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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:17 am 
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Ask wine~o for a day-rate quote including his fuel - he could shoot up the M3, M25 in two hours, do the job (getting parts from your local S/Fix) and drive back to Dorset in a day! :lol: :lol:

I can't volunteer as I'm a 5 hour drive away, so not in a day.


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Arco...I don't do M25 ever. Thanks for volunteering me :roll: :boxing: :boxing:

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:lol: :lol:

where I live now in Pembrokeshire, as you in Dorset, we don't even have motorways, to start with!


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Thanks for the tips everyone. I had a handyman/electrician round but he didn't want the job, didn't want anything to do with a water tank (wish he'd just said that beforehand as I explained the job very specifically, so it was a wasted 2 hour round trip for me to go there to meet him!). He just said I need a heating engineer. Seems like everyone wants to come round, but no one wants the job, but they all want to tell me its a simple/cheap job.

Had a few quotes from heating engineers, ranging from £163 to £320 to replace the heating element, none of them will do the electrical work (i.e. replacing the clock) so I'll have to pay someone else to come and do that. Dread to think how much this will all cost if the tank does split!


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wine~o wrote:
Arco...I don't do M25 ever. Thanks for volunteering me :roll: :boxing: :boxing:


ha, the M25 is alright... sometimes :wink:


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briss wrote:
(i.e. replacing the clock)


If its like for like, why don't you do it?

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BSW are very local they are based at Kenley (on the old Ann Summers site :lol: ). They are a largish company so might not be the cheapest but they are good.

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arco_iris wrote:
Whilst a qualified electrician tradesman only does electrics, not plumbing, and a plumber tradesman won't touch them, I'm sure there are plenty of handymen, on this forum (as you can tell) & more out there, who would tackle this job. Including me, I don't do it for a living but have over 40 years DIY experience & maintain my own property portfolio.

Forget checkatrade (except maybe to look for 'handy man") and look in the classified adverts section of your local newspaper for a general handyman (or woman, these days) and speak to them. They'll be cheaper than a dedicated tradesperson, more readily available & just as capable, a good one will be able to give you a reference to somebody they've done a similar job for.

The one thing arising on this thread that you should discuss with them is how they intend to remove the immersion heater and what is going to happen if they split the tank. Be prepared to have them replace the tank at your expense if necessary (but it really shouldn't be).

What part of the south east are you in, where all the kids get sent to uni?


So did you spot the two C2 codes that the OPs installation would fail on if he had a EICR done?


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(i.e. replacing the clock)


If its like for like, why don't you do it?



Doh, I forgot, its a sangamo time switch, there will be nothing wrong with that, and if there is, you can literally pull out the workings (no tools required) and push in a new one.

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So did you spot the two C2 codes that the OPs installation would fail on if he had a EICR done?


Do enlighten us. (I suspect one is the single cores being used instead of heat resistant cable)

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OnlyMe wrote:

So did you spot the two C2 codes that the OPs installation would fail on if he had a EICR done?


Do enlighten us. (I suspect one is the single cores being used instead of heat resistant cable)


I think that you are almost there so i'll give you a 9 out of 10.

It looks like double insulated cores from the timer to the immersion. You are correct it should be heat resistant flex.

The second fault is actually single insulated cables. The ones from the fused spur to the timeclock.

I also suspect that there is a cover missing from the bottom of the time clock, but that is not shown in the photograph.



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