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Ferroli Optimax HE Plus 31C

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by MickyP10, 17 Oct 2019.

  1. MickyP10

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    Hi

    Grandson-sitting at my daughter's for a few days and the heating and hot water have gone down. Looks like the boiler has no pressure. When I phoned daughter she said it leaks now and again and she just resets it. Tried that, obvs. :(

    How do I re-pressurise, please? Downloaded a manual which suggests opening the valves on the blue tap loop, but nothing happens.

    Thank you!
     
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    Are you able to take a photo and upload? You should be looking for one or 2 generally black plastic taps connected with a braided hose.

    I have attached photos of what you should be looking for.
     

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    I kinda hoped if I opened both blue valves and opened the black knurled knobs that boiler would get mains pressure,but nothing seems to happen.:(
     
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    The boiler has got pressure, just under 1 bar. Not sure what’s neeeded for that boiler
     
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    Just noticed in that pic it has some pressure now, so tried it again and water's barely warm- which is an improvement to cold! I take it after pressure's resolved, the knurled valves should be fully clockwise?

    Thanks
     
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    Update, opened knurled valves fully and mains came in, so sorted for tonight. Thanks for listening all. :)
     
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    Another update! I have hot water but no heating - just the bathroom rad, which is lukewarm. Does that mean a valve in the boiler is on the blink?

    I had thought the timer settings were overriding the central heating but have tried manual only, override, etc and it doesn't seem to make any odds. Boiler senses thermostat and starts up, but only warms up bathroom rad (slowly). So I turn it off again. :)
     
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    Not necessarily no. Double check your pressure first to make sure it’s not overpressurised and gone back down to zero.
     
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    Make sure that both of the blue handled valves under the boiler are open, one in your pic is closed, these are isolation valves for the CH and if either or both are closed you will not get central heating
     
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    Missed that, but thought he’d sorted it from when he “said sorted for tonight” :oops::oops:
     
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    Super call, guys. Thank you so much. Feel silly now but rads are heating up!

    I'll let daughter and landlord sort out a service/new boiler. Took the cover off to see where it was leaking, and it's in a couple of places, so not going to be cheap.



    cover off getPart.jpg
     
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    Not a big deal to sort those leaks but it will still be a cheap horrible boiler
     
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