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I have hot water being forced back up the feed pipe from the
I have hot water being forced back up the feed pipe from the central heating expansion tank in the loft. The water is not entering through the tank from the ball valve as I have isolated this line. If… read more
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I'm having a problem with my heated header tank, we noticed
I'm having a problem with my heated header tank, we noticed the overflow pipe was dripping and had algae on so it must have been going period of time. I went up and found it was the heated header tank… read more
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Hi I have a baxi solo RS boiler we are trying to replace but
Hi I have a baxi solo RS boiler we are trying to replace but the plumber that came to look was confused by it as we have no hot water cylinder only the tank in the loft for cold water is this normal a… read more
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Trying to figure out a CH problem: do you have time and patience for me to explain what�
Trying to figure out a CH problem: do you have time and patience for me to explain what's happening? Classic old-ish open-vented system with HW cylinder in the airing cupboard and Flamingo gas boiler … read more
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Hi, Ive got a worcester greenstar ri. I turned the heating
Hi, I've got a worcester greenstar ri. I turned the heating on earlier tonight for the first time - it came on for about 20 mins then went off. On checking the boiler the blue light is on constantly b… read more
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Hi I hope you can help...I have a vaillant 428 but cannot find
Hi I hope you can help...I have a vaillant 428 but cannot find the pressure guage...I am having problems with cold water feed for boiler returning back to the F&E tank... does the 428 have the guage i… read more
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Hi, in a large bungalow is an open vented system has HW on
Hi, in a large bungalow is an open vented system has HW on constant and CH on timer twice a day for 2 hrs at a time and client has seen warm water coming out of expansion drain outlet, is this normal.… read more
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I noticed that the water tank in the loft started to
Hi, I noticed that the water tank in the loft started to overflow and water pouring from the overflow pipe. So I went and replaced the ball valve and turned on the main water. No problem - then it sta… read more
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I have an Ideal Classic FF370 boiler installed about 8yrs
I have an Ideal Classic FF370 boiler installed about 8yrs ago by British Gas. The last 6 weeks have been problematical - variously: Pump running continuously (but otherwise seems fine), gas igniting w… read more
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I had a new boiler (Worcester Bosch ) and radiators fitted
I had a new boiler (Worcester Bosch ) and radiators fitted in 2010. Now the central heating will come on but the hot water has stopped. I have checked the boiler is topped up and bled all the radiates… read more
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I have a mutli-fuel stove which runs the central heating.
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Rick, I currently have two side by side HW cylinders in my
Rick, I currently have two side by side HW cylinders in my airing cupboard - only one of which has a thermostat in it. My engineer has suggested that we replace these with one taller cylinder which wi… read more
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There is a burst on the vent pipe about two/three feet above
There is a burst on the vent pipe about two/three feet above the immersion tank.It normally vents to atmosphere at a height above this.Very little water is coming out of the hot taps.The radiators are… read more
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I have a standard system which is now about 15 years old, with
I have a standard system which is now about 15 years old, with a Potterton NetaHeat boiler. Over the cold weather is practically failed completely, but after a week has got a little better. The boiler… read more
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my feed and expansion tank is overflowing. It is not a leaking
my feed and expansion tank is overflowing. It is not a leaking ball cock valve and i have eliminated a leaking hot water cylinder coil pipe. The excess water causing this overflow is coming from the v… read more
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we have a yoeman multifuel stove with a back boiler, this morning
we have a yoeman multifuel stove with a back boiler, this morning found water in bottom of fire, has boiler gone?, if so what do we do, we also have an immersion fitted into the tank.… read more
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I have a cold water storage cystern in a hotel I WORK IN. I
I have a cold water storage cystern in a hotel I WORK IN. I am not sure of the capacity but I have just out a new ball float valve on and that is working fine. However there is permanantly water being… read more
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Hi, I have a Fortic F3 double feed water cylinder tank which
Hi, I have a Fortic F3 double feed water cylinder tank which is part of a back boiler system. Recently the water in the tank has been overflowing out of the top of the tank and saturating the floor. T… read more
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