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  1. drainrod

    drainrod Member

    please can anyone point me in direction whats best buy ?
    baxi platinum 40kw or ideal vogue max 40 kw
  2. EvilDrPorkChop

    EvilDrPorkChop GSR

    Neither. Take a look at Vaillant.

    I'm sure someone will be along to disagree :p However the amount of issues I come across with Baxi and Ideal I wouldn't be having either of them by choice.
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  3. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Or Glowworm energy rebadged Vaillant with minimal changes
  4. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Out of those 2 I'd go with the baxi. But I would also agree with above and go with a vaillant too.
  5. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    What do you want from it?
    Cheap to repair
    No frills or lots of technology
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    What’s with the 40kw ?

    What’s the demand / outlets
  7. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Out of the pair , vogue.
    Personally I wouldnt fit , either go Viessmann from our European brothers
  8. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    Seems anlittle high on output what’s the requirement? If I was you I’d look into Vaillant or viessmann but depends on budget and if it’s for own use or rented property
  9. Millsy 82

    Millsy 82 Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    The baxi platinum is a great boiler ones I fitted years ago are still like new.

    Not a big fan of ideal. Vaillant I had so many problems with the pumps packing up diverter leaking and pressure sensors playing up that I got put off them and tried baxi been with them ever since.

    It is each to their own though ask 10 people get all sorts of answers.

    What's your flow rate like as a lot of people ask me for a 40kw but they only have the flow rate for a 33kw.
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  10. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    Let's be honest here it wont matter what brand you go for they all fall to bits with aplomb.

    Imho you need to have it installed as per manufactures requirements otherwise you wont get a warranty or guarantee. That's the most important thing is how good your installer is.

    For what it's worth having been an owner of various boilers over the years the worst I have had is a Worcester and the best I've had is the universally panned Alpha
  11. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    This question pops up very often....and you have come to the right place for advice My friends will give you advice based upon their experience
    and you will be advised well and with passion. I would
    engage a really well endorsed
    local gsr installer. Put your trust in them. Let us know what
    you decide ..centralheatking
  12. richard978

    richard978 Active Member

    I don't fit many boilers these days but I was impressed with Viessman. Very good components on the 100 range.

    I've installed a lot of duotecs which were bulky and noisy so I wouldnt opt for one.
  13. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Can't say much on the duotecs but the new 600 series is really quiet.
  14. Millsy 82

    Millsy 82 Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I'm fitting quite a few 600's at the moment really impressed. Yes the duotec were noise but they were reliable. 600's are just as quiet as Worcester and vaillant
  15. drainrod

    drainrod Member

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