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    £50. How much is is supposed to cost approximately?

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    £50. is about average depending where you are, Time wise I average around about 1hr, depending what is required, always run system as well to make sure everything is working, vent rads top up if required, Did you use a national Co or independent engineer ?

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    The problem is a lot of the bigger companies as well as independent guys are doing a safety check rather than a service and the ordinary joe blogg is non the wiser normally. 20 mins for a service is some going even if there's no strip down

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    Quote Originally Posted by gas2016 View Post
    The problem is a lot of the bigger companies as well as independent guys are doing a safety check rather than a service and the ordinary joe blogg is non the wiser normally. 20 mins for a service is some going even if there's no strip down
    The main problem with type of job (Service) is the cost ! customer always puts the cost first, that is the reason a full service as outlined in the manufactures instructions rarely gets done as it would more than double the cost if carried out to the letter, and I think that most people would not be happy paying over £100 every year for a service, landlords being the least likely to have it done, doing a basic check to see if everything is working and safe is better than nothing at all.

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    It would help if there was more transparency as well. Passing a safety check as servicing is downright fraud.

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    It would help if there was more transparency as well. Passing a safety check as servicing is downright fraud.
    Tell bg and the likes of them to change, they won't so price stays low
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasser View Post
    It would help if there was more transparency as well. Passing a safety check as servicing is downright fraud.
    Do you do it as per manufactures instructions ? to be honest I don't know meny people that do BG included , If fact the time they allow their engineers to do a "Service" is Proberly less than the average independent guy takes, all boils down to time & cost

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    Better yet, don't bother with the servicing.
    Well, it may not be better.

    Maybe there are some people who wouldn't mind paying more if it's clear what they get in return? Seeing the engineer working for a full hour, boiler stripped down to parts, full report with readings in the end, certificates...

    How come electricians manage to do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasser View Post
    Better yet, don't bother with the servicing.
    Well, it may not be better.

    Maybe there are some people who wouldn't mind paying more if it's clear what they get in return? Seeing the engineer working for a full hour, boiler stripped down to parts, full report with readings in the end, certificates...

    How come electricians manage to do it?
    What do sparks do ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasser View Post
    Better yet, don't bother with the servicing.
    Well, it may not be better.

    Maybe there are some people who wouldn't mind paying more if it's clear what they get in return? Seeing the engineer working for a full hour, boiler stripped down to parts, full report with readings in the end, certificates...

    How come electricians manage to do it?
    It would take a lot longer than 1hr to fully strip check all parts and reassemble a boiler + the added cost of replacing all the seals & gaskets.

    Electricians only plug in a test machine and take readings they do-not strip down every plug/socket

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    Sparky doing Periodic Test, recommended, inspect 10% of sockets. Retest every 6 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasser View Post
    Better yet, don't bother with the servicing.
    Well, it may not be better.
    ...don't bother with car MOT or dentist!?
    Make it happen!

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