Heating System Updgrade

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Jeff Gaines

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May 26, 2022, 3:51:05 AMMay 26
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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!

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Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who
watch them without doing anything. (Albert Einstein)

Andrew

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May 26, 2022, 1:52:08 PMMay 26
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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
own.
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