Worcester Junior 24i/28i combi boiler

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Has anyone any comments on these 2? Looking to get a new combi for 2 bed maisonette, no bath only a shower and 1 person living there. Mid terrace.
Found prices for £575 and £650 respectively, whats your opinion on these?
Many thanks in advance
glen
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  • greenoak
    greenoak Posts: 205 Forumite
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    i fitted these last year in my bt let props last year.

    Not sure they comply with new regs!

    These came into effect in June. Good basic boiler
  • robowen
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    I've fitted both of these boilers.
    I think they are great boilers, easy to fit, reliable and well made.

    I prefer the 28i , gives a bit better flow rate on the hot water side.

    rob
    If only everything in life was as reliable...AS ME !!
    robowen 5/6/2005©

    ''Never take an idiot anywhere with you. You'll always find one when you get there.''
  • Doglover88
    Doglover88 Posts: 431 Forumite
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    cheers guys
    how about the biasi boilers from b&Q?

    http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/product/product.jsp?CATID=8300034&entryFlag=false&PRODID=175905&maxBullets=999

    only £400, a lad from work had one fitted a couple of yrs ago and rates it highly (he's not a plumber/gas fitter tho)
    I live alone, no bath only a shower and we have good water pressure round here. 2 bed mid terrace house

    cheers again
    glen
  • robowen
    robowen Posts: 3,042 Forumite
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    glenbat wrote:
    cheers guys
    how about the biasi boilers from b&Q?

    http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/product/product.jsp?CATID=8300034&entryFlag=false&PRODID=175905&maxBullets=999

    only £400, a lad from work had one fitted a couple of yrs ago and rates it highly (he's not a plumber/gas fitter tho)
    I live alone, no bath only a shower and we have good water pressure round here. 2 bed mid terrace house

    cheers again
    glen

    I fitted one of these for my dad a couple of years ago. He seems to manage ok with it. He lived alone when I fitted it in a small terraced house.

    He has a thermostatic shower off it so it must be adequate, else he would have definitely moaned about it if it wasn't upto the job. He bought it in the sale and got money off with OAP wednesdays.

    It wasn't my choice for him, but it works fine.

    The less there is in them, the less can go wrong. He's had a diaphram in the divertor valve replaced in the 3 years it's been in there, and it was a piece of cake to replace.

    rob
    If only everything in life was as reliable...AS ME !!
    robowen 5/6/2005©

    ''Never take an idiot anywhere with you. You'll always find one when you get there.''
  • ohreally
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    I have a 28 CDi RSF. It copes admirably in a 3 bedromm house and can supply plenty of hot water for two adults and two teenagers plus central heating.
    Don’t be a can’t, be a can.
  • miniemma
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    I had a Worcester 28i Junior installed in our 2 bed end terrace last year and it copes just fine.

    The only problem is that it seems noisy to me. It is in the kitchen and, with the kitchen and lounge doors shut, we can hear it humming in the lounge.

    We called out the guy from Worcester Bosch and he said it's meant to sound like it does but 'didn't at all ever no way ;) ' suggest turning the motor power down

    The problem seems to have magically vanished :j
  • robowen
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    johnnie wrote:
    All boilers fitted after 1st April 2005 must be Energy Efficiency approved, which means they must be condensing boilers.

    :j
    That's not strictly true.

    There are exemptions to this rule, and I would have thought a supplier like yourself would have known this.

    anyway, this site is not for advertising your business.
    johnnie wrote:
    we buy in bulk which means we can pass the savings on to the customers
    yeah right....like every other supplier only buys in one at a time !:doh:

    rob :D
    If only everything in life was as reliable...AS ME !!
    robowen 5/6/2005©

    ''Never take an idiot anywhere with you. You'll always find one when you get there.''
  • robv_3
    robv_3 Posts: 348 Forumite
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    Worcester Bosch do a number of combis that are A rated. The HE range is very big so keep to one of the following:-

    1. Greenstar 25/30/35/40CDi
    2. Greenstar 25/30Si
    3. Greenstar Junior 24/28i

    The CDi is the highest and Junior lowest in the range. The only downside to the CDi is its size was its a little deeper than the Si/Junior.

    Out of interest where are you getting the 575/650 prices from?
  • clark_2
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    glenbat wrote:
    Has anyone any comments on these 2? Looking to get a new combi for 2 bed maisonette, no bath only a shower and 1 person living there. Mid terrace.
    Found prices for £575 and £650 respectively, whats your opinion on these?
    Many thanks in advance
    glen

    GLEN had a28i junior fitted in march its broken down 3 times in 8 months
    didnt use the heating much in summer.
    Ithink they have an on going problem with the heat exchangers
    mines packed in twice ,it works ok but it makes a racket
    ITs fitted in the kitchen and we can hardly hear the telly in the living room when its running
    Worcester-bosch have been helpful but how helpful they will be in march when waranty runs out i dont know
  • moneysavingplumber
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    I would by far favour the Worcester Junior over any of the Biasis or Ravenheats available at B & Q, but as illustrated by robowen's post, some people have these things fitted and have little or no problems with them and Biasi have been making combis for years. If you are going to compare, compare it to Vaillant's Ecotecs and Alphas CD range, but there's not much between them in terms of performance and reliability, and back-up service. All three are available under PTS's Magic Boiler Scheme which is one of the industry's incentive schemes to get installers to buy 'A' rated condensing boilers, The Junior is the cheapest of the three under this scheme at £556.50 and £623.00 respectively for the 24 and 28 models. Flue and VAT to be added to this, there is a £30 cashback attached to this as well, subject to funding by the EEAC. Grahams do a similar Big Green Boiler Scheme. I think it's only open to Corgi registered installers, a registration number is needed to claim the cashback, but I'm still waiting for mine and it's notoriously slow.

    One thing I would recommend is that you make sure whatever you have fitted that the main heat exchanger is stainless steel and not aluminium, and I think all three mentioned above are.

    Update: The Worcester main heat exchanger is aluminium/silicone and not stainless stell, my mistake.
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