Our 1960 warm air heating system has been condemned

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sandybrowneyes2002
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by sandybrowneyes2002 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:24 am
Hi all.
I'm 3 1/2 year in to iva. Our 1960 warm air heating system has been condemned. My self and family are rather cold currently!! (We have little plug in running to keep some of the chill off)

I am at my wits end, I've spoken to everyone I can think of, CAB, step change, Christian agiesnt poverty there doesn't seem to be any grants / loans or advice.

IVA has offered a 6 month break however the cheapest warm air system is 3,250. My iva break couldn't come close to half of this.
We don't have friends or family who could help out financially.

Anyone on here been in this situation or has any advice please?
I'd be thankful for any advice :)
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by Foggy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:31 am
As I recall, there are a couple of posters, in the not too distant past, who have managed to get a combi-boiler system installed on one of the aided schemes, hopefully they will see this and post. To be honest, if you are looking at reinstating the warm air system, I doubt you will get assistance as the combi-boiler schemes are, in part, driven by the ecological arguement.

Sorry I cannot be of further assistance.
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by kallis3 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:19 am
I have to concur - you may find it difficult.
sandybrowneyes2002
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by sandybrowneyes2002 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Hi foggy,

Thank you so much for reply, honestly don't mind what kind if system I have!
They did give me a quote for a wet system but it was plus 8 thousand. So I hadn't entertained the iPad,

I'll look through the old posts.

Thank you
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by sandybrowneyes2002 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Okay.
I've had a look through the posts none of them are relevant as they are boilers, so they were looking s like for like.
we don't have a boiler or wet system in place.

It's such a horrible situation to be in
barassic
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by barassic » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:25 pm
Hi , I would give your energy supplier a call to see if they have any schemes going under the energy company obligation
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by barassic » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Sorry , I forgot to ask , why has it been condemned. Could it not be repaired by a gas safe engineer ?
sandybrowneyes2002
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by sandybrowneyes2002 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Hi.
Could try that, thank you,
It was condemned because:
The ventilation is not safe under new regulations.
The unit it self was corroded and back plate not attached,
The flume is broken in several places and deteriorated. He said we were extremely lucky nothing awful had happened.
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by barassic » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Has he actually disconnected the unit and issued paperwork ?
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by sandybrowneyes2002 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:01 pm
barassic wrote:
Has he actually disconnected the unit and issued paperwork ?


Hi,
Yes, he has disconnected the unit and I do have the paper work. I have no issue with the company who disconnected the unit. They are gas safe registered.
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by barassic » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:10 pm
Maybe clutching at straws here but do you think there would be any point in gaining some free quotes to see if it can be put right or is it too old to be fixed ?
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by luluj » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:54 am
What about buying some economy 7 wall heaters that have timers ..average running cost 1p a minute ?

There are some offers on them at tge minute.
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by Lisa Thomas » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:29 am
You could also consider asking your IP for a payment break to save up the funds to pay for a replacement.

By then it might be warmer though!
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by Foggy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:51 am
If you are looking at an interim "fix" using panel heaters, Economy 7 storage heaters would need too much wiring to install from scratch, but there are a few firms doing efficient panel heaters which use domestic 13 amp sockets.
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by kallis3 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:53 am
I think a payment break wouldn't cover the costs!
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