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goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Retro fitting back boilers
« on: August 17, 2011, 02:57:24 pm »
I've recently discovered that you can retro-fit a wee back boiler to a Morso Squirrel and it would give enough for a couple of people having a shower in the morning.  We have 2 squirrels - one in the dining room and one in the living room - does anyone know:  a) how easy are they to fit retrospectively and b) can you have 2 running, one for showers, one for kitchen usage for example and c) are they any good at all or would I be wasting 240 (thereby) for each one? 
Thanks for reading.
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

Aardvarker

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: Retro fitting back boilers
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 12:54:31 am »
Have seen these for ~50 on eBay but needs a magnetic drill to cut holes in cast iron fires - also not easy for used stoves it is claimed.
 :farmer:'s boy

goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Retro fitting back boilers
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 06:09:00 pm »
thanks for that, we didn't go for it in the end as the connection/boiler set up etc would cost quite a bit plus a different cylinder to cope with the excessive heated water that these things give - it was only going to save us around 300 a year in hot water so wasn't worth it really,  many thanks for reply
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

 

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