changing back boiler for a combi


Postby uk_ducati » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:00 pm

Hi all
I have been called out to quote a back boiler exchange to a wall hung combi boiler.
I would like some advice on the install as the back boiler has gravity hot water feeds to it and the new combi is being fitted where the hot water tank is. My question is would it be good practice to connect the flow and return from the new boiler to the hot water flow and return and then connect the (what was) the hot water flow and return to the flow and return from the old boiler in the builders opening. I ask this as the flow and return pipes are quite away from the new boiler position and it would save on costs and time.


thanks in advance

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Postby htg engineer » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:35 pm

No because the flow and retrun will probably be 28mm, will be full of limescale and crap and probably have old compression fittings, if you are just connecting on, then you need to connect on to the heating flow and return - renewing or at least checking the manifolds (if any)


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Postby uk_ducati » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:09 pm

thanks for that HTG

yes they are 28 i was just going to reduce to 22 where needed

looks like its going to be a long job.

what do you mean by manifolds?

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Postby htg engineer » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:36 pm

If 8mm or 10mm, unless tee'd into flow and return individually - they will be connected to a manifold. A brass or copper manifold with 4 or 5 8/10mm connections - if it's a compression manifold I would change it.


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Postby uk_ducati » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:05 pm

cheers HTG

they are 15mm so no manifolds

thanks for the advice

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