de coke advice on back boiler

Old 10-25-05, 11:29 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
de coke advice on back boiler

hi, could someone please give me some advice . i have had a heating expert lokk at my central heating and he checked it over and said evrything was fine except the flames were burning down and a burning smell caused by being coked up . i must admit i could smell burning and i also could see the flames not has good has they should be , i will now get to my question , he told me it wanted cleaning and a de coke and gave me a quote of 180.00 plus vat is this a reasonable price for the job . he said it would take a couple of hours . any help would be apreciated . thanks in advance . dennis
Old 10-25-05, 04:22 PM
Grady's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Delaware, The First State
Posts: 12,682
Received 41 Upvotes on 39 Posts

Sorry, you are out of my league on this one.
Old 10-25-05, 06:48 PM
GregH's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 9,500
Received 68 Upvotes on 62 Posts

I'm afraid that most of the people who participate in this forum are on the other side of the ocean.
No one here would likely be able to offer an opinion on any pricing.

As far as a furnace "coking up" you are likely rerferring to what we call carboning up.
I would suggest that a job that is only a couple of hours would be best awarded based on trust.
You could get other estimates but if you have to pay a service call for someone else to look at it you might as well just have him do it.
Old 10-31-05, 03:27 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Hi mate,

That quote is way too expensive. The boiler needs a service, but with a little extra elbow grease.

Its not a nice job when they are in this state thats probably why you got that quote.

Average price for a service on a back boiler is around 70-80, and i suppose in that condition up to 100 would not seem silly, 180 however is silly.

From experience when back boilers are sooted, there are usually huge yellow floppy flames, indicating poor combustion as the air ports are blocked with soot. Especially on the Baxi Bermuda model. If this is the case I advise you to turn the thing off and dont use it till this work is done. You could be in danger of co poisoning.


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: