Which combi boiler between these 2 ??

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  1. 3804

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    Hi all
    i know this question pops up every winter
    Narrowed it down between the
    Worcester bosch or the Valiant
    for every one that says the valiant is better built/more reliable
    but there is always the people who rate the Worcester,
    with horror stories from both brands
    been on the online diy forums
    and generally say that the spare parts are much more expensive for the Valiant,
    so any help will be most welcome
    cheers all
    :confused: :confused:
     
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    I suppose it would help if you specified which model of these two you're interested in, otherwise, as manufacturers they're much of the same.
     
  3. IronGiant

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    Whichever you decide to go for: Make sure you have a corgi fitter lined up first, as a lot will only fit one they have supplied themselves, as I know to my cost :(

    Dave
     
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    Why, so they can make a fat mark up on the boiler price too or because they prefer the makes they're familiar with?

    Just fit it yourself....lmao. ;)

    <that was said in jest, btw, before the resident corgi guys turn up> :D
     
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    worcester bosch.... don't go valiant.... plumber put mine in 2 yrs ago and was dead against the valiant even though they were the same price... unrelaiable apparently
     
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    Go for "Worcester Bosch", we've got one and it's worked faultlessly since installation. :thumbsup:

    Once again make sure you have a Corgi registered fitter install it.
     
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    A good friend of mine is a plumber and he replaced my old back boiler with a WB unit (28kw) and its superb. He recommends them to anyone he is fitting for and tbh he was spot on, superb boiler, cant complain.
     
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    Surely not :D A fair few refused to install a boiler I had bought before I'd even told them what make it was. Draw your own conclusions. ;)

    I got so fed up I repaired the old boiler myself :)
     
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    We have a Worcester Bosch and it is an excellent combi boiler, lots of hot water and the heating is superb, covers all three floors with no problem.
     
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    Thanks for that
    TBH no idea which model, guess depends of the size of house/bathrooms/rads..etc
    rung a couple of local corgi plumbers .
    its obvious they like fit there prefered brand/model
    one fits Baxi,but would do WB for an extra cost

    Next one fits nothing but Valiant,then tells me that
    WB are tricky to repair,!!
    I guess the WB is the safer bet?

    so a 28kw boiler would be fine for a 2 bed 1 bath house
    totally clueless on the facts and figures/specs .lol
    cheers
     
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    worcester bosch and vaillant make very good boilers but you will get horror stories about any boiler.what you will get with both these makes is good performance and a boiler that will last .just make sure that you get a good installer and if the boiler is being connected to an existing system that it is flushed out properly as you dont want your new boiler blocked up with sludge after a few months
     
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    Get the WB, it's properly built and you can do the diagnostics yourself if it goes wrong (our poor old landlord had to shell out loads for the gas installer to fit the wrong parts when I already knew what the fault was and tried to tell him.....)
     
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    Thanks everybody for that
    I have gone for a WB greenstar model 30 cdi
    asked about the importance of a good flush out
    installer said if need be, will flush each rad individually
    cheers
     

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