Alaspects Property Maintenance
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A gas engineer has just told me i must box in my combi boiler before he works on in due to gas regulations (the boiler is located over the end of the bath). Is this correct and if so, should be boxing be fixed or removable?
- Ydiamond_51 30th Dec, 2011 Gas Work
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yes your boiler should be in a cupboard,
as it is over your bath there is a possible risk of a electric shock,
boiler will need minimum clearances as per boiler manufacturers installation manual, cupboard can be fixed or removable
hope that helps,
best wishes for 2012
- Alaspects Property Maintenance 2nd Jan, 2012
Got a feeling the answer to this question is a firm no, but just in case.
My flat I have just bought has no cooker, just a gas pipe in the gap where the oven would be.
In an ideal world I want an inbuilt gas hob, and seperate (electric) oven. (I m looking into and have posted re the logistics of getting a new calbe in for the electric oven but it may not be viable).
Due to finances I am doing this in stages, I have two options and would like advice.
Either I go for a temporary all in one freestanding gas oven (of course fitted out by a gas safe engineer). Then at a later date get both the new hob and electric oven installed, but wasting the money on buying/ installing a freestanding cooker.
Or I get gas hob installed within worktop, and my question is could I run a seperate gas oven off this same pipe? e.g can the pipe be spilt by a gas safe engineer allowing me to have an inbuilt gas oven?
Hope that makes sense, thank you.
- Ygem_38 21st Apr, 2012 Gas Work
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you can get an electric fan assisted oven and it will come with a 13amp fused 3 pin plug that you can simply plug in so need to run any cable from consumer board, which means no coslty labour charges
and then you can have your gas hob set within your worktop, fitted by a gas safe registered installer
so you can have your ideal world and also the gas pipe can be teed (split) to serve both a gas hob and gas oven subject to all the relevant checks, correct fittings etc
hope that helps
- Alaspects Property Maintenance 26th Apr, 2012
I'm buying a house that needs some modernisation and I'd be very grateful for some advice on moving the boiler.
It is a 9 year old combi positioned in the kitchen, on a wall that we are going to remove. We will need to move the boiler either to another position in the kitchen, under the stairs or to the bathroom. The bathroom is at the front of the house on the first floor, roughly 6.5 m away from the kitchen at the back of the house on the ground floor.
How much, roughly, would it cost to move the boiler? Considering its age, is it worth it or better to get a new one installed?
The house doesn't have a shower fitted at the moment - and we definitely need one! It looks like mixer showers are well suited to combi boilers. Is it best to have the boiler in the bathroom if it is feeding a shower, or does its location not matter?
- Yjostaff 6th Mar, 2013 Plumbing
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I would suggest that you do replace your existing combi if you are going to the expense of repositioning it as well as refurbishing your new home,
new combi's can come with up to 10 year warranty's
there are things to consider when re-siting/installing a new combi,
if its going to a new location then theres the re-routing of the pipes to the new boiler which includes, new gas supply in 22mm, cold and hot water pipes and connections into the central heating circuit,
the boiler doesn't have to be on an outside wall but it is preferred as a short flue will cut down on installation time and cost, and a safety discharge pipe needs to be installed from the boiler to the outside,
regarding installing the boiler near the shower, its not to important in average house it should only take around 20 seconds to get a steady flow of how water around to where it is needed no matter where the boiler is,
I would confirm that a thermostatic mixer shower is best suited to a combi,
hope all goes well,
Alaspects Property Maintenance
- Alaspects Property Maintenance 24th Mar, 2013
Looking to replace my combi boiler. I have been given the following two options for the same price.
- Worcester Bosch Greenstar 24 litre junior combi boiler 2 year guarantee
- Baxi Platinum 28HE combi boiler with 10 year guarantee
Can anyone clarify why there is a difference in the length of guarantee? I was thinking that the Worcester Bosch option would the best. However, does the Baxi gaurantee offer better value?? Many thanks
PS - I have another option Valliant Pro 24 combi boiler which is much cheaper than the above. Making the assumption it's better to spend a bit more money on original install??
- Yjed_rivet 23rd Sep, 2013 Plumbing
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baxi are doing a promotional push on their products,
you should get 5 years with worcester
vaillant pro 24 with a 5 year warranty if installed by an accredited installer or go for the vaillant 824 and get 7 years warranty
vaillant and worcester are better boilers, but a 10 year warranty by baxi is good, but be prepared to call baxi out a couple of times every year
on any boiler get a magnetic filter installed,
not sure whereabouts in the UK you are but i am an accredited installer for vaillant, I'm based in Newcastle upon Tyne
hope all goes well
- Alaspects Property Maintenance 14th Nov, 2013
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