ports but the minimum distances to various features
e.g. (door/window say) are quite large.
Boilers which use plastic flue pipes (several makes since a conversion
adaptor is available ).
The maxmum lengths for plastic flues are really impressive and should offer
you all sorts of locations.
Loft installation is also possible at some cost/inconvenience.
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
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