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Discuss Is there such a think as a water pipe non return valve? in the Bathrooms, Showers and Wetrooms area at PlumbersForums.net

EvilDrPorkChop

Gas Engineer
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You will have to be aware every time you run a hot tap the pump will run. It can be quite annoying.

Personally i'd chuck the 750 towards an Unvented cylinder. The better all round solution if it's possible.

But the £750 doesn't sound unreasonable. There's probably £200/300 in the pump at least.
 
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Thanks for the reply. I just had a new boiler installed 18 months ago so replacing it seems a bit of a waste. You are right about the pump - £250 - £380 is the range he is also going to replace two plugholes for clickers and tidy up some pipe work so I guess if you add that to you thinking the price isnt unreasonable then it makes it more than ok. I am getting a second quote tomorrow so I'll see how that pans out but the first guy has a very good rep. Thanks again.
 

EvilDrPorkChop

Gas Engineer
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Thanks for the reply. I just had a new boiler installed 18 months ago so replacing it seems a bit of a waste. You are right about the pump - £250 - £380 is the range he is also going to replace two plugholes for clickers and tidy up some pipe work so I guess if you add that to you thinking the price isnt unreasonable then it makes it more than ok. I am getting a second quote tomorrow so I'll see how that pans out but the first guy has a very good rep. Thanks again.
You wouldn't need to replace your boiler. You can just replace the hot water cylinder and the boiler would stay existing.
 

Ric2013

Plumber
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Seems not unreasonable price, if you want to take that route. Last shower pump I fitted was in an airing cupboard to an existing shower (shower was already plumbed back to the cylinder - badly). So fit pump, modify cylinder connexions, new cold from the cistern in loft, and patch up existing pipework ended up taking 2 very long days and an hour. Had I not already provided a fixed-price quotation for the job, I'd have been charging for three days' labour and, of course, the pump and fittings (especially if the installer is providing Y strainers to protect the pump) will not be cheap.
 
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Thanks for that. What you say is very helpful. I think I am going to go with the original plumber and the pump. Thanks again for your help.
 

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