Search results

  1. T

    Vaillant EcoTec 28 not heating up radiators as quick after a routine service

    Not contacted them yet. Double checked and yes, heating is set to 65c. Couldn't see any obviously closed valves besides the filling loop. We do have a magnetic filter. Interestingly, I turned the heating off, waited 5 mins for anti-cycling to end and turned it back on. This time it worked...
  2. T

    Vaillant EcoTec 28 not heating up radiators as quick after a routine service

    We had a service the other day and since then we've noticed it takes a long time for the radiators to heat up. e.g this morning the heating was on for 2 hours and it only really took the chill off the rooms, but wasn't warm. Usually 2 hrs would be more than enough to become uncomfortably warm. I...
  3. T

    Issues with newly built flat roofed garage

    Thanks for the replies everyone.(y) There are a couple of blocks under some of the timbers on one side (opposite side to the down pipe) and looking at the ponding on the top it seems they might help. Thanks, that "fixmyroof" video series was very useful. Seems the mistakes made were pretty...
  4. T

    Issues with newly built flat roofed garage

    We just moved into a new place with a flat roofed double garage. Roughly 5.8 x 5m with a fiberglass(?) roof. We've spotted a few issues with it: 1. Water pools on the roof From my calculations it has a fall of 1:128 and on the lower edge there is a bit of a lip that holds the water back. It's...
  5. T

    Installation of Nest 3rd Generation (Vaillant ecoTec Pro 28)

    I have the EcoTec Pro 28, also with the Digistat SCR, so my existing setup/wiring was identical to the photos in the first post. Following the advice below (and double checking with the Nest and Digistat manuals) I just wired up the Heat Link without any issues. It was actually quicker to do the...
  6. T

    Can't turn off stopcock, how can I isolate/replace kitchen taps?

    Thanks for the replies so far. It's very old, 1880. Just looked under the neighbours manhole (little metal square) and theres nothing in there - looks ancient. Next neighbour along has just a stopcock, next one along has a newish looking meter under a round plastic cover but no stopcock. Mate...
  7. T

    Can't turn off stopcock, how can I isolate/replace kitchen taps?

    I'm in the process of redoing our kitchen, nothing drastic, just replacing units like for like so the only major thing I need to do is replace the kitchen taps. Currently removing the old kitchen and have hit a snag with the taps as I can't turn off the stopcock to the mains. For a start it's...
  8. T

    Downstairs sockets tripping

    An update... Well it has been fine for months until a few weeks back when it did it again and wouldn't come back on. Electrician identified a faulty cable between 2 sockets on a ring circuit. He disconnected the cable from both sockets giving us 2 radial circuits? (can't remember exactly what he...
  9. T

    Downstairs sockets tripping

    An update! We've been lazy/busy/not that bothered about the lack of electric sockets downstairs (we have an extension lead from upstairs for the fridge and TV) so have only just called out an electrician - it was probably the need for some working sockets for the Christmas tree lights that...
  10. T

    Downstairs sockets tripping

    Thanks, we will definitely be calling out an electrician, probably for a complete rewire which we were expecting to have to do at some point. But maybe not quite so soon.
  11. T

    Downstairs sockets tripping

    Hey all, we bought a 2 bed Victorian terrace almost a year ago and last night the electric suddenly cut out. We were in the kitchen cooking so had the lights on and whatever else is plugged in/on standby around the house at the time (internet, sky box, fridge freezer, boiler etc). So hardly...
Top