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Rayburn/boiler/how does this work? CONFUSED

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farmbelle Mon 20-Mar-17 22:16:55

Looking for advice!

We need to take our back boiler out of our house and put a new combi in. I would love to put a Rayburn in the kitchen but can't wrap my head around how to make this work with the central heating/water. I would want to be able to turn the rayburn off in the summer and still have a functioning heating/water system -which is what we had growing up.

Has anyone got any experience of gas fired rayburn/aga working with a boiler? Or immersion heater? Can anyone please explain this set up to me slowly and simply as I have no idea about plumbing! Would the running costs be ridiculous? thanks for any help! x

CountMagnus Mon 20-Mar-17 22:46:30

My parents had an oil fired Rayburn that ran radiators for the downstairs and heated hot water when it was on in the winter (hot water was very hot, but there was a limited number of radiators that would run on the system). In the summer, Rayburn was off and hot water was generated by the immersion heater. This was a good 15 to 20 years ago so it may be that you can run more radiators off a Rayburn now?

scaryteacher Mon 20-Mar-17 23:03:34

Modern Rayburns and Stanleys let you have the heating off in summer and just do the hot water. I have an 80,000 BTU Stanley that runs several radiators and heats my massive hot water tank. You won't need a separate combi boiler if you get a Rayburn that does the CH and hot water, just keep your tanks in the loft and your existing immersion.

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