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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:28 pm 
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Hi Folks ... looking fort a little advice.

I have a conventional gas boiler which needs replaced, just had someone out....

He told me that the 15 year old indirect boiler I have in my roof isn't building regulations compliant, and will have to be replaced with a fully pumped system..

Effectively telling me indirect systems were now illegal to maintain by replacement of a new conventional boiler.

I smelled BS.... and google wont help

anyone got any ideas on this?


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Hi Ron :welcomeuhm:

Sadly I think that you're a little confused and your post doesn't make sense.

I'm guessing by indirect boiler you're talking about the hot water cylinder??

If you mean the hot water is heated by gravity circulation he's right in that modern boilers will not work on these systems (well one will but you lose the warranty)!

That would be a case of upgrading the controls though rather than replacing the cylinder. Pictures would help show what you mean :wink:

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Yep sorry about the mis-terminology, is the hot water tank in the roof.

Its got a cold tank at the top and the hot tank underneath.

I think the thing that was confusing me is the building regs point he was making, i.e the tank is not legal( I can find pretty much the same tank ( a Telford 1050/450combination) still for sale)and he said it will have to be replaced.

Thing is they are still selling this tank...!, or it look very very similar.

so my confusion lies in the fact that he was telling me that it was compulsory to have my tank replaced.


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No it definitely doesn't need replacing. You won't get much hot water out of it though but you probably already know that :wink:

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Cheers for that, I suspected it didn't need replacing... mind you the guy told me a load of other stuff needed doing (including the replacement of a 2 year old very high end shower unit) so he wont be getting the business..


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