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Joined 04-09-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 17 January, 2006 - 04:34 pm:   

I'm having a problem with my boiler. The hot water isn't as hot as it used to be. Can anybody recommend a good/cheap plumber in the area? The manufacturers want to charge a small fortune.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions, Tim.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 17 January, 2006 - 04:54 pm:   

the words cheap and plumber do not generally get used in the same sentence I am afraid.

If a newly installed machine double check the term of the warranty as I was recently surprised to have a 3 yr one on my machine not the standard 2, saving a small fortune after the water board turned off the water and caused dirty to enter the system.
Joined 04-09-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 18 January, 2006 - 09:11 am:   

Hmmm. I think you may be right there Domc. Unfortunately the boiler is (just) out of warranty. Typical, eh?
I have had an email from a helpful soul so I'll give them a try.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 18 January, 2006 - 08:35 pm:   

I would recommend British Gas 3 star service. I always complain about them but the annual charge of around 130 probably wouldn't even pay for a private call out these days so I can't think of anything better. We have their homecare package including plumbing and drains and electrical cover, as its hard to get anyone to come out in London.
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 18 January, 2006 - 10:08 pm:   

We paid British Gas the insurance premium for several years. One day the engineer came to perform the regular maintenance under the contract, said our installation was dangerous, refused to do any work on it, turned it off and said we must not use it.
Ever since then I have used a local plumber who has done a wonderful job (in between rounds of golf).
I have found with other insurance policies that by the time your appliance breaks down they say it is obsolete and refuse to repair it because they cannot get the parts.
Joined 04-09-2005
Posted on Monday, 23 January, 2006 - 10:29 am:   

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions.
Hope to be having a hot bath soon.

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