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Discuss Advise on a NEW indirect unvented hot cylinder in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

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Which cylinder would you put in?

  1. Megaflo

    16.7%
  2. Kingspan Flomaster

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Kingspan Ultrasteel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Telford Tempest

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Other, see reply

    83.3%
  1. Lumen

    Lumen New Member

    Hey guys!

    Came here to get advice about building a new shower and changing my current F&E heating system to accommodate this. There have been some great advise (I am glad to be part of this forum and this great community) majority said to go for an unvented hot cylinder.

    I've had few plumbers looking at the job and quoting. Quotes range from £1,500-£3,000 all in all (Removing the current F&E water tanks and getting 200L unvented cylinder in West London)
    1) Is this reasonable?

    All 3 plumbers quoted with a Megaflo cylinder. Which I know is a market leader, but it costs 40%-50% than some cylinders and I'm not sold by.

    I have been doing some research and ended up with
    Kingspan Flomaster (FN150ERP)
    Kingspan Ultrasteel (AUI150) and
    Telford Tempest (TSMI150)

    I know Telford have 30 years warranty (2 years on parts) and is made of high grade of stainless steel
    Kingspan 10/25 and has 'Duplex' stainless steel

    I know there are a lot of professionals on this forum.

    2) What are you experiences with these cylinders? Would you guys recommend either or something completely different?

    We are planning to stay in the property for about 10 years and move else where after the retirement.

    Thank you for any advice in advance!
    Lumen
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
  2. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Hi lumen, what type of boiler do you have or would you consider when installing a new system with an unvented cylinder?
     
  3. Lumen

    Lumen New Member

    Hi Matchless, we currently have conventional Ideal Classic FF350 heat only boiler.
    I hope that helps,
    Lumen
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
  4. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Its a long time ago now , but I used to work for the now Kingspan, they used to be known as “Range cylinders “ .
    Their cylinders are very good, in the hundreds I used to go out to fix under warrenty , 99% of the faults were caused by the muppets that installed them .
    I wouldn’t hesitate to fit one in my house .
     
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  5. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Personally I wouldn't fit mega flo. You're not getting anything extra for the extra money.

    All your estimates from g3 qualified people?
     
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  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Gledhill or joule
     
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  7. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yep, Gledhill for me all day long
     
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  8. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Arent they made in Lancashire ??

    :D
     
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  9. AMGasServices

    AMGasServices GSR

    Vaillant unistore for me.
     
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  10. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    OSO all the way for me.
    Never ever had a prob & honest impartial pre-sale advice to the the point of non-supply if not thought truly beneficial or performance considered borderline
     
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  11. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I installed one just before crimbo, slightly impressed.. but not cheap
     
  12. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Vaillant uniSTORE for me as well as Vaillant System boiler. I wouldn’t want to mix the brands though but that’s down to budget and preference.

    Where are you based on london
     
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  13. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    :DFecking jerry’s And Jerry products!
     
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  14. Lumen

    Lumen New Member

    Hi Simon,
    Those are exactly my thoughts, I'd usually go for a top of the range, but in this case, it seems that it's not worth 40%-50% more.
    Yes, all the plumbers that came and quoted are G3 qualified. I know you need a G3 certificate to work with pressurised systems, so I'd expect them to leave a certificate after install, as otherwise it doesn't pass inspection and will cause issues when it comes to selling the house.
     
  15. Lumen

    Lumen New Member

    Interesting, not even looked at that brand.
    I'm in Hounslow, West London.
     
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