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    • fab n funky mum
    • By fab n funky mum 28th Nov 17, 10:20 PM
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    Help me choose a boiler please
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:20 PM
    Help me choose a boiler please 28th Nov 17 at 10:20 PM
    Hello everyone,
    as the title says, I am looking for help choosing a boiler.
    I have had a few quotes and all the local fitters seem equally good, so I am struggling with too much choice.
    I have been given a choice of the following 7 boilers.
    Worcester Bosch Greenstar 301
    Baxi Platinum 33
    Potterton Titanium 33
    Ideal Logic 30
    Vaillant Ecofit pure 835
    Baxi 630
    Vokera Easiheat
    Initially I would have just chosen the Worcester Bosch, but one of the fitters stated that they were no better than the others, they just had more effective advertising!
    I know it can be all down to personal choice, but I would really welcome opinions and recommendations if possible.
    We live in a 3 bed single bathroom 1930's semi with solid walls throughout, if that is helpful. I did ask for a little over capacity as we may extend in the future.
    Thanks in advance.
    L :-)
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    • Alex1983
    • By Alex1983 29th Nov 17, 7:09 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 7:09 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 7:09 AM
    I’d forget the vokera and the logic straight away.
    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 29th Nov 17, 1:12 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 1:12 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 1:12 PM
    My plumber swears by Vaillant, they are good mid range boilers that last a long time if serviced regularly and have decent warranties with them. Our current one is an 18 year old Vaillant combi that still works well. We are considering replacing it just to get a condensing combi and knowing how old it is but will probably just keep saving for a while as it probably still has a good few years left in it so would be a waste to just change it for no reason.
    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 29th Nov 17, 3:34 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 3:34 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 3:34 PM
    Worcester Bosch are the ones that win the Which reliability survey every year, with Vaillant usually a close second. For a £1 temporary membership you can view the data on their website.
    I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
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    • kev25v6
    • By kev25v6 29th Nov 17, 4:14 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 4:14 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 4:14 PM
    2 relatives have had WB and had nothing but problems with leaks internally. We have a Baxi Duotec 40 HE and it’s been excellent the past few years. Big combi for plenty of hot water even in the middle of winter, up to 18l a min flow rate.
    • Chanes
    • By Chanes 29th Nov 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:14 PM
    We have had two houses fitted with Vaillant and they have been great boilers. I wouldn't run away from a WB but prefer Vaillant based on two gas fitters recommendation.
    • Ionkontrol
    • By Ionkontrol 29th Nov 17, 8:18 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:18 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:18 PM
    My dad's WB 28i is 2 years old and has had a pressure vessel and a diverter motor. Reliable my !!!.
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 29th Nov 17, 8:24 PM
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    • #8
    • 29th Nov 17, 8:24 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:24 PM
    Had a Viessmann 100 boiler for just under five years, considerable saving on original ideal boiler in consumption terms. Viessmann also now give 10 year warranty instead of previous 5. Maybe worth looking at.
    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 30th Nov 17, 5:50 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:50 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:50 PM
    2 relatives have had WB and had nothing but problems with leaks internally. We have a Baxi Duotec 40 HE and itís been excellent the past few years. Big combi for plenty of hot water even in the middle of winter, up to 18l a min flow rate.
    Originally posted by kev25v6
    This is just anecdote, the Consumers Association reliability data is based on stats from 12,000 boilers.
    I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
    Friedrich Nietzsche
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