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    combi boiler noisy after turning on cold tap

    No.....Will try that. Running all taps together?? Thanks
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    combi boiler noisy after turning on cold tap

    We have a 2 year old combi boiler (Gloworm). Today we had a plumber in to sort out a couple of dripping taps. Since their repair, after we have turned on the cold tap the boiler makes a noise as though it is going to fire up. It doesn't actually light though. The noise lasts a few seconds only...
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    How to paint a wooden bath panel

    Hi, we have moved to a house with a very 80's bathroom, peach corner bath, floor to ceiling peach tiles, gold taps and mahogany loo seat/ bath panel etc. We cannot afford to rip it all out, so will have to try and make it slightly more up to date on the cheap!!. Would like to try and paint...
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    Heating not coming on

    Thanks so much....will get on the phone to our plumber in the morning xx
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    Heating not coming on

    I guess it makes sense that the valve is stuck........can it be fixed or will it need replacing? We live in a hard water area - could it be scaled up? And any ideas what we have no heat downstairs? It seems as though it probably isn't an electrical problem with the thermostat though, from all...
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    Heating not coming on

    Yes then it is a mid position valve! If I move the manual lever across, then heating comes on (which is what we have had to do for the past couple of days) . It was just tonight that the downstairs radiators didn't heat up.
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    Heating not coming on

    Is it really obvious?
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    Heating not coming on

    Sounds a silly question but how do I check that the pump is running? And I presume it is a mid-position valve as thats what we were told was being replaced 3 years ago....to be honest I have no idea! It used to make a noise when switching from heating to hot water and back again
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    Heating not coming on

    Oh and its a normal(old) Baxi boiler, not a combi or condensing one
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    Heating not coming on

    Valve is a ?Darfuss (sorry really hard to see the make as it is all in my daughter's bedroom in the airing cupboard....so I have been trying to creep around with a torch without waking her up!). Does that help? The hot water is coming on fine (although is super-hot)
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    Heating not coming on

    Hi - here's hoping someone has an idea what is going on with our heating. At the moment it won't turn on- we hear the thermostat click, but this does not trigger the heating to come on. If I manually move the switch on the mid-position valve it comes on, then turns off when the desired...
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    No hot water or no heating!

    Thanks - that makes a bit more sense now! xx :D
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    No hot water or no heating!

    I have tried turning everything off and then just the hot water on (without the heating) and I think the water is gradually heating up now. The valve is now back in the automatic positiion ( i haven't left it on) so maybe i will just wait and see what happens in the morning?! We live in a very...
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    No hot water or no heating!

    Earlier this winter we had a problem with our ystem when we had hot water, but no heating - I couldonly get both by movingnthe mid-position valve manually. This seemed to resolve spontaneously after a couple of days so we didn't get anyone to look at it. Last night we had both heating and...
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    Hot water temperature

    Just to clarify - I have set the boiler stat to about 3/4 of the way round the dial. Shall I see if that makes a difference first, before altering the tank thermostat too? The gas engineer left it on around 50C so I was thinking maybe that is where it should be? Just being ultra cautious as i...
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