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  1. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Really
     
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    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
  2. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    plastic piping now its becoming clearer any alarm bells ringing shaun , harvest , town ?
     
  3. robj20

    robj20 Member

    Is there something wrong with plastic piping?
     
  4. quality

    quality Plumber GSR

    It appears like your quite competent, just go ahead and do it. Air testing plastic pipework ain't a brilliant method for tightness testing but it better than no test
     
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  5. robj20

    robj20 Member

    The best I can do short of hiring a hydraulic tester, is to fill with water and pump up the air will at least rise to the high points so everything else will be hydraulic tested. I'm pretty sure there won't be any leaks the bits I have done so far have held 2 bar overnight.
     
  6. quality

    quality Plumber GSR

    I am not questioning your method or ability. Its only water and it only your home
     
  7. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Most of us prefer a system to be completely copper
     
  8. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    The OP has pipes his own rads? I think? Then the boiler man is doing the rest? Think I'm right there.
     
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  9. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Air compresses, water doesn't. Plastic pipes have to be pressure tested to the mi's. Or no claims on failure.
     
  10. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Should be 10 bar water at fault the system can go to 3 and test needs to be at least 11/2 times that
     
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  11. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes well that's what he's said
     
  12. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Cheers, just trying to bring KOP up to speed. Or I may have miss read his post. #verytiredtoday
     
  13. robj20

    robj20 Member

    It is. I'd have a crack at the boiler but I have enough on my plate, want the warranty and I just can't be bothered doing the boiler as well. The plumbing is easy, radiators on the walls copper risers then plastic for the rest, supported every 300mm, insulated to water bylaws in the cold areas, as thick as I can go every where else especially in the DHW.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
  14. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Thought it was a wind up.
     
  15. robj20

    robj20 Member

    What's a wind up?
     
  16. quality

    quality Plumber GSR

    I'm a fridge man and everything I do is copper for plumbing also but a lot of people use plastic
     
  17. Adeh61

    Adeh61 New Member

    You are correct mate, plumbing radiators is easy. With the regs they have stopped DIY installs for competent people. The last few jobs I've seen have all had plastic pipe.
     
  18. robj20

    robj20 Member

    The other quote has come through at £3,113

    ". Qty 1. IDEAL VOGUE C32 Remove existing boiler and replace with a condensing Ideal Vogue c32 This includes a drain and refill of the system, and a chemical flush to remove corrosive contaminates from the central heating system. All pipework, clips, fittings to convert the system will be included in the price, including flue and condensate to meet gas safe regulations. Existing control will be removed and replaced with wireless operated boiler controls for your central heating. We will then test and commission the boiler to meet current gas safe standards. All waste will be removed from site. we offer a 2 year guarantee for any works carried out by MakeWarm LTD. 1 2. VERTICAL FLUE OPTION The vertical flue option is required to meet current gas safe regulations or for ease of access on installation. The vertical flue kit is required when installing a flue run up and out through a flat or pitched roof. The kit contains the vertical roof terminal, vertical connector, flue support brackets, fittings required for vertical flue, clips and roof slate needed for termination through roof work on either a pitched or flat roof The flue is the part of the boiler which allows exhaust gases to exit the boiler. The flue is typically situated directly behind the boiler enabling waste gases to exit safely straight out of the external wall of your home. 1 3. HONEYWELL EVOHOME OPENTHERM KIT"

    Lacking in detail as to the work so ive asked them to add more but its in the same ballpark.
     
  19. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sorry but they shout eco scheme company to me (normally low standards)

    Maybe wrong
     
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  20. robj20

    robj20 Member

    Good guess, they are called MakeWarm.
    Do Windows, roofs and insulation.
    We will be going with the first there well regarded around here.
     
  21. robj20

    robj20 Member

    All done, they did a good job. Only one issue with the Opentherm bridge, quick call to Ideal and it was all sorted. So far it seems a cracking boiler he said it was very easy to install and commission.
     
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  22. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Any chance of a pic ?
     
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  23. robj20

    robj20 Member

    I will get some later.
     
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  24. robj20

    robj20 Member

    Took them two days in total, first day the boiler and the pipework went in, filled it up and left it over night.
    Second day they drained and flushed through, fitted the flue and wired it in, setup Evohome.

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    Love the handy display. Get access all sorts of information.
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    Liking Evohome, very convenient having each room a different temperature and only heated when required. I just need to repipe the hot water a shorter route to the kitchen. Currently goes up to the bathroom then to the other side of the house, then down to the dining room and along and round the kitchen.
     
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  25. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Looks a good job
    Is it in a garage?
     
  26. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Looking good

    Me personally I would get the pipes lagged need prob length and a bit of both 22 and 15 x 9mm
     
  27. robj20

    robj20 Member

    Yes. The old boiler was on the other side of the garage and had the pipes go all round the garage before going into the house. So for this one I thought on the house wall would be best so the pipes can go straight in.
     
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