BoilerMate III replacement

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BoilerMate III replacement

Post  edwin on Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:52 pm

Hello all

Looking for a replacement for BoilerMate III thermal storage. Cold water inlet is blocked (sludge) which needs some new plumbing work and recently, the diverter valve failed and our CH is on always. British Gas dont want to know about BoilerMate and other CH cover providers exclude BM too.

Potterton Suprima 40 boiler downstairs is working fine and hence would be inclined to retain it. Just wondering if its the right time replace BM3 with a more reliable unit and someone suggested BoilerMate BP as an alternative to BM3. If so, would this involve additional plumbing / re-wiring?

Any advice would be most appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: BoilerMate III replacement

Post  mike on Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:35 pm

Boilermate BP unit is a thermal store for hot water only.
You will need to Y plan or S plan the system.
So a Y plan kit or S plan kit required. And possible new pump.
Pipe work to0.
Or you can use the Torrent cylinder with S plan / Y plan.
The above are open vented.
You could go for an Megaflow cylinder.
Albion will make to order through a merchant.
A cylinder similar to the BM II or !!!.
And it comes as a complete package. But at a cost.
All the above gives you hot water at main pressure.
To change over to a combi boiler would be quite noticeable as in pressure.
Gledhill Response still provide break down cover for your unit I believe.
At around £100 per year.
Does not cover scale or sludge.
Where in the Uk are you?
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Re: BoilerMate III replacement

Post  edwin on Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:39 am

Thanks for the reply mike

I'm in Reading.


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