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Post  Reems on Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:09 pm

Hi,

I have a pulsacoil 2000 in my flat and have various problems with it over the last year and it is costing me a fortune to fix everytime.

The latest problem is that the heat exchanger is not working properly. Does any one know how much it will cost to get this replaced? I live in the north london area so if there is anyone who can give me a quote that would be great.

I am thinking about replacing this boiler. Does anyone know a suitable alternative?

Finally the other option, and one I probably should have considered at the beginning is having a maintenance contract with Gledhill Response for £195 per year. Are they any good i.e. do they cover all parts of the unit or is there anything they do not cover?

Appreciate I have asked a lot of question but I am getting extremely frustrated with this unit.

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Post  MK Group Ltd on Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:08 am

Hi Reems,

How do you know the heat exchanger requires changing?

I have had mixed reviews of Gledhill response, both good and bad. They generally cover the entire systems except for the cylinder itself.

You would be looking at approx £135.00 for the Plate Heat Ex. plus fitting.

I hope this helps.

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Post  Reems on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:39 am

Hi Gary,

The water is hot for a few minutes then very quickly loses all heat. From reading on this forum and other sites it sounds as if the heat exchanger is not working properly. Also I had someone look at it over the weekend and they confirmed this.

Can you give me guide as to how long it would take to fit this and how much that would be?

I am thinking that it may be cheaper to have a service contract in the long term as over the last year several things have gone wrong with it and calling out a plumber every time is becoming very expensive!

Either that or replace the entire system which I suspect won't be cheap either and may not solve the problem.

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Post  MK Group Ltd on Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:12 am

Hi reems,

The syptoms you are discribing sound like either a sensor failure or your pump is sticking. It does not sound like your plate heat exchanger requires changing.

Is your hot water pressure at the taps low?

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Post  Reems on Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:54 am

Hi Gary,

The water pressure is fine. The water just isn't hot enough. The plumber checked the sensor and pump and said they are all fine.

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Post  MK Group Ltd on Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:02 am

Hi Reems,

Not sure which plumber you have had look at it, but your symptoms do not point to the plate heat exchanger, I would suggest that you look for a second opinion, try looking on the home page for a specialist Gledhill engineer in your area.

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Post  Reems on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:42 pm

Ok will do,

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