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Tony Hadley11/10/2016 12:15:07
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Noticed this in the Daily Telegraph. Looks like a replacement Royal Yacht "Britannia" could be built.


Dave Milbourn11/10/2016 13:50:37
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Sitting in a house with a poorly valve in the CH system, waiting for the engineer to call, I'm a little reluctant to contemplate giving up my winter fuel payment to assist a lady whose seven* "houses" are all probably much warmer than mine.


*According to Wiki.

Paul T11/10/2016 14:39:28
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Dont worry Dave as the project will be self funding.

As HM recieves payments from the state I presume that she will have to pay 'bedroom tax' on all of those empty rooms, these payments will go a long way to funding a new ship.

Paul smiley

Dodgy Geezer11/10/2016 22:29:00
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Posted by Dave Milbourn on 11/10/2016 13:50:37:

Sitting in a house with a poorly valve in the CH system, waiting for the engineer to call, I'm a little reluctant to contemplate giving up my winter fuel payment to assist a lady whose seven* "houses" are all probably much warmer than mine.


*According to Wiki.


Ah, now, DM, we have discussed this before! Surely you can drain the system down a bit and replace the valve yourself? I actually had to do that last month for the thermostatic valve on my cylinder. It's cheaper and it's quicker....

Edited By Dodgy Geezer on 11/10/2016 22:29:20

Dave Milbourn11/10/2016 23:39:38
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If you mean it should be possible to drain down the system etc then you're certainly right. Where you are dead wrong is in the use of the word "you". I don't do central heating systems.


Kip Woods12/10/2016 12:02:47
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If I lived nearer to you Dave, I'd come round and sort it for you, it's a doddle, done them on our heating, but alas, I'm too far away for the old pushbike to get me there. sad

Edited By Kip Woods on 12/10/2016 12:03:13

Tony Hadley12/10/2016 14:43:45
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Noticed that you still have a cylinder. Over 20 years ago, we considered moving the cylinder and water tanks into the loft to give more space in the bathroom. The cylinder (& heating) was from a conventional cast iron boiler. Instead we opted for one of the first generation "combi" boilers mounted on the kitchen wall, which seemed to solve a lot of problems. Fourteen years later the boiler needed to be replaced with a second generation "combi" (condensing type). This latest boiler was installed in 2009 by a contractor whereas the first was DIY (which is no longer allowed). The new boiler is also serviced regular.

I was thinking the other night, has this been a cost effective upgrade, the original cast iron boiler, which supplied the cylinder and central heating would probably still be working, albeit in an inefficient manner regarding fuel usage, but I have been faced with two boiler changes, so any savings in gas must be set against every 12 to 15 years having to upgrade the boiler and pay servicing costs. It would appear when the decision is made to upgrade, there is no going back.

Nowadays I do the same as DM - 'get a man in' and just sign the cheque.

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