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Lost power to Baxi boiler

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Gavvv, 15 Dec 2015.

  1. Gavvv

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    Hi.

    I've recently bought a house which needed the living room walls skimmed. The house had a new baxi combi fitted in the last 5 years but the old analog thermostat was still on the wall along with a new digital thermostat. We tested the old thermostat and it didn't have any control over the heating and appeared to have no power going through it so we removed it and skimmed over the wall.

    Now I'm getting no power to the boiler or the fused spur that feeds the boiler.

    I've been told by an electrician at work to dig the old thermostat wires from the wall and just link the feed and return, seal and replaster. I'm just after a bit of advice from somebody who knows a bit more about this subject. He seems to think that the fitter was lazy and just didn't link out the old stat.

    The boiler is a Baxi Platinum HE.

    Any advice would be great.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. TCCHeating

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    Does sound like a lazy installer has tried to use the old switch live to the boiler from the stat as a permanent live to the new boiler. Can you not get a new perm live to the boiler from somewhere else?
     
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  4. Gavvv

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    We were going to try wiring the boiler mains feed to a socket to test and if that worked get a new mains feed fitted to the spur bit weren't sure if this was a good idea or not.

    Would that be advisable?
     
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    Yes. That's fine. Crack on mate
     
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    Perfect. Hopefully I won't need to break through my lovely new plaster then :)

    Ill update tomorrow with how it goes.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    I have to say that I would be investigating the wiring further before doing anything like that.

    Where does the boiler get its supply from?

    Haven't you checked to see what is live and what is not?

    Tony
     
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    I suspect TCC was being a tadd sarcastic. Could be wrong.:)
    As Tony suggests, I think, it is a bit pointless wiring to a plug. The boiler was working before, it isn't now. Which suggests it is a wiring fault rather than the boiler. If you get it wrong, you could end up worse off. If you don't know how to handle a multi meter to find this fault, find someone who can. It is really simple.
     
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