1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Defective Atkinson Oil Tank Valves

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Mike2007, 19 Jan 2008.

  1. Mike2007

    Mike2007

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2007
    Messages:
    1,331
    Thanks Received:
    34
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I have been installing full central heating and plumbing in a house. It comes to commision the oil boiler and the Tigerloop will not draw the oil up to feed the boiler? Spent over day ripping all my work and some of the boiler to bits. Then on fine inspection noticed the oil-way on the Atkinson oil tank valve had not been drilled out, thus NO OIL!! I drilled the alloy body to free the oil and as if by magic boiler springs to life.

    Is there no quality control in our British factories these days (although might be contracted out to China of course), came with a Titan oil tank in a kit.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. oilman

    oilman

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2003
    Messages:
    7,978
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    You installed a PLASTIC tank????

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Mike2007

    Mike2007

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2007
    Messages:
    1,331
    Thanks Received:
    34
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Umm yes!

    FANTASTIC PLASTIC, they come in any colour as long as its GREEN.
    :cool:
    Anyway, back to my thread. Bad fittings!
     
  5. oilman

    oilman

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2003
    Messages:
    7,978
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Um, SPASTIC PLASTIC is more apt. Make sure you see that the warranty registration is sent off to Titan, or you might find an irate customer chasing you.
     
  6. Mike2007

    Mike2007

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2007
    Messages:
    1,331
    Thanks Received:
    34
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    LOL :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
     
  7. would it not of been easier to put a manifold on the pump to see if oil was getting through before touching the burner or cracking a few nuts to see were the oil will and wont flow from, sometimes you look back at a job and think to yourself why didnt i just do that, and forget the simple things.but thanks for the info cause one day ill prob do the same :LOL:
     
  8. Atkinsonequipment

    Atkinsonequipment

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    We would like to point out that the valve mentioned would not be an Atkinson Equipment valve; unfortunately we do not supply the Titan Kingspan group with the filter valve that they supply with their tanks. We do have our own very similar valve but they come from a completely different manufacturer.

    In the Kingspan groups defence on the quality control point and the volume of valves supplied every year there will always be the odd one that gets through the system. From Atkinson Equipments point of view products that are referred to by a generic name is something we have to live with being the industries equipment standard, like Hoover is to vacuum cleaners.
     
  9. Dan Robinson

    Dan Robinson

    Joined:
    1 Jul 2007
    Messages:
    56,034
    Thanks Received:
    9,420
    Location:
    Hertfordshire & London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Instead of moaning about libel (*liable*) :LOL: why not read the rules and post in the correct manner?
     
  10. Sponsored Links
  11. muggles

    muggles

    Joined:
    28 Oct 2005
    Messages:
    13,342
    Thanks Received:
    3,077
    Location:
    Daventry
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I think it may be that they have taken offence to your signature rather than your post. Take the links to your websites out of your signature and they'll probably leave your posts in. Unfortunately communication between members and mods tends to be a bit one-way at times, so you might not get a reply from them.

    Having said that, you've commented on two posts that are both four years old. This will not make you terribly popular, however helpful your posts might be. Posts are in date order, with the newest being on the first page.
     
  12. Dan Robinson

    Dan Robinson

    Joined:
    1 Jul 2007
    Messages:
    56,034
    Thanks Received:
    9,420
    Location:
    Hertfordshire & London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Funnily enough, they seem to be trying to intimidate the Admin into responding, on the assumption the site is culpable for the content posted by others.

    IIRC they're not.

    But then I am liable to make mistakes from time to time ;).
     
  13. Atkinsonequipment

    Atkinsonequipment

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No problem thank you muggles for clearing up what was the issue. I have removed the auto signatures from the posts and changed it back to the original comment. They were only meant if people needed further confirmation to get in touch. I assume a private message or post on the topic would also be appropriate.

    Thank you for your comments Dan Robinson, no intimidation was intended, we are not that sort of company. However we would appreciate the right to defend our name when being used in reference to a product not associated with us, or indeed if there was a problem with our product we would like to help.
     
  14. Atkinsonequipment

    Atkinsonequipment

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    When searching our product on google this post comes up. Good for the forum, bad for our name as it is not our product.
     
  15. Dan Robinson

    Dan Robinson

    Joined:
    1 Jul 2007
    Messages:
    56,034
    Thanks Received:
    9,420
    Location:
    Hertfordshire & London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Fair play :cool:
     
  16. oilman

    oilman

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2003
    Messages:
    7,978
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    You ought to note the original post was in 2008. Keep up ;)
     
  17. matt1e

    matt1e

    Joined:
    13 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    2,227
    Thanks Received:
    231
    Location:
    Tyne and Wear
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I think this is why they replied oilman which is fair enough in my opinion

    Matt
     
Loading...

Share This Page