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Old 17 February 2013, 14:40   #1
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Which Combie Condensing Boiler.

I'm looking at replacing my boiler and it's a mine field out there, is there anyone on here in the know and can advise which is decent and which is crap.

My existing boiler is a Vokera and has lasted for 16 years but is not very energy efficient anymore plus it's not a condensing one.

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Old 17 February 2013, 15:08   #2
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Worcester Bosch are highly recommended and very efficient.

Mine Greenstar 28i has been a PITA.
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Old 17 February 2013, 15:10   #3
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I can recommend what not to go for if that helps? We have a suprima 50. Breaks a lot. Got it insured with British gas. All good now but the pcb go a lot works well when it works. Two pcbs now in 5 years

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Old 17 February 2013, 15:14   #4
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Just had my old boiler kick the bucket! My son-in-law (Gas safe fitter) fits Glow-worm Flexicoms, taken over by Valiant. Reckons they're one of the best! Valiant is the same German company, don't go for the cheaper Italian ones he says! Around 800 plus fitting!
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Old 17 February 2013, 15:15   #5
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800 for the Flexicom which is a condensing boiler!
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Old 17 February 2013, 15:18   #6
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my plumber says a lot sell them cheap and then rip you off on parts.....
just paid 260 for two parts on my baxi!!!

he says worcester are the best.
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Old 17 February 2013, 15:19   #7
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Had a valiant for 6 years love it!1
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Old 17 February 2013, 15:20   #8
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I am in the heating trade and only fit/recomend Vaillant now after problems with others.
Been Vaillant only on condensing gas combis now for about 4 years and only 1 problem that they sorted f-o-c the next day, and we have fitted lots, so a good unit. HTH.
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Yep, made out of 'Monkey-metal' lol
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The cheaper ones are made of 'monkey-metal'!
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