Ouch !!!! £ 1600.00

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  1. Patrick

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    Boo Hoo, I need a new Boiler, my Alde has developed a hairline crack and can't be fixed so have to have a new one fitted. £ 1600.00 fitted.
    They stopped making the Alde 3000 5 years ago. The new one has the pipe work in different locations and the control unit is completely different.:Angry: :Doh::cry:
     
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    is the crack in the water jacket patrick ?

    whats it made of ?
     
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    OUCH!!!!!

    A top of the range boiler for the house will only cost £1100 fitted :Eeek:
     
  4. hilldweller

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    Didn't I tell you that sledge hammer was just a bit on the big side.

    So how are you going to pass the time now instead of lying under the van ?
     
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    Why dont you try one of the "Radiator Repairers" factors,, be very suprised if one of them cant fix it..
     
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    Big Ouch Pat.,
    At least you will be warm and snug now.:BigGrin:
     
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    The Jacket is three chambers, the burner, the heating then the hot water, it seems the leak is from the heating as the coolant used in the Alde is glycol, it should only need topping up once may-be twice a year and mine has to be topped once a month.

    The jacket is aluminium and is a sealed unit so cant even get it welded.
     
  9. Patrick

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    Work my Ass of to pay for the new one!
     
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    Why cant it be repaired????
    Before shelling out that sort of cash I would sertainly have a go at repairing it.
    Am amazed at some of the stuff thats on the market now...guaranteed to repair anything.
     
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    Aluminium can e welded, and soldered, you can also get a liquid metal to seal it repair first, nothing to lose. And less than £20.
     
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    right!!!!! that blows my idea out the window then.
    was going to suggest an ally or cast iron welder.
     
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    I read something about folk in Aus putting pepper in car radiators to stop them leaking, may be worth looking into. Or what about radweld?
     
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    I thought he was talking 'house boilers'!! :Eek!:

    Have to admit though I paid a bit more than £1100 though it's wireless remote controlled with the boiler unit in the loft.
     
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    Had my old boiler for 40 years this year and still goin strong :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    but can it still raise a head of steam ?
     
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    Hi Patrick,
    As said the depending on the cylinder thickness it could be welded with a TIG process this would be the best way to effect a repair, never had much faith in soldering aluminum but to can braze it with excellent results.
    The biggest problem with aluminum is that it melts around 600` depending what other alloys are present but the aluminum oxide melts at 2000` so has to be worked in an oxygen free zone.
    You also will need to know what sort of aluminum the parent material is to match a filler wire, ie. maybe 5% silicon or manganese etc etc, doubt it will be pure aluminum.

    I wish you luck with this.
     
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    I bet it gobbles fuel, you should have changed it 20 years ago and probably would have saved enough money to buy a new van
     
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    God that's a lot of wheel trims.





    Hope you get it sorted Patrick as that's some bus you have:thumb:
     

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