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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Am I right in thinking that combis are out of fashion again now? They were all the rage but the new systems I've seen are back to tanked hot water, albeit pressurised rather than using header tanks.

    I'm pretty amazed that a combi CAN heat hot water on demand from near freezing, when you think about the energy required. Especially since hot water is heated via a heat exchanger not directly by the boiler.
    Interesting question. I was surprised when I saw my mates new build has a tank. I'm guessing with better technology around insulation the tank loses much more heat than the old copper tank with a blanket around it. I also wonder if they`ve specifically model'd it around a standard 2.4 kids family with working parents and school age kids, which those houses are designed for rather than needing hot water randomly throughout the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    I guess combis no good for the mansions you lot live in?

    Push the boat out and get a 30kw combi. That'll be enough to heat your two-up-two-down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    That's why assumed laminate when he said wood floor. Many poor people say the same.

    For someone that thinks giving up all your dignity and respect is worth 75 quid a week I'm surprised he's spent christ knows what on an immersion system for 18 years.
    Ha ha dignity and respect? I'd do a lot for £75 ;-)

    Immersion was just used whilst boiler buggered this last week...
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    You are giving advice to a bloke from Wales. The only wood they have is what they get when they are shearing the sheep.
    Got some wind in it now just thinking of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Ha ha dignity and respect? I'd do a lot for £75 ;-)
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    British Gas boilers aint cheap. Robbing dogs.....

    Luckily, mate works for them so get 25% discount. Which makes the price decent now.
    And two years IFC. Better in my pocket than theirs.

    On the plus side, got a new hot water tank for free yesterday from SSE. Today SSE are repairing the existing boiler. (which will probabbly be going in the bin in a few weeks).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Judging by the quote I received for replacing the LateStrangeloveParents' less than ideal Ideal boiler, they do like to gold plate their quotes.

    Unfortunately the new owners seem to have ended up with Yet Another less than ideal Ideal boiler.

    But there you go.
    Ideal is what I have now. New build house 20 years ago so, judging by every other thing in the house, cheapest tulipe Barratt could get hold of.

    Looks like the original install put tank in back to front too. Then it looks like they couldnt be arsed to move it so connected hot to cold input and cold to hot input. Quality.
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