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Boiler Installations for 3 Clients

Typical Combination Boiler and System Upgrade

Specs: The customer had an aging combination boiler, requiring replacement with an energy efficient condensing boiler. The main things the customer required were ease of use, reliability and peace of mind, along with a reduction in his gas bills.

Existing installation: The system had 50% of the radiators and pipework sludged and inoperable. This was due to the Central Heating System water not being flushed and inhibited over the years, even though the customer had repairs and servicing carried out, since the installation of the combination boiler in 1992.

The old boiler was a Ravenheat RSF820/20 with a constant pilot flame which had served the customer well, but was in need of replacing with a more energy efficient boiler.

The Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) were as old as the installation and defective in controlling heat output of the radiators that were still working.

There was no Boiler Interlock i.e. Roomstat, to control the temperature of the house and switch the boiler off, when the set temperature had been reached.

There was also no visible earth bonding to the copper pipework at the boiler.

The Limescale inhibitor on the cold main had become blocked, and ineffective at reducing limescale build up.

Quote: Replace old combination boiler with a new A rated condensing boiler.

1) Boiler specified: Ideal Logic 24 + with a 5 year manufacturer warranty

2) Replace defective TRVs

3) Flush Central Heating system

4) Install Twintech Magnaclean filter for continued protection of the boiler and system

5) Install inline Limescale fighter to the boiler incoming cold main

6) Earth bond copper pipework at boiler

7) Install RF Roomstat to provide boiler interlock

8) Install 24 hour mechanical timer on boiler. (An electronic timer is available but the customer opted for the 24 hour timer for his ease of use).

New Installation: The system was power flushed for several hours.

A few of the pipes had to be replaced, due to the blockages being too severe for the flushing machine to dislodge.

The Central Heating system was drained and the cold main isolated.

The old combination boiler was removed

The new boiler (Ideal Logic 24+) was unpacked, the instructions carefully read prior to installing.

The new TRVs were installed to all the radiators except the radiator communicating with the roomstat.

Items 4,5,6,7,8 of the quote were installed

Further cleaner was added to the flushed Central Heating system on filling of new boiler.

Final safety checks were made and the boiler was switched on, to run in heating mode for a few hours.

The boiler was then turned off. The Central Heating System and boiler drained. The Twintech Magnaclean filter was cleaned and fitted.

The Central Heating System was then refilled. Sentinel X100 inhibitor added for continous system protection.

Final commissioning of the boiler was then carried out.

Boiler controls and Manufacturer instructions were explained to the customer

Gas Safe were notified of the installation and the boiler warranty details, benchmark etcetra filled in.

A few days later, the customer was called, to see how the boiler and system were working and any comments/queries that he may have.

Customer Comments

I enjoy being able to have decent hot water delivery whilst showering, without the pilot flame going out all the time, as happened on the old boiler.

Also, the controls allow me to set the heating to warm the house about half an hour before I get home. Unlike the old system, I can now control the house temperature. This also makes it easy for me to leave the heating on low for my two faithful dogs, while I am away at work, during cold weather.

To read more about the Ideal Logic Boiler range go to: www.idealheating.com

To read more about Adey's Twintech Magnaclean filter and other products go to: www.adeysolutions.co.uk

To read more about Sentinel and their range of water treatments products go to: www.sentinelwater.co.uk

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Typical Open Vent System Boiler and Cylinder Replacement

Specs: The landlord needed to replace an old open vent boiler and cylinder with a new reliable condensing Combination Boiler.

Existing Installation: The system had thermostatic radiator valves to most radiators, Boiler interlock was provided by a roomsat. There was no earth bonding to the pipework at the boiler. There was no limescale fighter installed to protect the system. Continous central heating breakdowns made it no longer viable, to keep repairing the boiler and other system controls.

Quote: Replace old open vent system boiler and cylinder with a new condensing Combination Boiler.

  1. Boiler specified: Ravenheat CSI 85BT, which comes with a 7 day programmer, as standard
  2. Flush central heating system
  3. Install inline limescale fighter to boiler incoming main
  4. Earth bond copper pipework at boiler
  5. An automatic by pass valve to be installed at boiler

New Installation: The system was power flushed.

