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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by celinar, 29 Nov 2009.

  1. celinar

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    im having a strange problem with my hot water which i feel has never been very hot. It now has developed a fault where it pulses between hot and tepid. I can see the flames rising and falling a bit. I have hoovered out all burners and jets used emry cloth on the flame sensor, checked the temp sensor which looks ok(still has elecrical contact gell on it) reduced incoming flow rate and had the gas sup checked and purged.The plate heat exchanger is a bit dirty, going to find a way of cleaning it. Hot Water seems to be more consistant if heating has been on. I am a electrian so if any one knows if components can be tested that would be better than just replacing things. But hoping some one has had simular problem and fixed it.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    you could try

    stopping messing with something you don't understand

    and get an rgi

    kindly do NOT reply with abuse it's boring :eek:
     
  4. celinar

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    Are you just hear to send abuse if dont reply to me. i am after help and am fully aware of gas safe laws and regs as my GAS SAFE friend who is doing boiler had not come accross this problem i was hoping some one else had.
     
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    where was your "FREIND" mentioned

    :?:

    not gas fitter

    not heating engineer

    not boiler engineer

    get an RGI in that knows what he is doing :idea:
     
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    One would have expected that as an electrician you would have understood that you should not be messing about with gas matters.

    If it was not you then you should have made it clear that it was a gas safe person. Saying "I" means it was you!

    Its difficult to understand how any RGI would not know how to repair the boiler. If he neeeds advice then he should register for a special RGI only part of this site called the Combustion Chamber where we can give advice on trade matters.

    Tony
     
  7. celinar

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    Write my friend was doing me a favour and i was doing the ground work asking as you tend to do on forums if any one else had had the same problem. May be i was wrong
     
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    so tell your friend to e mail admin@diynot.com with his details and ask for acess to the cc :idea:
     
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    If your friend is unable to repair a simple boiler fault then he needs to learn more about fault finding to enable him to do his job properly.

    He can ask about these things in the CC.

    It may well just be a blocked plate heat exchanger which you can replace yourself as its not a gas or safety component.

    Tony
     
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    Predictable Kevin, :rolleyes:
     
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    crawl back under your rock troll
     
  13. celinar

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    Thank you Tony this was the type of advice i wanted, is there a way of cleaning it or are they just disposable (after 3 years)?
     
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    I think you are rather missing the point!

    The dirt is from your system because it was not cleaned properly when the boiler was fitted.

    They can be cleaned but many prefer to fit new ones. If you want to try cleaning thensearch this forum.

    To prevent further problems the system may need cleaning or at the very least fitting a Magnaclean.

    Tony
     
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