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Old 23-01-2008, 5:44 PM
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have a big problem, my back boiler has given up, and need a new one, i have been told that you can not have a new back boiler fitted now it has to be fitted to the wall ie combi boiler, my qoute was 3000, no way can i afford this as on dept repayment program with cccs, does anyone now if i can get any help with this, have 3 children and get tax credits
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Old 23-01-2008, 6:06 PM
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Are you on any welfare benefits, other than tax credits?

Is there a reason why you cannot have a back boiler fitted?
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Old 23-01-2008, 9:35 PM
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have a big problem, my back boiler has given up, and need a new one, i have been told that you can not have a new back boiler fitted now it has to be fitted to the wall ie combi boiler, my qoute was 3000, no way can i afford this as on dept repayment program with cccs, does anyone now if i can get any help with this, have 3 children and get tax credits
3000 for a boiler

Someone's seen you coming honey ~ you can get the whole kit and caboodle (rads) for about 1200!!

I suggest you shop around a bit more.

Not sure about this but would a crisis loan be applicable in this instance?
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i was told that back boilers are no longer made and fitted as you all no with it being gas you have to have someone corgi reg so found a new combi boiler on ebay 595 but still need a fitter plus all the pipes new valves on rads etc,
i dont get any benefits, husband selfemployed only gets paid when jobs done can take 5 mnths sometimes, live on working tax and child tax credit
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Old 23-01-2008, 9:57 PM
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I didn't realise you couldn't fit back boilers anymore (unless you can find one, and a dodgy engineer - not recommended), my dad's just put me right!

Just spoken to my dad (CORGI registered), and he says that for Bedford 3K probably isn't far off (you could get it done for a lot less further north).

Crisis Loans are available to anyone, however the amount that they will lend you is very limited, and they will take into account every penny of income that you have, including WTC and CTC.
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Old 23-01-2008, 10:01 PM
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You may be entitled to a warmfront grant but this may take a little time to come through.

There is a thread on here, I'll try and find it for you, just a minuite.......

Tick tock tick tock........

Ah! here we are:

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...ight=warmfront

Some seem to suggest you have to be on some sort of benefit but the people who come around to assess you seem to be on targets. The gent who assessed us wanted to put down any criteria that we came within a sniff of. We are claiming tax credits and I was on contribution based JSA at the time.

Our boiler was beyond economical repair and we had it replaced free of charge under the scheme. We also had loft insulation installed.

I don't have contact details to hand but there will no doubt be some on that thread for you, or you can just google for them.

In the meantime, fit an electric shower and get your family to take showers, and wear a wolly jumper. If you do qualify the saving will be wirth it.
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I think back boilers are still available but in order to fit a non-condensing boiler you have to show that you have a location that makes fitting a condensing boiler impractical.
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