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    • ferry
    • By ferry 8th May 18, 10:14 PM
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    150 to supply &fit filling loop
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    150 to supply &fit filling loop 8th May 18 at 10:14 PM
    Just thought I would run this by you lot.
    Older Vaillant combi boiler and the filling loop needa replacing. I have been quoted 150 to supply and fit.
    No expert of course but does this sound a tad expensive.?..or maybe about right?

    Any thoughts?
    Thanks
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    • MoneySavingMole
    • By MoneySavingMole 8th May 18, 10:21 PM
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    It all depends on where you live, whether it's an internal/external filling link etc. etc.

    Without seeing the job, I couldn't really give a comparison.
    I'd ask if they'll Service the boiler aswell for the 150.

    Try contacting a couple of other local Gas Engineers and ask them?
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    • By Head The Ball 9th May 18, 12:29 AM
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    • 9th May 18, 12:29 AM
    Just thought I would run this by you lot.
    Older Vaillant combi boiler and the filling loop needa replacing. I have been quoted 150 to supply and fit.
    No expert of course but does this sound a tad expensive.?..or maybe about right?

    Any thoughts?
    Thanks
    Originally posted by ferry
    What part or parts need replacing?

    The filling loop on our boiler is just a flexible hose between two valves.

    If all that is required is a new flexible hose then that is either an easy DIY job or I would have thought rather less than than 150 for a suitably qualified tradesman.
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    • HHarry
    • By HHarry 9th May 18, 8:01 AM
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    Well a basic 'standard' filling loop is 9 from Screwfix

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/combi-straight-filling-loop/46605

    But if you're not sure if or how that fits your boiler you're going to need to pay for someones expertise.
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    • By Nile 9th May 18, 6:58 PM
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    Hi, we move threads if we think theyll get more help elsewhere (please read the forum rule) so this post/thread has been moved to another board. If you have any questions about this policy please email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com.

    Ive moved your thread from the In my home board to the Is This Quote Fair? board, where it is better suited.

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    • By Carrot007 9th May 18, 7:04 PM
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    Well a basic 'standard' filling loop is 9 from Screwfix

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/combi-straight-filling-loop/46605

    But if you're not sure if or how that fits your boiler you're going to need to pay for someones expertise.
    Originally posted by HHarry
    Pretty much this. Labour depends on where you are.

    The guys who replaced my bathroom replaced mine (twice, the first leaked!) when the did the bathroom for no aditional cost (and also replaced an odd pipe in the loft lifted about a foot up for no good reason! (again no cost). But of course you are only asking for this and little jobs cost more (relitively).
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    • By nofoollikeold 10th May 18, 6:14 PM
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    Some of the Vaillants have a built in filling loop. Changing them (a not infrequent requirement) requires replacing the loop itself and the valves, and if I remember correctly, requiring a boiler drain down. The last time I did it I seem to remember the parts were the better part of 100, and the job took about an hour.
    • plumberpaig
    • By plumberpaig 12th May 18, 1:42 PM
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    Just as a comparison, when I was working as a plumber (retired now) I used to supply and fit Magna Cleans for 150.

    They cost me 80.

    I would advise getting a handy man in to save yourself about 75.
    • plumberpaig
    • By plumberpaig 12th May 18, 1:43 PM
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    If you're in Paignton, give me a shout
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