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  1. DiggerDave

    DiggerDave New Member

    Currently doing a refurbishment of our place.
    Camray 2 with RDB burner has served us well since 1988 :rolleyes:
    So, time for an upgrade to a nice new low emission, high efficiency oil boiler...
    ...The Grant VortexBlue External seems to tick all the boxes
    Vortex Blue: External | Grant UK
    Anyone have experience with these boilers?
    Obviously, any information and recommendations will be gratefully received and faithfully applied ;)
     
  2. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Speak to your oil engineer.
     
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  3. muggles

    muggles Member

  4. Bogart

    Bogart Active Member

    Am in similar boat with a Camry 5. Still works faultlessly but decided on changing. Getting a Grant Boiler House model. Worcesters are apparently, though good boilers, over complicated and more expensive than a Grant.
     
  5. DiggerDave

    DiggerDave New Member

    Interesting that you are in the same situation in having to decide which upgrade to buy o_O
    Love the nice red look and efficiency ratings of the Grant boiler house model. Let us know how you get on please...
    Meanwhile, the whole house refurbishment continues with the main focus on the kitchen. The old Camray 2 was de-commisioned about 6 weeks ago. Just when it got colder :rolleyes:
    Have now decided that the way to go will be a system Internal Grant boiler
    Vortex Blue: Internal | Grant UK
    This will be installed in the old attached garage, which is due to be converted to a utility room/store/shower room and WC etc :cool:
    The flow and return will be up and over, along the landing to the hot water tank. New 3 port valve (old one was gravity HW) and controller etc.
    Our local oil engineer does recommend Grant boilers, however, he has not yet worked on the latest VortexBlue, so my original question still stands :rolleyes:
    Has anyone experience on the 'new' Grant VortexBlue range of boilers?
    They certainly appear to be more efficient and capable of reducing emissions.
    Finally, I am looking at a 'system' boiler package. This will replace our old vented/gravity system. Any observations on this upgrade ;)
     
  6. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    I'd go s plan rather than y plan.
    Also look at additional expansion vessel as vessel supplied with boiler tends to be inadequate.
    Have you considered going unvented for hot water? Pressures and flow permitting.
     
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  7. DiggerDave

    DiggerDave New Member

    Thanks for the advice on S plan and extra expansion vessel :)
    It would make sense, because at the moment we have 12 radiators and a JG UFHS in the conservatory. The demand will no doubt increase. :cool:
    Don't want to go down the unvented HW route. We have Solar PV on the roof and oil boiler goes off in the summer :D
    If you think of anything else, keep it coming....
     
  8. Bogart

    Bogart Active Member

    I posted recently on the CH forum about my setup, boiler some 25m away from property and pump in house. Best suggested I convert the CH to a sealed system and leave HW as now gravity fed. Have done some pressure tests using outside tap fed in 15mm this test point is outside the boiler house by coincidence. Honestly not sure what the figures tell me. Flow rate is 14L/min. Static pressure 1.75 bar. When I open the outside tap it drops to zero!
     
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  9. Millsy 82

    Millsy 82 Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I know the new combis now come with bigger vessels not sure about the system boilers.
     
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  10. WHPES

    WHPES Trusted Plumber GSR

    I fit mainly the Vortex Blue boilers. Rock solid piece of kit. What really attracts people is the 10 year full parts and labour warranty available through the Grant GOne installer scheme. They come with a 24 litre expansion vessel as standard so rarely needs an extra vessel.
     
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  11. Bogart

    Bogart Active Member

    Why do you think they can offer a 10 yr warranty on Blue boilers where the rest get 5 year max?
     
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  12. Chris1990

    Chris1990 New Member

    Firebird, the new models are lovely. The new Elco burner is a thing of beauty.
     
  13. WHPES

    WHPES Trusted Plumber GSR

    Use an S plan rather than a Y plan. BTW with the Grant Vortex Blueflame models, using a Grant G1 accredited installer gives you a full 10 year parts and labour warranty.
     
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  14. Chris1990

    Chris1990 New Member

    Using a firebird VIP installer also gives you the 10year. Not just grant offer this. Id recommend you look into and try the new elco burner on the firebird. The new combi is a thing of beauty.
     
  15. muggles

    muggles Member

    No oil combis are things of beauty, they're all hateful :eek:
     
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