Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement

Discuss Sams post earlier tonight in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Taking out , bbu, fire, cylinder, tanks all rads and pipework
    Install combi on outside wall
    Upgrade 14 m of gas pipework
    8 rad heating system
    Replace 20m of hot pipework

    What an Interesting thread this has turned out to be , its opened my eyes .
    So most of you are saying this is do-able in a 5 ish day week .
    One man on his own is going to do that lot above .
    carefully move furniture, remove carpets , pull up floorboards , notch joists , install rads and pipework (copper), pressure test and flush pipework ( maybe) .
    Install boiler , filter , coni pipe , new gas pipe, seal flue , commission system and boiler , explain how it works , everything replaced properly and leave nothing undone, etc etc 100% finished . Oh and answer phone god knows how many times .

    In a week ????
     
  2. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber Top Contributor!!

    I tried guessing, and I reckon 6.5 days assuming no major complications. I suppose it could be done in 5, if everything went smoothly, but I know it never does go smoothly.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    If he is ripping all the old stuff out mate the notches and stuff will already be there. He asked for a rough guide. I have actually done a 6 rad full system in 6 days in the scenario below. A bungalow with solid floors and all rad supplies and pipework are in the loft space. Obviously different factors will add on time i.e. If they are a hoarder/lots of furniture. But if this was the case I would quote a million pound to do the job anyway:p:p
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    yep

    conversion from gravity to combi a day
    "" and rads two days
    combi to combi a day

    its a race to the bottom sorry to say with anything big
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. sammathias

    sammathias GSR

    Day one - drain down strip out bbu,fire,cylinder,tanks,rads and pipework (10 hours)

    Day two - hang rads, hang boiler and flue. Prep joist if needed.(8 hours)

    Day three and four - pipework, fill up, check for leaks, chem flush, floorboards,carpets etc

    Day five - commission and hand over
    (5 hours)

    Was only curious on labour costs bud. Dont get me wrong some take longer this is just your average 8 rad semi.
     
  6. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Cheers guys , I am not interested in the money side just the labour /hours ,
    I didn't want to nick Sams thread . So decided to post a new one .
    Personally I probably wouldnt do a full system unless it was an empty house and there was realistically no time limit.
     
  7. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Your day 3 and 4 would be another day onto for me and sammathias I remove the flexi liner which is also extra time. However I sometimes think I am Superman and it sometimes does take me longer. Depends what I find whilst working and what I have to correct from other people's errors as I go.
     
  8. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber Top Contributor!!

    I never think I am Superman, but it always seems to take longer than I think, which is probably why I tend to undercharge. Though I'm getting more accurate with my quotations.
     
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    normally comes down with a pull
     
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  10. sammathias

    sammathias GSR

    Fully furnished, nice carpets, laminate flooring all a plumbers nighmare!! I also do abit of maintanance work for local authority and their combi heating systems are thrown in in a day by 4 wollys. Their plumbing etc is decent its the putting floorboards and carpets back they lack pride! By decent i mean acceptable.
     
  11. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    never tried pulling one straight down. Hate getting dirty at the best of times.:p:p:p
     
    • Creative Creative x 1
  12. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I hate doing full upgrades especially back boilers filthy things so would allow 8 -9 days for a 8 rad system take it or leave it custard i am not interested in killing myself early.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. Gasmk1

    Gasmk1 GSR

    no matter what it always takes longer than you anticipate, i find its the finishing off that takes all the time best part of a day the little finiky bits tidying up the wiring cementing up commissioning dont forget that annoying leak in the awkward corner.

    i would give about 7 days on my own to do that size of job
     
    • Agree Agree x 3