Coops

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About Coops

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  • Birthday 07/07/1973

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    Virgin self builder with not enough money
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  1. Actually it's a great job..almost too good, traps the water in there good and proper..soft porous stone should never have cement mortar anywhere near it.
  2. I'm only repointing, I don't actually have any rendering to do..some donut has pointed using sand cement, water has trapped behind it, frozen and destroyed the face of the stone, needs taking out and repointing.
  3. One for you period house restorers and barn converters..looming large on my 'to do' list is a fair amount of stone and brick repointing. Yes there is plenty of info on mix ratios and techniques online but I just thought I'd put it out there and see what real people may have learned during the process. The majority of existing to be pointed is coursed rubble sandstone with Victorian brick on some rear elevations.
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    Biomass

    Totally agree, with new installations it's fairly clear. My point is more about pre-existing tanks and systems. Assuming that a replacement boiler is notifiable works, what element of those wider works are notifiable and who interprets what needs replacing. Surely the whole heating system can't be replaced every time an owner decides to change or upgrade a boiler?
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    Biomass

    Wow, that's pretty wild - could he not just go with another supplier or is there only one available?
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    Biomass

    Hi Temp and all..got a local plumbing/heating guy coming out this afternoon to discuss this setup...one thing though, does anyone know what the OFTEC rules/guidelines are in in relation to pre existing equipment not being up to current regulations? The reason I say this is because I have an old single walled steel oil tank, about 2700L in volume that seems in goodish nick to me, ok it may not be brand new, but why replace if no justifiable need to? Really just keen to get my ducks in a row in case he starts demanding the whole system is ripped out and replaced. Obviously he has the absolute right to accept or refuse the job on his own terms, but I'd like to know what other people's views are on this. I found this info online which seems to be in my favour...https://www.theheatinghub.co.uk/oil-tank-replacement-regulations-guide
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    Biomass

    Thanks for the candid reply, sounds like the whole thing is best avoided, I really hope you manage to resolve things with your installer though. I do wonder if in the race to provide RHI compliant green alternatives that some of these systems are being mis sold and installed in the wrong settings.
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    Biomass

    Absolutely Temp, what you suggest is ideal we've had LPG for cooking before so I know the drill. Thanks
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    Biomass

    Yeah thanks Peter, if moving away from oil is just not viable, this is what I'd go with, although I don't want header tanks so may go with a megaflo for HW and boiler for CH, noise no issue as all wil be in a small external plant room, any idea roughly what budget I'd be looking at for a supply and fix?
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    Biomass

    I suspect the Marshal would be quite bad at all three of it's core tasks. Still very much open to the idea of heat pumps, I'm just struggling to reconcile cost/value. GSHP are still astronomically expensive plus added cost of groundworks, ASHP less expensive but still 4x the cost of a combi or 2-3x the cost of boiler/megaflo combination. Perhaps I'm just not getting it..must be a new build thing
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    Biomass

    Was also considering a product from a company called Marshall, it's a company in Derby that make Aga type cookers that run heating and HW but crucially the oven can be turned on and off instead of it being on 24/7 like an Aga or Rayburn.
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    Biomass

    Haha yeah, that might explain the price difference
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    Biomass

    Maybe they were trying to pull my pants down..! Whereabouts are you? Might give them a call.
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    Biomass

    It hurts like hell, but thankfully it's not that often, I haven't needed to commute for quite a few years now, so it's really just a run around, couldn't and wouldn't want to use it to do 20k miles a year.
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    Biomass

    The boiler is like Triggers broom now, more new parts than original, and there is still a persistent leak...it's caput basically.