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    Old Ideal Vulcan RS55 on full pelt all the time

    Well, I am a bit cross now. Sorry if this is inappropriate. I know we're not supposed to discuss prices and criticize etc here but having misdiagnosed the fault (perhaps understandable) he's charged me as though for two visits (I naively thought maybe the half hour left from the first visit...
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    Old Ideal Vulcan RS55 on full pelt all the time

    First prize to Namsag. Fixed the boiler stat but the Gas Valve is still not operating properly - inconsistently sticking. He's gone to pick one up. H
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    Old Ideal Vulcan RS55 on full pelt all the time

    Correct: cylinder stat takes priority, then when the water cylinder reaches temp the room stat is allowed to come in. Thanks for the info on the wiring but I don't think I should meddle with the electrics - there are no coloured wires as such. No motorized valve (I think) - 3 inch by 2...
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    Old Ideal Vulcan RS55 on full pelt all the time

    Doitall: Thanks. I get most of that (it always used to annoy me that the hot water took priority). I have had the hot water cylinder stat down low so that the room stat would soon have priority once the There's no frost stat. The programmer does has separate hot water/heating...
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    Old Ideal Vulcan RS55 on full pelt all the time

    Well I may not always have known what is the correct info to give, gents, as I didn't know what all the buttons are called. Sorry for any confusion. Terry: I do think the plumber can fix it - just didn't have the parts on Boxing Day, but he tested its safety and left me with hot water and...
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    Old Ideal Vulcan RS55 on full pelt all the time

    I've had a plumber in who's tested the gas valve for safety (OK). He's turned the gas pressure at the boiler way down and that has restored some functionality and stopped the constant kettling. It now can be turned on/off (usually) from the on-boiler thermostat switch and comes ON when...
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    Old Ideal Vulcan RS55 on full pelt all the time

    Excellent, as luck would have it I just bought a 2Kw oil-filled radiator thingy, very warm it is too.
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    Old Ideal Vulcan RS55 on full pelt all the time

    Thanks all and a chilly (inside) and wet (outside) Christmas to you all. I've got someone coming out Boxing Day to have a look at short-term vs long-term solution. Another problem is that we're supposed to be going off for a break (10-year anniversary) at weekend so can't have the long term...
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    Old Ideal Vulcan RS55 on full pelt all the time

    Thanks for the info Yes it has a Honeywell 4600c as in picture. It would be nice if one of those could be fitted and we could save up for the change, although then again might just be best to bite the bullet and sort it now. H
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    Old Ideal Vulcan RS55 on full pelt all the time

    We have recently bought a flat with a huge steel floor standing boiler - Ideal Vulcan RS55 - I know its inefficient but I thought it being so old and simple it would keep going for a bit. It runs a vented (? - there's an f&e tank) system with Hot Water Tank and radiators for a two-bedroomed...
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