The first web site will come up, just add www to the front of the url. Had trouble getting it to display properly in this response.
ukboilerquotes.com/boiler-scrappage-scheme-england/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/news ... fears.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.http://www.buildersmerchantsnews.co.uk/ ... light.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/bargains-a ... age_id=510
Sounds like the problem is as much an installation issue as it is a lack of
understanding of cold weather maintenance, although the notion of forcing
everyone to get one of these boilers is absolutely ridiculous.
#24 December 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm
A big part of the problem is British plumbing practice. You can see it in the picture. The drain line runs on the outside of the house. That’s why it freezes. When I lived in the UK, frozen drains were commonplace during cold winters. Many people ran hot water all night to keep the drains from freezing.
There’s nothing wrong with stealing all the heat from your fire and using it to warm you. I paid good money for that heat. But, like everything else, you need to do the technology bits right.
I live in Chicagoland. It gets colder than the UK. Our drains don’t freeze, because they’re inside or buried.
#38 December 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm
marc in calgary commented:
Mannie #24 gets it.
The problem is the British plumbing code, we’ve got these same type of boilers here, and our plumbing code mandates they are drained into a floor drain inside the house, where it doesn’t freeze. It gets considerably colder here or in Chicago than in Britain and although this is purely a guess, I bet those folks in Finland and related areas don’t make the same stupid, (yes, Stupid) mistake.
Having the plumbing code in Britain changed will likely only take a “Royal Commission” as they call them… and something equivalent to an ObamaCare sized upgrade to their plumbing code.
Good luck with that.
Here’s a photo of one of those boilers, the white tube on the bottom of the boiler feeds to a neutralizer solution (because the condensate is quite acidic and loves to “eat” copper pipe) before draining into the floor drain.
I’d bet this unit would function normally down to at least – 40 without any problems.
I’m a plumber, although this isn’t my work in the photo.http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv12 ... 112624.jpg
The next nightmarehttp://www.thisismoney.co.uk/news/artic ... _page_id=2