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Old 17-06-2015, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Ace electric boilers?

Anybody on here have any feedback on these? I see they ship to Ireland now but know they are sourced from China so wondering if anyone has any horror stories.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-BEER-M...3D271859876863


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Old 17-06-2015, 05:58 PM   #2
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To best honest, there's a lot of quality stuff coming out of China. No, that's not a joke. Most things are now made in China. Big global companies have their crap made there and they've insisted on stringent QC. Feck, iPads and most other things are made there. you'd be paying a lot more for that 30L kettle if your LHB shop starting stocking them. At worst, you might have to replace one or two bits. sounds like a bargain. How much was shipping to Ireland?


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Old 17-06-2015, 06:16 PM   #3
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That's a nice looking bit of kit. I like the way it comes with a decent tap and filter and a concealed element. At twenty quid more than an unmodified Burco Cygnet, and with a double wall and insulation, that isn't a bad price delivered in UK.

I might phone them up and talk to the seller about it. Any user reports would be interesting to read.
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Old 17-06-2015, 06:58 PM   #4
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I haven't ordered one yet, was hoping someone here has.

The price quoted does incl shipping. Yeah I was trying to source direct from china but shipping is $160 so pointless.

Ideally I'd prefer to be using a 50L stock pot with holes drilled and false bottom but this might be a cheaper alternative

I was also offered full brewery's such as below, would as you say the pro's be sourcing their fermentors and such from alibaba or another Chinese wholesaler?

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detai...96660.html?s=p
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I need to get a full range of brewing equipment so that I can get back into it. I'm considering a plastic Electrim mashing/ boiling vessel but this looks very tempting. Very tempting indeed.
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No idea on the quality (not easy to tell from a photo), but they do a cheaper version without the timer http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-ACE-Ma...-/271687277467

They seem to have a few different listings for these, probably checking what the best price point to sell is.
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No idea on the quality (not easy to tell from a photo), but they do a cheaper version without the timer http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-ACE-Ma...-/271687277467

They seem to have a few different listings for these, probably checking what the best price point to sell is.
That one has a delivery charge on it of six or seven quid, so the price difference between the two is only a tenner.

I just bit the bullet and bought the £100 one. I'll try it out in about a week and give a report.

It seems to have several advantages over boilers that are maybe twenty quid cheaper, but have plastic taps, no filter and no insulation. On the negative side, spares might need to be improvised in the future whereas Burko are likely to still be supplying their bits. Who knows?
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I've ummed and aahed about getting one of these for a while, so look forward to your report.
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I've ummed and aahed about getting one of these for a while, so look forward to your report.
Had a tracking email already. Only ordered it last night. I expect it tomorrow from Parcel Force Express 24hr.

It is currently at Parcel Force's Rotherham depot.
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To best honest, there's a lot of quality stuff coming out of China. No, that's not a joke. Most things are now made in China. Big global companies have their crap made there and they've insisted on stringent QC. Feck, iPads and most other things are made there. you'd be paying a lot more for that 30L kettle if your LHB shop starting stocking them. At worst, you might have to replace one or two bits. sounds like a bargain. How much was shipping to Ireland?
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I have solar thermal panels on my roof to boost the ecocent air source hot water tank, they are from China, good build quality and work a treat. This boiler could be the answer for me too if the calor gas burner proves too dear to run in my new man shed (have I mentioned my new mega shed....?) ha ha


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