Pilot light keeps going out when boiler is not calling for heat

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Chris_59, 19 Nov 2021.

  1. Chris_59

    Chris_59

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    Hi, I have a very old conventional boiler, an Ideal Mexico Super, which I would guess is about 30 years old. This thing, despite its age, has been very reliable, probably due to the simplicity of design.
    I am in no doubt that someone will say that it's time to replace it, and I am under no illusion that this would be right.
    However, I have a more immediate problem. The pilot light keeps going out, when the boiler is not calling for heat. So I can re-light it, but if the boiler doesn't kick in, the flame dies out again.

    Can anyone give me some advice, (without the hard sell) if there is anything I can do to keep this going, until I can seek a new boiler.

    Regards
    Chris
     
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    Yep, it's a pretty cheap and easy fix for a GSR engineer. It does need an engineer to visit though.
     
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    Get a registered gas eng. in, normally a simple fix and minimal parts.
     
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    not something that you can fix yourself but most certainly repairable, if you say where in the country you are possibly someone can recommend someone for you , if you get a poke and go merchant they will say you need a new boiler
     
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