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20-02-2015, 18:25   #151
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Some of these figures dont add up.
It say's 30000 boilers are fitted every year but manufactures sales figures don't support this.

It also doesn't mention the APHCI fighting the RGI re-assessments that have started saying it's too expensive. It's too expensive for the committee members because they are larger contractors and have numerous RGI's working for them and they would have to pay for there employee's to be re-assessed.

I for one agree with re-assessments for two reasons.

1. The regulations change from time to time and it is good to keep a breast of things.
2. There is re-assessments in most other counties that have a regulated gas industry.
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24-02-2015, 22:21   #152
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That 100,000 figure is complete fiction.
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01-09-2016, 14:41   #153
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A word of caution is make sure to get a cert off the plumber . I recently did a job and where a boiler was fitted in November 2015 by one of the biggest installing companies in the state. RGI as of last week still have no record from the company that did the installation. The company sent what appears to be a back dated cert "White" .
The company plumbers did not follow best practice. The type of system installed was classed as a "serious public health concern " because drinking water could be contained by chemicals and bacteria stated by chairman Oireachtas Committee PSOP 7 Oct 2015 and agreed by NSAI ,Dept of Environment & Dept Jobs Enterprises in a discussion about the fact there are no plumbing regulations in Ireland so we have nothing to enforce . If something had happened to either the boiler itself or the pipping system insurance companies might not have paid out . The owner of the property carries all the responsibility if anything happens because of the plumbing system. Owners can even face civil actions if pipe work contaminates the public main or if any illness occurres because of bad workmanship or faulty parts . Owners can go after the plumber but they need deep pockets to do so .

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19-09-2016, 01:48   #154
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Bord gais sent a RGI plumber out to change the meter on my mothers 1910 house. They put in the new meter at the front of the house, ran copper pipe from the meter to the side passage. drilled through the frame of the side door & continued down the side passage around the corner & in through the wall into the kitchen, all at a height of about 2 foot off the ground & all unprotected. Can anyone tell me if this meets regulations? At this height it would be very easy to damage the pipe with a wheelbarrow or even a wheelie bin.
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Help! I've just been told today after routine yearly inspection, I need new boiler.Old one corroded,will be leaking anytime soon.Any advice on whats best one? I'm informed I can get grant, looked up seia grant, and my brain is mush with all the paperwork &words. Any kind boiler interpreter out there who could help me please?
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22-09-2016, 14:36   #156
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Help! I've just been told today after routine yearly inspection, I need new boiler.Old one corroded,will be leaking anytime soon.Any advice on whats best one? I'm informed I can get grant, looked up seia grant, and my brain is mush with all the paperwork &words. Any kind boiler interpreter out there who could help me please?
Grants are only available if you upgrade your heating controls too. You should start a new thread as this one is hard to spot
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Bord gais sent a RGI plumber out to change the meter on my mothers 1910 house. They put in the new meter at the front of the house, ran copper pipe from the meter to the side passage. drilled through the frame of the side door & continued down the side passage around the corner & in through the wall into the kitchen, all at a height of about 2 foot off the ground & all unprotected. Can anyone tell me if this meets regulations? At this height it would be very easy to damage the pipe with a wheelbarrow or even a wheelie bin.
im not RGI or a qualified plumber but like you i have common sense at the very least i would imagine that requires trunking for safety. I would demand it immediately and make sure your watching when they are doing it or they will try to slip on the trunking without drilling it to the wall because the pipe is now in the way.
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23-10-2019, 02:26   #158
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RGI installed.
PRV blanked.
'nuf said.

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'nuf said.

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Have you a picture showing more of the pipework for context.
If thats a hot press (up stairs?)' and no safety discharge pipe-work having been disconnected, then my initial thought is that its a very poor setup to facilitate having a pressure gauge at that point.

Is there a pressure relief valve at the gas boiler?
Most gas boilers with the exception of some Heat Only models will have a built in safety valve, normally piped out through the wall. If that is in place and not blanked off, then there is no risk.
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Have you a picture showing more of the pipework for context.
If thats a hot press (up stairs?)' and no safety discharge pipe-work having been disconnected, then my initial thought is that its a very poor setup to facilitate having a pressure gauge at that point.

Is there a pressure relief valve at the gas boiler?
Most gas boilers with the exception of some Heat Only models will have a built in safety valve, normally piped out through the wall. If that is in place and not blanked off, then there is no risk.
Sorry for late reply KF. Bungalow. Oil boiler (Grant) fitted on outer adjacent wall. Unless there is some sort if integrated HP relief setup but I couldn't see anything obvious. I'm going to uncap the outlet of the PRV, connect and run a pipe through wall to outside property as a safeguard.
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Sorry for late reply KF. Bungalow. Oil boiler (Grant) fitted on outer adjacent wall. Unless there is some sort if integrated HP relief setup but I couldn't see anything obvious. I'm going to uncap the outlet of the PRV, connect and run a pipe through wall to outside property as a safeguard.
Why did you have a rgi working on an oil boiler?
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Why did you have a rgi working on an oil boiler?
Not my place. I was just installing a kitchen & tiling it and bathroom when I questioned the setup I pictured earlier. The guy was recommended by a colleague who did gas work at their property (RGI - certed and all accompanying paperwork supplied and work was good). She called him following the referral and he was happy to carry out the work at her place.
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