Best gas water heater ?

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Best gas water heater ?

Postby Jool » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:45 pm

Can anyone recommend a good quality mid-level budget type gas hot water heater please? It is to go outside but will only be used for domestic hot water. Make and model? Supplier? Is it worth getting one from Leroy Merlin or do they only have discontinued or older models?

Thank you in advance

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Re: Best gas water heater ?

Postby Enrique » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:45 pm

Hi Jool,
I have a Saunier Duval Opalia............the best :?: first one I've had, does what is says , heats water, uses batteries to ignite the gas ( changed once in 4years)

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Re: Best gas water heater ?

Postby Jool » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:05 pm

Thank you - any idea of best place to buy them? They are not the cheapest I know....... :P

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Re: Best gas water heater ?

Postby hillybilly » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:23 pm

I've always used Vaillants and never had a prob. My local plumbers merchants usually has the best deals...

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Re: Best gas water heater ?

Postby oliveview01 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:05 pm

We have a Junkers water heater, automatic ignition, no batteries or pilot light. Only problem we had was a spider died on a bit inside! Cleaned spider off, then ok :thumbup:
Bought at local plumbing place. Had the boiler for 5 years now. Our friend has same one, he is pleased with his too.

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Re: Best gas water heater ?

Postby Nollie » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:22 pm

Junkers - had a very basic model for 8 years, it was quick and efficient. It needed a repair a month or so ago so decided to replace it, thinking it must be on it's last legs - mistake! The new Necker one does not get as hot as quickly, if at all, and consumes twice the amount of butano.

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Re: Best gas water heater ?

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:05 am

i replaced ours with an "aquatronic" one - no batteries or pilot light. it uses less gas, so in all its saved us a bit of cash :)
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Re: Best gas water heater ?

Postby oliveview01 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:02 pm

When we moved to this house there was a boiler with a pilot light, it was surprising how much longer the gas lasted once we got a new boiler. Our neighbour took the old boiler, he soon changed it to a new one too.


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