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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:06 pm 
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Hey folks, we are very short on space in out old cottage and our plumber has suggested installing the boiler in the loft. The loft is not insulated other than 200mm rock wool on the loft floor. I am very happy with this suggestion as it will save a lot of space and make access to the boiler a lot easier. However I wondered if we should be taking anything into consideration. For example could it create a damp issue in the loft from the heat given off, should we be trying to box it in or anything else anyone can point out before we go ahead? Any feedback appreciated! Thanks


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strath44 wrote:
Hey folks, we are very short on space in out old cottage and our plumber has suggested installing the boiler in the loft. The loft is not insulated other than 200mm rock wool on the loft floor. I am very happy with this suggestion as it will save a lot of space and make access to the boiler a lot easier. However I wondered if we should be taking anything into consideration. For example could it create a damp issue in the loft from the heat given off, should we be trying to box it in or anything else anyone can point out before we go ahead? Any feedback appreciated! Thanks

It may help the guys to know what type of boiler you intended having installed, Combi or System.
For starters a 22mm gas supply is a requirement for both + a cold mains supply if it's a Combi.

Edit: apologies, just looked at a previous thread and it looks like you have a Baxi 105E Combi.
Are you having that moved to the loft.


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Can't see a problem, you will need to provide "safe access" a proper loft ladder and walkway for access and servicing of the boiler, most boilers have a built in frost stat to protect from freezing that overrides all other customer controls if the boiler is in danger.
Only thing to think about is how long the run for the hot water draw off is. Worst case is a combi fitted in the loft in a two story house it will take ages to supply hot water to the kitchen tap each time it is used.


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Lofts are allowed, but should really be thought of as a real last resort.

As said, must have permanent loft ladder, be boarded out from hatch to boiler, have proper electric lights fitted and a guard rail around the loft hatch.

A filling loop and pressure gauge should ideally be fitted out of the loft somewhere as well.

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