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2014/11/25 22:38:11 (permalink)

Changing from oil to gas heating.

Just discovered our boiler is rusted and leaking.
 
Have been told bug the fella looking into it, that instead of getting a new boiler we should change to gas as it would be so much more cheaper to run.
 
Anyone know what kind of price i could be looking at?
post edited by cu3ed - 2014/11/25 22:47:28
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    Re: Changing from oil to gas heating. 2014/11/25 22:42:45 (permalink)
    cu3ed
    Just discovered our boiler is rusted and leaking.
     
    Have been told bug the fella looking into it, that instead of getting a new boiler we should change to oil as it would be so much more cheaper to run.
     
    Anyone know what kind of price i could be looking at?


    The thread title says changing from oil to gas but your first post indicates that you are changing to oil. Is that what it is?
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    Re: Changing from oil to gas heating. 2014/11/25 22:46:54 (permalink)
    Doh, meant changing to gas.
     
    He came with a quote off about 2k with grant if it goes through, but seems a lot cheaper to run.
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    Re: Changing from oil to gas heating. 2014/11/25 23:19:58 (permalink)
    Mains gas will be cheaper than oil. LPG gas probably about the same.
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    Re: Changing from oil to gas heating. 2014/11/26 00:12:03 (permalink)
    Im just thinking, is it not easier just to get the same/ newer boiler replaced?
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    Re: Changing from oil to gas heating. 2014/11/26 00:32:54 (permalink)
    Perhaps, but it would not necessarily be cheaper in the long run if your fuel is oil.
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    Re: 2014/11/26 07:46:28 (permalink)
    Cheaper short term yes but not long term and it would also clear the space your outside burner and tank are taking up. Youll be talking around the grand mark for a new boiler and about 2 and a half for a conversion. You might still be able to get help from airticity for that though. The downside at this time of year is the several days it takes to do the conversion where you won't have any heat unless you have economy 7
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    Re: 2014/11/26 09:18:54 (permalink)
    Changed from gas to oil in 2010 and never looked back. For me, oil is by far, cheaper than gas.







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    Re: 2014/11/26 10:23:44 (permalink)
    Gas for me works out at £40 a month which I pay by dd so don't have to worry about paying a lot out at the one time. Here mains gas is still cheaper though the price has gone up
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    Re: 2014/11/26 10:34:37 (permalink)
    Just talking to a mate in work.
     
    THe Burner is still firing and heating the place, its just theirs seems to be warm water leaking from it, im wondering if a bit of rust has got in and is leaking the radiator water?  I have no clue on these things).
     
    Can something like that not just be repaired?
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    Re: 2014/11/26 12:07:36 (permalink)
    Will depend who you ask really. Do your friends know any reliable tradesmen who wont take the piss?
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    Re: 2014/11/26 12:11:02 (permalink)
    Getting a couple of numbers from people I know now.
     
    Though the more I talk to the more say this guy is taking the piss saying I need a whole new system etc.
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    Re: 2014/11/26 12:24:20 (permalink)
    They do that, especially this time of year when its urgent
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    Re: 2014/11/26 19:01:33 (permalink)
    I have came home and had a chance to look at it, but im looking at a solid blue block really, the water seems to either be coming from the back of it, or under it. Appears to be a solid flat bottom. THe water is brownish, rusty in look and colour, also the water is warm to touch.

    Have put it on and it still seems to be heating the hosue and water though.
    The guy schecked teh pressure and it seems fine.
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    Re: 2014/11/26 20:34:04 (permalink)
    Does he think it could be condensation from the weather turning colder, just?
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    Re: 2014/11/26 21:36:59 (permalink)
    Nah, the water is physically warm to the touch.
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    Re: 2014/11/29 15:38:42 (permalink)
    Well what's the latest? Gonna go for a repair now before winter sets in?
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    Re: 2014/11/30 07:25:54 (permalink)
    Have you looked into wood pellet burner?

     
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    Re: 2014/11/30 15:33:30 (permalink)
    Got an Uncle who works on these things, he came, said hes seen much worse, looks like it might be a minor leak and wants to try there seal stuff you pour in to find and stop it.
     
    Apart from that, he said its no problem jsut to buy a new boiler ( he knows people in the trade) and jsut put in a new one.
     
    Seems the initial guy have been nothing but pure sales pitch.
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    Re: 2014/11/30 17:01:13 (permalink)
    It's the way it is with a lot of tradesmen. Shows why it's always better to get recommendations from family or friends. Glad it's minor and hopefully cheaply fixable. Give you time to consider long term options anyway.
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