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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by nozspark, 10 Apr 2008.

  1. nozspark

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    Got to repair a storage heater for someone (replace 2 elements and a thermal link) and they want me to service the others.

    Apart from a quick vac, checking the elements, link & operation of the dampers what else is involved?? :confused:
     
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    regret for taking on the job
     
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    No regret at this present time, got to change the CU for the heaters aswell as it has suffered some overheating!!!

    Tomorrow might be a different matter though....
     
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    good luck (with the heaters)
     
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    I also only priced for the repair to the heater and the replacement of the CU..... servicing th others is "extra"!!:cool:
     
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    possibly a bit late now, but are you aware that some older storage heaters will be lined with asbestos?
     
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    Thermal cutouts can often trip - quick and easy to reset. Thermostats up to around £50. Anything that can go brittle with heat will have done so long ago - as soon as you touch it it's likely to fall apart. Any problems with spares try www.storageheater.co.uk - great service.

    Most rads prior to 1985 will have some asbestos in them - your local Env Health Dept may be able to help with which models and subsequent disposal. My local licensed asbestos removal company charges £500plus to remove an old asbestos storage heater.
     
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    Every local authority provided recycling centre now has to provide an asbestos disposal facility - for free (to local householders) - in england at least - so get the householder (or you in a car rather than a van) to take said asbestos down the tip - just don't cut, drill or drop the stuff...
     
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    How do you remove the bricks without disturbing the asbestos? ;)
     
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    :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

    I must have forgotten how expensive bricks were.... (~ 20p each?)
     
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    Have you ever tried to move a storage heater while it is still full of cast iron bricks?
     
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    They are quite heavy, but I have moved a couple, yes.
     
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    All done now!

    Heaters were Creda and < 15 years old.

    Tested all elements out, ensured stats & dampers operating & gave them a good clean, managed to do that without unloading the bricks (front & top covers off) - only found one other thermal link replaced with a piece of wire, will replace that next week!!

    Thanks for your help, will check out that site for parts!
     

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