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  1. Spanish

    Spanish GSR

    Hey all, I have a house that is currently set up as 2 flats, the heating system is a mish mash of electric heating upstairs and a badgered oil boiler downstairs, I need to replace the boiler and tank due to a fit and forget practice by the previous owner, I thought about just installing an oil boiler and make the rent all in BUT if it was all in I would take the proverbial so not going to chance it, let the tenant take responsibility of their own budget and all of that...

    anyone have experience of a single system for multi dwellings? or am I fitting 2 systems? (this is asked from the metering/control/usage point of view and how to do so from a single boiler/tank to 2 flats)
    cheers in advance
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    how many water mains going into the property?
  3. Spanish

    Spanish GSR

    Good question, it currently has 1 but am having a second put in next month.
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    the problem if using one cylinder whos water main do you take it off :D

    other than separate systems (one for each)

    the only way i can see is each have there own separate unvneted cylinder and have a communal boiler (big enough to cope) and split the oil bill but tbh you could have trouble

    im not using as much as the other tenant etc
  5. Spanish

    Spanish GSR

    THIRD ATTEMPT, puter kept logging me off, thinking along the lines of one system/blueflame with each property being a zone and somehow metering each zone, I know this has been done just need someone with experience of it, will have a sit down with a couple of multi/community coys and see how they do it and if it is within budget...if not 2 separate systems
  6. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Heat meters like the ones on district heating systems.
  7. Spanish

    Spanish GSR

    Have booked a meet with a district heating designer to talk me through it all
  8. plumben

    plumben Plumber

    If it was me I'd always recommend two separate systems, makes life easier sometimes no, arguments or hassle on bills, also one flat can be sold off separate in the future if needed
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  9. Millsy 82

    Millsy 82 Plumber GSR

    If your not paying for running it put 2 lpg boilers in. Run them off bottles, saves tenants tipping the tanks etc and cheaper to install (not run though).

    You can even separate the systems so as plumben says it gets rid of the hassle they have to buy bottles otherwise they have no heating.
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