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Potterton Performa 28 pressure problem


 
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vygec

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:52 am Reply with quote

problem with our boiler, hope someone can help.
the hot water takes a very long time before it comes on, ive noticed the pressure gauge is always sitting at 0.
we have had the boiler for 7 years, and was serviced last summer.

i was under the impression that one could re-pressurise the boiler by turning a knob from underneath the boiler, there are two underneath, turning these has no effect.

So is this a job for a professional, or anything else i can try?
the service is due for this year, im thinking i may mention it to the service engineer at the same time, but will it be an expensive job?
Thanks.
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kevplumb

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:54 am Reply with quote

turn them both on together
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:59 am Reply with quote

If you cannot repressurise it then you could see if you have the skills to replace the filling loop yourself. Its quite a simple job but has the potential to cause a flood if you get it wrong.

Otherwise most engineers would treat it as a repair rather than a routine service.

We charge just 55 for a service but 84 for a repair in our local area. We only do a service when we can fit it in and usually about a week after the call whereas a repair is normally done the same day.

Tony
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vygec

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:20 am Reply with quote

ive turned both knobs, left them for a while, and this has made no change.
Any other ideas?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:41 am Reply with quote

aside from mister wonderful ill sneak an advert in above icon_rolleyes.gif

try removing the silver pipe and turning the valve on

does any water come out ?

it could be a dodgy plastic top on the valve ie the top is turning but the valve aint icon_wink.gif
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