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Gasguru
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Heating but hate plumbing

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Gasguru

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Gasguru was last seen:
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    1. expressplumber
      expressplumber
      hi gasguru can you send me the info you have on gas-elec franchise as i was thinking to take on this franchise i was doing some research thanxx
    2. pdcabb
      pdcabb
      GG could you please send me a copy of the Vaillant 242 manual. I've just changed the DHW Heat exchanger for the new type, put a new Diverter on as that was passing. still having hot water probs(intermittent) looking at putting a new servo assy on next with diff diapragm. But need to know if my model is the hybrid and needs the link taking out. Thanks a lot.
    3. Vaillant937assistance
      Vaillant937assistance
      Thanks a lot for the comments - if only I had spoken to you before choosing the boiler! I have finally managed to talk to National Grid again and have one of their experts who is looking into the plans for the house to see what size the service pipe is - we can then work out if we need a bigger one or if it might be blocked. He has also recommended a higher capacity meter.

      Really appreciate your time.
    4. Vaillant937assistance
      Vaillant937assistance
      You seem to the the expert on combi boilers and gas pressure and I have been round the houses and back again with everyone I can find (installer, Vaillant experts and Transco) to no avail. I wander if I may ask you a question. I have a vaillant 937 which has a low gas working pressure problem. The working pressure at the boiler is 12-14 and 16 at the gas meter after a new govener (sp?) was fitted. Transco say they are not able to adjust the govener (is this true?) and that the supply pipe to the meter is 22mm and needs to be bigger i.e. my garden, drive and footpath all need to be dug up.
      Based on this very limited information can you let me know what you think as this is a lot of work and mess and I suspect Transco may not put my drive back in the condition it is now in.
      If this really is the only route might it be cheaper to buy a new boiler and can you recommend one that will not have this problem - space is not an issue as the boiler is in the garage. I am reluctanct to have a hot water tank etc fitted as this is even more mess. We have a 4 bed, 2 bath house.
      Really appreciate this.
    5. BillUseless
      BillUseless
      Gasguru, some one recommended you for something. I live in N London and have a SD boiler that I have been told would be a doddle for you. Can you give me your number or email address? Thanks Bill
    6. bottle04
      bottle04
      hi guru can you advise me on a top central heating pump im off to get one today . i notice whikes doing them for 35 for a 5mm and 45 for a 6mm . also what does that mean. the 5mm and 6mm? i think whickes pumps are silo
    7. Gasguru
      Gasguru
      Look at the images under my profile...under the MISC category...last image timeclock details
    8. heen
      heen
      hi i have a glow worm swift flow 80 75, the previous owners didn't leave a manual andi can't seem to programe it. are you able to help? please!
    9. MissB123
      MissB123
      The problem is that the system has an air lock, it is a mains fed boiler heating system (Butco) problem started when the water had gone off and as normal I turned on the hot tap and now it makes a continuous noise when the hot water tap is turned on slowly. Do you know what is causing it and how t fix it??

      Thank you
    10. MissB123
      MissB123
      Hello do you know much about ideal heating systems??
    11. Bahco
      Bahco
      Hi, Could you post a reply in FAQs with the text 'post in progress' and I will copy the post into it so that you are credited with it.
      Thanks again.
    12. Bahco
      Bahco
      Thanks, will use this info for FAQs. If you can post this I would be grateful and will add pics etc
      Thanks
    13. billposter
      billposter
      Gas guru, thanks for the help- if you are ever in E1 I'd like to give you a bottle of Moet 07976605077 Will
    14. Gasguru
      Gasguru
      Always check the static/dynamic incoming water pressure and flowrates before contemplating an unvented cylinder installation. Be aware some street pressures drop considerably at peak times ie test at this time to avoid disapointment.

      There are two basic types of cylinder, air bubble (bubble tops) eg the Megaflo and those having a seperate expansion vessel. Some external vessels are however hidden within the top casing of the cylinder.

      The pressure reducing valve does not necessarily need to be installed alongside the cylinder..sometimes it is more convenient to place it under the kitchen sink. It is always worth fitting a pressure gauge into the reducing valve (they normally have a blanked port) to enable the set pressure to be checked on a regular basis. The gauge is also useful to indicate blocked inlet strainers or insufficent water supply problems.

      Unvented cylinders must be maintained on a regualar basis (normally annual). The bubble must be re-generated or the expansion vessel pre-charge pressure checked (and re-inflated where necessary). Strainers, PRV setting etc should also be checked. Failure to service on a regular basis will lead to safety device activation leading to expensive repair costs. Manufacturers warranties are also invalid without a signed service schedule.

      A 2 port zone must be used if connecting the cylinder to a conventional boiler. Solid fuel boilers must not be connected directly to an unvented cylinder.
    15. Bahco
      Bahco
      Hi
      Be grateful if you would cast your eye over post no 44 in plumbing Faqs please and advise if any editing. You have been recommended by one of our members as the man to ask.

      Thank you
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