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  1. Gazzt

    Gazzt Active Member

    Do you like the new smart circulating pumps or prefer the standard circulating pumps, plumging suppliers in northern Ireland report they have alot of returns of faulty smart pumps.
     
  2. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Hard to like the A rated pumps that cost a lot more than ordinary pumps, but save a few pence in electricity and then need replaced in only 2 or 3 years.
    I now think of the older pumps as quality
     
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  3. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Dab Evosta is a nice pump for the money 7m head and the option to switch from a positive head or to modulate down on load , as for grunfosses latest offering a pump which you can control and monitor via a app on your phone the jury is still out on these cheers kop
     
  4. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    When brexit finally happens we can go back to the old ones lol
     
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  5. Gazzt

    Gazzt Active Member

    Dab pump is a decent pump.
     
  6. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    image.jpeg Dab Evo pumps also give trouble. Electronics and heat don't mix well I suspect, although it might just be faulty electronic parts.
    The pump in the photo is 1962 and has been working virtually everyday from then. I was in same house that still has the original owners this week and the heating was still working.
    It doesn't even have any isolating valves, but I guess with that reliability it doesn't need them. It is not A rated though, - probably more like Z rated. :)
     
  7. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I'm sure somewhere in the lockup we have a brand new one (smc)

    And these days pumps are designed to fail, if they didn't manufacturers wouldn't have much of a call for new pumps
     
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  8. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    What I find incredible is not only has that pump been working for over 54 years, but also the system is filthy.
    I wouldn't mind if modern pumps are designed only to last 10 - 15 years max, but they are not up to the job if they cost more but last only 2 or 3 years. The cost to the customer is unfair.
     
  9. cr0ft

    cr0ft Trusted Plumber GSR

    I'm sure We were chatting about old boilers being the same recently too! Consumers are being ripped off and big companies are allowed to get away with it :/
     
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  10. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Been asked to rip out a very old system, so went around to quote and found this in the loft next to the cylinder. Excuse the state of the picture. iPhones are rubbish at taking pictures in the dark so had to turn the flash off and use a torch:mad::p:p

    image.jpeg
     
  11. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    One for hot water one for heating before the days of port valves and after gravity hot water :)
     
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  12. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sorry didn't know if you knew what they were cant see the branding , don't suppose you took any note of them ?
     
  13. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I believe they we're a British Gas favourite at one point. Tried to find out how old it is but current landlord has only had the property for 4 years. It looks at least as old as me:D:p:p
     
  14. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No offence taken. I knew how they worked but that is the first One I have seen if I am honest. It is an SMC which is what made me post the picture.:);)
     
  15. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Thought it was but wasn't 100% but the smc blue gave it away
     
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