The Central Heating System was drained and the old boiler and cylinder removed

The new combination boiler Ravenheat CSI85BT was unpacked, all the instructions read, prior to installing

Items 3,4 and 5 of the quote were installed

Further cleaner was added to the flushed central heating system, on filling of new boiler

Final safety checks were undertaken and the boiler switched on, to run in heating mode for a few hours.

The boiler was then turned off. The central heating system and boiler drained.

The central heating system was refilled. Sentinel X100 inhibitor added for continous system protection.

Final commissioning of the boiler was carried out

Boiler controls and manufacturer instructions explained to the tenant

Gas Safe were notified of the installation and the boiler warranty, benchmark, paper work etc., filled in.

A week later, the tenant was called to see how the boiler and system were working. They were asked if they had any queries.

Tenants Comments: They are pleased with the extra storage space in the airing cupboard. They also find the system is running much quieter than the previous boiler/cylinder set up.

To read more about Ravenheat's Boiler range go to: www.ravenheat.co.uk

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Typical Combination Boiler Replacement

Specs: The landlord needed to replace an old Halstead Combination Boiler with a new reliable condensing A rated Combination Boiler

Existing Installation: The system had lockshield radiator valves to all radiators. Boiler interlock was provided by a roomsat. There was no earth bonding to the pipework at the boiler. There was no limescale fighter installed to protect the system. Successive boiler breakdowns made it no longer viable, to keep repairing the boiler.

Quote: Replace old Combination Boiler with new A rated condensing Boiler.

  1. Boiler specified: Biasi Riva Advance 24, which comes with a 7 day programmer, as standard.
  2. Flush central heating system
  3. Install Twintech Magnaclean filter for continued protection of boiler and system.
  4. Install inline Limescale fighter to boiler incoming main.
  5. Earth bond copper pipework at boiler.

Advise landlord that installing Thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) would make the central heating system more efficient. Landlord agreed to do this, at the next annual Gas Safety and boiler service.

New Installation: The system was power flushed.

The new Combination Boiler (Biasi Riva Advance 24) was unpacked, all the instructions read, prior to installing

Items 3,4 and 5 of the quote installed.

Further cleaner was added to the flushed Central heating system, on filling of new boiler.

Final safety checks were undertaken and the boiler switched on, to run in heating mode for a few hours.

The boiler was then turned off. The central heating system and boiler drained. The Twintech Magnaclean filter cleaned and refitted.

The central heating system was refilled. Sentinel X100 inhibitor added for continous system protection.

Final commissioning of the boiler was carried out.

Boiler controls and manufacturer instructions explained to the tenant.

Gas Safe were notified of the installation and the boiler warranty, benchmark and paperwork filled in.

A week later, the tenant was called to inquire how the boiler and system were working, and if she had any queries.

Tenants Comments: She enjoys the quiet operation of the boiler and is impressed by the quick delivery of hot water. The boiler's built in programmer makes controlling the heating periods very simple, according to when her family are home. Also, after the constant breakdowns of the previous old boiler, she feels reassured by the manufacturer's two year warranty ensuring fewer interruptions in her busy life.

To read more about Biasi Boiler range go to: www.biasi.co.uk

Ravenheat RSF 820/20 boiler

Old pilot flame. Combination boiler Ravenheat RSF 820/20

Ideal Logic 24+ boiler

New Ideal Logic 24+. Combination boiler during installation.

New A rated condensing boiler

New A rated condensing combination boiler showing 24 mechanical timer, & on the wall, the sender unit to the roomstat.

New boiler with Twintech Magnatech filter

New A rated condensing combination boiler - see Twintech Magnatech filter on bottom right.

old conventional boiler

Old conventional boiler (constant pilot flame with no fan) and cylinder, both located in the airing cupboard.

Ravenheat CS185BT boiler

New condensing Ravenheat CS185BT combination boiler

Old Halstead boiler

Old Halstead combination boiler being removed

Biasi Riva Advance 24 boiler

New A rated Biasi Riva Advance 24 during commission.

Biasi Riva Advance 24 job completed

New A rated Biasi Riva Advance 24 boiler on completion.

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