Central Heating Pumps
Central heating pumps - Most central heating pumps are located in the airing cupboard but other than this central heating pumps have been know to be put in the most unusable places such has under the floor boards which is known as a bad case of plumbing knowing that one day if the pump was to go faulty that you may find this a task to replace or cause a big upset to the customer when they find out they will have to bring there floor up.
How long does it take to replace the Central Heating Pump - Changing a central heating pump if lucky will take between 30 to 90 minutes but in most cases the valves on each side will not work due to the build up of iron at the valves stopping the valve from closing correctly resulting in having to drain down the complete system. Depending on the size and accessibility of the system the time can vary but as a general lets say you have a central heating tank in the loft, 8 radiators and a drain off point at the lowest radiator the we would say half an hour to drain down, 30 - 60 minutes to replace pump, 30 minutes to fill then 20 minutes to check central heating is working. So as an average we would say approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
How much should i pay for this - As we are national and give plumbing leads to independent companies we can't give you any prices but can only give an estimate and hope you have a genuine plumber that is not excessive on there price but can also depend on allot of other things, if the Plumber was to take on average 2 hours and 15 minutes then we would be guessing including a Grunfos 15/50 pump about: Beginner £130.00 experienced Plumber £230.00 or midnight Emergency would cost £315.00. (These prices don't include problems that the plumber may come across which may result in further work to be carried out)
Grade A Pump - Having a Grade A Central Heating Pumps is more expensive but can Benefit in other ways so Please read more by clicking on the Link.
Thank you by Martin Smith