My Boilermate has more leaks than Wales and need replaceing

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My Boilermate has more leaks than Wales and need replaceing

Post  leetaylor on Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:06 am

Hi Everyone, my Boilermate 2000 is leaking from the froun...as per pervious topics on this forum (and advise from my local plumber) it is not repairable (which is a shame because it was actually a good product).
My question is what have people done to replace them? is there a specific tank people get which is easiest to install with the plumbing already there? The leak is manageable at the moment but ideally I want to get this fixed before winter as I don't fancy loosing the heating with a 1 year old.

Thanks in advance!

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Post  scorp on Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:01 pm

My neighbour had leakage as well and replaced it by combi boiler with minimum plumbing job. So saved some storage where tank was. Now I'm waiting for the report about bills etc

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Post  leetaylor on Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:39 pm

combi boiler not an option really due to the positioning of the tank and plumbing

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Post  scorp on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:18 am

He had boiler in the kitchen and tank in the cupboard upstairs. He said that guys looped pipes in the cupboard and did some plumbing in the kitchen. But I don't know details and you know better your house. Worth to check with specialists though.

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Re: My Boilermate has more leaks than Wales and need replaceing

Post  Mario.S on Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:42 am

leetaylor wrote:combi boiler not an option really due to the positioning of the tank and plumbing

have you tried to seal the unit with leak sealer ( i.e. fernox leak sealer or no name stuff from screwfix or b&Q or wickes) ? may this helps. Is your leak coming from pump valves? ( the valves can be replaced) or is your boiler leaking from the main Cylinder?
I would first try leak sealer before spending big money on a new Boilermate BP.
regards Mario at Mario's Boiler Service

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Re: My Boilermate has more leaks than Wales and need replaceing

Post  leetaylor on Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:39 pm

Its coming out of the main cylinder....where ever there is a hole drilled through the casing its got leaks coming out od it as it is obviously filling up behind the casing....there is at least 300ml coming out per day...ive had a local plumber look at it who has been recommended to me who says its had it (as did the people who service the gas boiler) so I think its pretty much had it...from your post the PB is the closest replacement...I take it I will have to buy a new control circuit etc?

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Post  Midland Boilercare on Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:07 pm

Hi Lee

We usually replace the Boilermate 2000 with either the Gledhill Boilermate BP or the Gledhill Torrent Greenheat (previously the Torrent Multifuel) for our customers who have leaking units.
Both units work in different ways and are very good products.
The Torrent works in a similar manner to the Boilermate 2000 and can be controlled with two pumps, allowing the radiators to heat up instantly as they currently do with your Boilermate 2000.
The Boilermate BP has to be re-plumbed to build up the control system (your installer should supply everything that is needed for this), but it works in the same manner as an ordinary heating system, i.e. the radiators heat up gradually.

As for converting the system into a combination boiler, I would advise against this as you will not get the same volume of hot water as you currently do. The Boilermate is a thermal store and can produce more energy for hot water than most combi boilers can (approximately 60kW of energy is stored whereas athe largest combi on the market today is in the region of 45kW), and the radiators heat up gradually too.
Don't get me wrong, a combi boiler will meet your needs but generally most customers feel dissapointed after having a thermal store.

I hope this helps you. We cover the Midlands if I can be of any help just give me a call.
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