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    • Trislander
    • By Trislander 1st Dec 17, 11:27 PM
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    Boiler breakdown
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:27 PM
    Boiler breakdown 1st Dec 17 at 11:27 PM
    Hi all
    My boiler has given up the ghost tonight
    Looks like the fan has died
    Iím looking at British Gas and EDF for one off call out £99 all in
    Does anyone recommend or suggest different ??
    No hot water or heat so need it sorting ASAP
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    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 1st Dec 17, 11:30 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:30 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:30 PM
    why not try the gas engineer who services the boiler
    • Trislander
    • By Trislander 1st Dec 17, 11:38 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:38 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:38 PM
    ???? Youíve lost me
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 1st Dec 17, 11:46 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:46 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:46 PM
    ???? Youíve lost me
    Originally posted by Trislander
    Those should be your last port of call. RIP off prices and will simply condemn your boiler. Look at check a trade and get a local gas expert out to do a proper job.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • Trislander
    • By Trislander 1st Dec 17, 11:53 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:53 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:53 PM
    Can anyone give me an idea of how much a fan replacement would be
    Only ball park so I can make sure I’m not getting ripped off
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 2nd Dec 17, 12:03 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 12:03 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 12:03 AM
    ???? Youíve lost me
    Originally posted by Trislander
    i take it you dont get it serviced every year
    • Trislander
    • By Trislander 2nd Dec 17, 12:13 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 12:13 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 12:13 AM
    Sadly not
    Donít have the funds to do so
    • bris
    • By bris 2nd Dec 17, 12:27 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 12:27 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 12:27 AM
    £250 ball park figure.


    SSE do a £150 fixed price repair which I recommend or if the boiler is older they do a £75 repair as long as you take out the £16.95PM breakdown cover. Well worth it for older boilers where anything can happen.
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 2nd Dec 17, 12:31 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 12:31 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 12:31 AM
    Sadly not
    Donít have the funds to do so
    Originally posted by Trislander
    £45 a service up in my neck of the woods
    • Trislander
    • By Trislander 2nd Dec 17, 1:14 AM
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    That SSE sounds good Iíll look into it
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 2nd Dec 17, 12:34 PM
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    £45 a service up in my neck of the woods
    Originally posted by gardner1
    £50 for me, although did have new boiler fitted last year.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • bris
    • By bris 2nd Dec 17, 1:23 PM
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    £45 a service up in my neck of the woods
    Originally posted by gardner1
    £50 for me, although did have new boiler fitted last year.
    Originally posted by worried jim
    That's more a visual inspection and safety check. A proper service is a strip down, no engineer will do that for £50.


    A proper service requires getting into the combustion chamber, cleaning it down and replacing seals etc.


    Modern boilers (condensing) need the seals done every 4 years at least. If the main burned seal isn't changed in around that time it becomes brittle, fails and the heat causes the metal to warp, the emissions go through the roof and that's a big repair bill.
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 2nd Dec 17, 1:29 PM
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    That's more a visual inspection and safety check. A proper service is a strip down, no engineer will do that for £50.


    A proper service requires getting into the combustion chamber, cleaning it down and replacing seals etc.


    Modern boilers (condensing) need the seals done every 4 years at least. If the main burned seal isn't changed in around that time it becomes brittle, fails and the heat causes the metal to warp, the emissions go through the roof and that's a big repair bill.
    Originally posted by bris
    well as most people have a "service done on boiler" costing between £50-£70 i guess most people have a visual inspection and not a service
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