Please could somebody help me. Without sounding OTT I am at my wits end with my heating pipes. The problems began when I had a new boiler installed in March this year. The make of the boiler is a valliant and the thermostat is an Eco-Tech, (which comes off the wall and can be controlled anywhere in the house).
When the heating comes on the pipes make a really loud tapping noise, (that at first I thought was dripping but after checking it is deffinately not) and it is that loud that it actually wakes you up in the morning.
I have tried:-
1. Renewing the pipes upstairs to 15mm from 10mm, (not personally).
2. Making sure the pipes are tied down correctly
3. Making sure the pipes are not tied down too tight.
4. Having the system drained and filled back up again.
5. Making sure there is no air in the radiator
but nothing has worked!
Things are made worse because of the thermosat as it comes on before the time that you actaully want it to so that it can get the house to the temperature that you want. (I.e if you programme it to come on at 7.00a.m. it will start to kick in at 6.00a.m. to get the house to the temperature which you have set). This then means that the tapping starts an hour before you are due to get up and wakes you up.
Please please please can anybody off er me any advice? No wanting to sound like a pathetic women I'm afraid I am on this occasion and really need help before winter kicks in.
I am now thinking of moving the radiator in my bedroom off the exterior wall as I thought this would be making the pipes even colder and therefore more noisier when the heating comes on and buying some tape that I have seen in B&Q that you wrap around the pipe - has anybody tried this.
Thank you very very much for reading this. Any help will be very much appreciated.
Dawn - Manchester