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Old 13-10-2011, 04:49 PM
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We have a one year old Willerby Granada. The drain down bill has come in at 120. Which I think is huge.

What I would like to know is if you turn off the water at the stop cock and drain water from below the pressure relief valve can you still leave your boiler on frost stat? By the way I do have antifreeze in the raidators.

Does anyone else leave their boiler on over the winter? Whats the best thing to do?
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Old 13-10-2011, 05:28 PM
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Hi, We have central heating but switch it off during the winter as it can use all your gas pretty quickly especially if temps drop as low as earlier this year, if your heating circuit has the correct amount of antifreeze and the hot and cold water has been drained and blown through with compressed air properly there is really no need to leave it on, 120 sounds expensive to me, our site charges 35
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Old 13-10-2011, 05:46 PM
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120 FOR A DRAINDOWN ours is only 28 and that includes reconnection at start of next season. someone somewhere is making a killing out of this draindown lark.
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Old 13-10-2011, 05:55 PM
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I know it goes upto 180 if not paid for b4 a certain date. What a rip off.
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Old 13-10-2011, 08:30 PM
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Hi, We have central heating but switch it off during the winter as it can use all your gas pretty quickly especially if temps drop as low as earlier this year, if your heating circuit has the correct amount of antifreeze and the hot and cold water has been drained and blown through with compressed air properly there is really no need to leave it on, 120 sounds expensive to me, our site charges 35
Same here, ours charges 35 and that includes reconnection and insurance that covers any leaks on reconnection
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Mind you our drain down is 100 and it might have gone up this year dont know yet.
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Old 14-10-2011, 10:47 AM
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Drain-down on our site is 55 for vans with combi-boilers and central heating (our boiler and heating system must NOT be drained off over winter - there's stickers in the boiler cupboard and on the chassis next to the drain-valve saying this, and a big, bold warning in the owners' handbook). The fee includes the reconnection next season. We will only be 'closing down' for 4 weeks or so, but we'll still be having the drain-down. 120 sounds a huge amount - how do they reach that figure??
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I echo the advice from Paul W. We left our boiler on the frost setting and in a cold week used 120 worth of gas and went straight back and turned it all off! No problems since and we keep an eye on the anti freeze in the rads, ther is a post on this somewhere which is very helpful.
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Old 14-10-2011, 12:19 PM
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Have just had our drain down charges... 52 for standard van without central heating, 76 for one with and 18 for dishwashrs and washing machines. Seems pretyy fair.
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Hi all, Angela done a fantastic job on Winter drain down. Can we keep this thread only open to the charges that are coming about for Drain downs. Any drain down info should be kept on topic in Angelas thread. If this one starts to wonder off course it will be closed as we want to keep in all in one place to make it easy to find.
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