The plumber were here from 8:20am onwards yesterday. He left us with a brand new boiler dutifully supplying us with on-demand hot water. Nice. Never thought I'd get excited about such things!
As you can probably see, it's in the cellar, out of the way. The only thing separating it from the room above is the floorboarding. Luckily for us it runs quite quietly.
When he recommended this model to us I had little idea of what 15 litres per minute was. It's a lot. Unlike other "combis" (ours is a condensing) I've used in the past, this one can fill a bath really quickly. I'm impressed.
One downside to moving the boiler was the need to expel the fumes on this side of the house. As you can see below we've a new eye-sore. The flue he used is as tall as this so as to "meet the regs".
Oh well. No worse than the waste-pipe all houses have from bathrooms I suppose. Maybe we can grow some ivy up it.
As he plumbed all this in I went to work on the removing old system. Not sure what he thought my motives for helping out were but I've saved him a day's work. Had some fun in the process too. You can see most of the old system in the shot above. What a waste hey?