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28 SPECIAL REPORT “Choosing the Baxi 400 was a no brainer” The new Baxi 400 Combi is a high efficiency boiler, which is simple to use and provides plenty of heating and hot water, whenever you need it. But was it simple to install? HPM follows a step-by-step installation and asks the installer and end user for their thoughts The new Baxi 400 Combi boiler is compact and small enough to fit in a kitchen cupboard, perfect for this particular homeowner who is planning to turn their garage into a playroom and to box the boiler off. The only issue was that the boiler needed to be moved from a side to a back wall and there was a pillar in the way. However, Baxi offers a full range of flue kits to help make installers' lives easier by providing extra siting flexibility, which enabled the flue to be turned round to the required angle. Once this was established the boiler could be fitted in six steps: Step one: Isolate and shutdown the old Vaillant ecoTec plus 837 boiler, before removing it from the wall. Step two: Prepare to resite the Baxi 400 using a hanging bracket, not a jig. Step three: The boiler is hung on the wall – a one man lift. Step four: The boiler is piped up. Step five: A Fernox Omega TF1 Filter is installed, which followed the fitting of a Sentinel SESI electrolytic scale inhibitor. Step six: The boiler is commissioned and ready to use. The install was carried out by Maurice Tracey and Jamal Isimail, of Mato Services Plumbing and Heating. Maurice said: “The boiler weighs 26kg which is ideal when selfemployed as I am. Overall this was a great job, the 400 was easy to install, easy to commission and offers great value for money. It has simple controls, offers high efficiencies, is really quiet and will save this end user lots of money every year.” Maurice also recommended the TF1 Omega filter because it was specifically designed for domestic heating systems. He said: “It features quality material and components designed to collect all types of installation, corrosion and scale debris. The fact that it is designed to last the lifespan of the boiler and has a 25-year body parts warranty is why I wanted to use it with the Baxi 400.” The homeowner was delighted: “For me, choosing the Baxi 400 for my boiler was a no brainer,” she said. “Baxi has been around for 150 years and you can’t survive that long if you aren’t making quality products. The warranty terms and conditions are also very easy to understand, which is vital when you don’t know a thing about boilers.” www.hpmmag.com December 2016 enquiry number 154 Step one Step two Step three Step four Step five Step six


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