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SnowGlobes Sun 12-Mar-17 19:20:06

Just viewed a house that has the boiler in their dining area albeit hidden in a cupboard. Is this normal? Does this suggest it needs a re-plumb? D'you think we could move it? Where to? Ours has always been in a utility but this house doesn't have a utility. Thanks in advance!

heffalumpshavewrinkles Sun 12-Mar-17 20:09:55

What is your concern if hidden in a cupboard?

Boulshired Sun 12-Mar-17 22:16:54

I would not see a problem unless I planned to use the room constantly and the noise coming from it. I use my dinning room as a living room so would not want the noise that my boiler gives off whilst watching TV.

JoJoSM2 Sun 12-Mar-17 22:29:17

I wouldn't write off a house based on the position of the boiler. If everything else is great about it, you could get the boiler moved.

Wiifitmama Sun 12-Mar-17 22:32:39

Our boiler is about to be in our living room. It was in our kitchen but we are doing a refurb and the rooms are switching around. I can't see any reason to move the boiler. So maybe this is what happened in the house you are looking at?

PigletJohn Mon 13-Mar-17 00:03:19

A combi boiler will tend to be noiser, as it will start up at full power every time someone runs a hot tap. Conventional boilers very seldom need to run flat out, and their timers can be set to reduce noise nuisance.

BackforGood Mon 13-Mar-17 00:06:36

Does 'dining area' mean the kitchen ?
In which case that's normal, surely ?

Villagernumber9 Mon 13-Mar-17 00:22:53

You can have a boiler anywhere in your house. The only places I wouldn't have one is in a bedroom, which I have seen, or in the living room.

Kiroro Mon 13-Mar-17 10:33:33

You can have a boiler anywhere in your house. The only places I wouldn't have one is in a bedroom, which I have seen, or in the living room.

So my first house had the boiler in a bedroom! I had this moved to the kitchen for about £1k - turned out to be a difficult job as the gas supply route was complicated and they ended up just putting in a new supply from the meter.

Last house had the boiler nicely in the kitchen all boxed in in matching cupboards.

Current house has a boiler in the siting room (extension) not even boxed in or the wall made nice around it. Looks shit. I'm going to get it boxed in and will move it as part of my Grand Master Pipe Dream Plan (GMPDP)

SnowGlobes Mon 13-Mar-17 14:06:30

Thank you everyone - I guess I'll need to check if it's conventional or a noisy combo and then move it if necessary. It also looks very small for a large (4000sqft) 5 bed house. But maybe the tank is a more important consideration - I've not seen that. It's so hard to know if plumbing or electrics are out dated when viewing!

KarmaNoMore Mon 13-Mar-17 14:09:31

Moving a boiler is not cheap (moving gas/water pipes can cause a lot of disruption/building work.

If you plan to use the dinning room regularly you may find it a bit noisy, but nothing you can't get used to.

Mermaidinthesea Mon 13-Mar-17 14:11:15

It isn't a problem, it's only a problem if it's in a bedrooom. I have a great big water tank in the spare bedroom and it's a nightmare, I need it replumbed but can't afford it.

KarmaNoMore Mon 13-Mar-17 14:12:20

Combi boiler don't have tanks. They turn on when you open the hot water taps or turn the heating on and stop working when you close the tap. They are small because there is no tank to hold the hot water, the water is heated as it passes through the pipes in the direction to taps and radiators.

PuntCuffin Mon 13-Mar-17 14:15:26

Seems odd in a house that size to me. I would have thought there would be somewhere more logical for it to go. But maybe the house has been previously reconfigured and not had the boiler relocated.

SnowGlobes Tue 14-Mar-17 20:00:10

Mmm! Thank you all. I'm thinking it'll need moving and if it is a combi need changing anyway as we are a big family who have tons of visitors staying over! Maybe the whole house will need a re plumb. Not sure how I would know without doing full survey, which is quite late in the process.

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