On 26/05/2022 08:51, Jeff Gaines wrote:
> Many moons ago I asked in here about the cost of work on my CH system,
> the consensus seemed to be the cost was not unreasonable.
> The plumber spent three full days on it, finishing yesterday. He
> replaced the (uninsulated) copper cylinder with a green insulated one
> (stainless I think). In the process he moved th pump which was behind
> the old cylinder to under it (cylinder is on a shelf) and generally
> neatened up some criss cross piping, added some valves, removed some
> obsolete non-return valves etc. He then replaced the lounge radiator
> with a 6'6" x 20" double panelled rad (about twice the area of the old
> one) and replaced the other 9 rad valves with thermostatic valves.
> Finally re-filled the system and fired it up and went round and balanced
> the rads (we had quite a long discussion in here on that).
> It was £2K including VAT (the pump re-positioning wasn't in the original
> quote). Only minor problem was a hum when the pump was running which I
> "fixed" by turning it down from 3 to 2.5 it it need replacing it will be
> a straightforward job now.
> Really nice guy and an excellent "old fashioned" workman who spread dust
> sheets before him wherever he went!
How much was the new tank ?. That must have been over a grand on its