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    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 13th Jan 18, 11:53 AM
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    cost of new boiler vs repair
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    • 13th Jan 18, 11:53 AM
    cost of new boiler vs repair 13th Jan 18 at 11:53 AM
    Good morning.
    Im after some advice pls?
    I have an 8 year old ideal boiler and the valve inside has gone that switches over from heating the radiators to hot water so basically I don't have any hot water.
    I have a repair cost of £350 + vat but very aware that the boilers about 8 year old and if I get this fixed something else could go wrong at any time.
    I have been given a quote of £500+ vat to fit a boiler that I supply which I find quite expensive as the piping is already there from my existing boiler.
    My 3rd option is for my plumber to supply and fit a a Viessman vitodens 100w 26kw boiler costing £1800+vat

    Do these costs seem very high to you or are they about right?
    Many thanks
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    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 13th Jan 18, 12:31 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 12:31 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 12:31 PM
    That repair cost is mad high IMHO. A diverter valve head is £50 - https://www.partscenter.co.uk/product/ideal-174813-head/ plus £90 for an hour of a gas fitters time
    Last edited by Debbie Savard; 13-01-2018 at 12:37 PM.
    • Alex1983
    • By Alex1983 13th Jan 18, 12:44 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 12:44 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 12:44 PM
    That repair cost is mad high IMHO. A diverter valve head is £50 - https://www.partscenter.co.uk/product/ideal-174813-head/ plus £90 for an hour of a gas fitters time
    Originally posted by Debbie Savard

    Are you serious, you donít know what boiler they have other then itís a ideal and youíve just picked a random diverter valve head, what about the body, do you know how long itís going to take?

    OP itís only 8 years old itís going to be worth repairing, Iím not a lover of ideals but itís not worth replacing just because the diverter valve needs replacing.
    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 13th Jan 18, 2:40 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 2:40 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 2:40 PM
    I decided to ring Ideal and see what they charge.
    They quoted me £300 to fit all inclusive and service and parts insurance for 6 months.
    So much cheaper than my original plumber and 6 months plan too
    Seems a much better option
    • bris
    • By bris 13th Jan 18, 6:36 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 6:36 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 6:36 PM
    If you're going down the fixed price repair route the SSE do it for £150.
    • no1catman
    • By no1catman 13th Jan 18, 9:52 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 9:52 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 9:52 PM
    Interesting - I had problems with a leaking Ferrolli (?) boiler. A stressful leak - wondering if it would get worse and go through to downstairs!
    Fortunately, no, helped by advice to keep boiler running as much as possible (drips less when running).
    Reason though was a faulty diverter valve, next day fitted - cost £278 - incl. 90mins labour (30 1st day, 60 2nd day).
    Out of curiosity I asked how much for a new one - 'we only do Bosch it would be £2240 - done in a day.
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