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  1. So the Sunamp gremlins continue I see. Although a good thing that Sunamp are willing to send out replacements units, its obviously a massive PIA to unplumb and then re-do the buggers. I had to send back two 14kWh units the other year (luckily not fitted at the time) and others like @Jeremy Harris have had to pop a few hernias dragging them up the stairs. It's disturbing that there are continued issues and whilst they may be fixable, the units do need to be placed in easy to access positions and worst case easy to remove. At least mine aren't going in the loft!! My new units will now arrive in the next few weeks so from the people on here who have had to take off panels and reset/remove things from the units, which sides of the unit have the potential for requiring access? Presume it depends whether the unit contains an immersion or not. From the manual, the first pic on left, below is the over-temperature reset button location and at the end of the unit - I presume this is is the 'front' (if the heater cable (on the opposite end) is pushed against a wall)? Do either of the side panels have potential to be removed? In my case, I have limited space for the units (manifold is fixed into position already) and no way can I stack them! So hopefully this arrangement will give me necessary access (to the reset button). If the uppermost one needs to be moved then that will mean shifting the other one first unfortunately. I have one heavy duty wheeled 'skateboard' to move each unit but was even thinking of knocking up another one so that they are easier to move in/out if required to in future (lockable wheels). Plan view: @Jeremy Harris - which panel do you leave off to check status charge?
  2. I have a feeling I'm being taken for a ride. The chap we've used for around 15 years or so to service our boiler retired a year or so ago, and now the house is up for sale I've been advised that I need to provide evidence of an up-to-date service, which is fair enough. I've witnessed every service on this boiler, and on average it's taken under an hour, and has essentially been a visual inspection inside the boiler, a flue gas check, gas pressure check and a quick test to make sure the controls are working. If asked the chap would also have checked and cleaned the Magnaclean and topped up the inhibitor, but I usually do that every year anyway, so that's never been included. I can't remember what we used to pay, but I'm pretty sure it was well under £100. I asked around last week to try and find someone to come out and do a service and check, and those that have come back so far are looking for well North of £200. I reckon this is OTT, but maybe I've just been getting a good deal from the chap I've been using for years. The boiler in question is a wall mounted and easy to access Vaillant EcoTec Plus 831, with just a single wired programmable thermostat. Everything is easy to access, and nothing needs to be moved to get at either the boiler or the Magnaclean, which is mounted on the wall next to it. Am I just out of touch with boiler servicing costs?
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