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  1. Dan Mash

    Dan Mash New Member


    I have been given the following price for:

    New expansion vessel, pipes and seals in Vaillant ecoTec plus 618
    Replace combi valve for unvented cylinder

    Parts = £600 + vat.

    I have been told it's the combi valve that is the expensive part, but from a quick search online this doesn't seem right. (See picture for part)

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    20190313_095723.jpg 20190313_094741.jpg
  2. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Is it a Vaillant cylinder?
  3. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I would advise getting a second opinion from another engineer is you are not happy with the price.
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  4. Dan Mash

    Dan Mash New Member

    Yes pic attached. 20190313_094713.jpg
  5. CBW1982

    CBW1982 GSR Top Contributor!!

    Could try Vaillant for a fixed price repair if they would for that type of work?
  6. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Should really be the correct valve for the cylinder not a generic one so may cost
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  7. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    Get another quote, looks like a Caleffi control valve.
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  8. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    What’s the labour charge?
  9. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    If not happy then get another price, but be prepared to pay your first guy a diagnosis fee. Time's money.
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  10. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Dick turpin the unvented cylinder engineer is still at large , very expensive , get somebody else mate .

    Where are you based ?
  11. EvilDrPorkChop

    EvilDrPorkChop GSR

    Sounds expensive for parts only. As others have said what's the labour charge on top of that? If you aren't happy get another quote.
  12. Michael1960

    Michael1960 Plumber

    It is £37 In Screwfix. Callefi put other manufacturer names on them but they still say Callefi somewhere.
  13. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    Whoa there... Read the original list again and see it contains boiler parts too. This is NOT £600 for a control block.

    Just ask how you would feel reading the responses here based on having NO real information?

    Pardon me, but its about time we ALL got off our high horses and looked at things from a much more OBJECTIVE standpoint.
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  14. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    Sorry Jon wasnt aimed at you specifically.

    None of us know, for example, whether the OP is a serial slow payer or other such thing. Nothing personal op ;)
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  15. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Quite agree. I have to say I didn’t think the price was bonkers
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