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Boiler Fix or Replace or Insurance

Postby supahoopsa » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:31 pm

We have a 12 year old Potterton Suprima 30 Boile rin our 2 bed flat.

For last 6 months it has been turning itself off and has needed to be restarted every could of days.

I had local gas/plumber guy in and said this is very common with this type of boiler and a board needs replacing which will cost £300

I asked about a brand new boiler and he quoted £1800

A brand new boiler is a bit much for us right now so we we were going to just have the board replaced.

Is this a sensible idea or should we bite the bullet and go for a brand new boiler ? Alternatively we can get the board replaced and then take out boiler insurance to pay for any future issues ?

What are the chances of the boiler needing to be completely replaced and therefore not covered by the insurance ?

Thanks in advance
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Postby crashndie » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:26 pm

hi mate 300 quid is a bit steep for a pcb an fit try : googling ""
buy the part your self and get a gas safe installer to fit it shouldn't take more that a hourly rate and there's no make up on the parts. with the age of the boiler i would personally start to save up to replace it in near future
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