Replacing a Gas Fire/Backboiler in a Park Home
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We are in the process of purchasing a park home which needs updating. The gas fire in the living room is quite old with a back boiler. The park home also has radiators for gas heating. Is it cheaper to try to get a straight forward new gas fire with back boiler fitted (the water tank is in the kitchen), or should I get it changed for a combi boiler (provided we have the room for it to be installed in the kitchen). The park home is vacant and so no owner to ask. I am a newbie to park homes so am completely in the dark, so be gentle !
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Good plan ! Apparently someone told me just now that back boilers have been discontinued, so it would have to be a combi but as park homes are not conventional brick walls I am not sure it could go on the outside wall so it might mean it would have to be a floor mounted combi. Having said that my brother has a caravan and has all electric so I am now wondering if I can keep gas at all ! Will have to delve further ! Thanks for the advice.
A neighbour's house was previously heated by a back boiler - fortunately I heard their alarm and called the fire brigade! If you are renovating an old home do be aware that there are very strict regulations now governing Park Homes, so do get advice from specialists.
Could I suggest you check out Park Home News - lots of useful info.
Issue 13 is available now. If you contact them they might send you a complimentary copy.
There are other magazines and a forum too I think if you google mobile homes and/or park homes.
As we now have shower we installed a heating system for water that feeds the 2 sinks (bathroom and kitchen) and the shower is separate.
I didn't know that you could have a gas supply, but we love it here and just hope we don't get a big shock when the first leccy bill comes in.
Good luck with your move just make sure you get it all done before you move in as its really hard to do when its full of "stuff"