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    Strange Central Heating problem

    Thanks, that’s what I was thinking
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    Strange Central Heating problem

    I’m just about to start getting quotes for a new boiler, is there any harm in leaving it as it is until it’s changed or should I get it fixed immediately
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    Strange Central Heating problem

    I have a conventional CH system - header tank in loft. The radiators are all pumped except for the one in the bathroom which is linked to the hot water cylinder and they are gravity fed. This morning an odd thing happened. I have the timer/boiler just set for the hot water, this morning I...
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    Cold old house

    no, not fixated, just answering a point Woody made. And as I said I just wondered if it was of any relevance. Since starting this posting Jeff is thinking of trying 32mm insulated plasterboard on walls that don’t have radiators or the boiler up against them and trying out the previously...
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    Cold old house

    sure, I used it to messer the surface temperature of the walls. I used a standard spirit room thermometer for the ambient room temperature
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    Cold old house

    I have one of those surface laser thermometers that you point a laser beam at the wall to get the surface temperature. I’ve just popped round to do some measuring. The coldest room (ambient temp about 17 deg C) is the hallway. The outside wall (gable end of house) is just 15.2 deg C. The...
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    Cold old house

    Thanks for all your replies, which I have passed on, I’m still curious as to why it is so noticeably colder when it’s wet. It looks like a surveyor is necessary
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    Cold old house

    yeah, it was done with the roof and I would say it’s thicker than that
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    Cold old house

    in my original post I do state that a new damp course was put in. The vents were blocked up after taking advice, it seems that old houses needed vents to keep coal fires lit. The chimney has been blocked up with a small vent .
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    Cold old house

    Yes, Jeff does have central heating with insulated foil behind each radiator and can get some Warmth from that if it is set higher than most people would normally set their thermostats 24) If he switches it off, it all goes cold very quickly, especially if it is/has been raining heavy. Also...
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    Cold old house

    I’m writing this on behalf of an old friend who doesn’t have internet. Jeff is retired and no lives in a house he used to rent out in the south midlands. It’s an end Terrance built 1920 and solid brick construction. It was re-roofed 5 years ago and damp course re-done 4 years ago. External...
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    CH water hot, but hot water Luke warm

    My Dad has a heating system which is the conventional sort with header tank in the loft. The boiler has pumped heating and gravity hot water. over the past couple of months the heating is fine, maintaining warm temperatures but the hot water is really just Luke warm. It does improve if the...
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    Conventional gas boiler not fully heating water

    Apologies to the form, I know this chap from private messaging we’ve had in the past. He’s been mailing my tonight about this problem and as I’ve now been answering him on this forum, I’ve inadvertently been answering some of the questions being asked of him - I get carried away at this time of...
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    Conventional gas boiler not fully heating water

    yes, the radiators would show
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    Conventional gas boiler not fully heating water

    I’ve got your email, you remembered me from a previous post! That’s some memory The photo you emailed me (shows a bright red jacket) confirms there’s no valves or thermostat. My last suggestion, furred up, seems probable
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    Conventional gas boiler not fully heating water

    I noticed you live in Bedfordshire, know it well! A very hard water area. If your boiler is maybe 20 years old, I suspect the cylinder and pipework is much older. Water moves slower in gravity systems and you may have the problem I had years back with a Potterton Neataheat boiler where the...
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    Whistling valve

    I have a thermostatic radiator valve that has started whistling if I set it to 4 or below. I’d usually have it on 3 but having to leave it open because it drives me up the wall! is there anything I can do with it?
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    Adhesive advice please

    Hi I have 4 rolls of wallpaper border to stick onto an existing wallpaper - which is a very simple/basic textured paper that has been painted several times with vinyl silk emulsion. the border paper is very similar to a heavy vinyl wallpaper and I need to know the best type of adhesive to use...
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    Advice on replacing my CH system

    that’s good our mains flow is very good, our hot water (gravity fed) is not, so maybe I’ll benefit from a Combi
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    Advice on replacing my CH system

    Thanks for all your advice, I haven’t quite worked out yet if it’s all made me wiser or more confused, but I am certainly grateful for it! A further question, if I may: after reading some replies would I be correct in thinking that with a Combi the hot water flow will be slower? That would be...
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