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Solid fuel boiler making kettling sound

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Gfults234, 27 Jan 2018.

  1. Gfults234

    Gfults234

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    Hi

    My dad has a stove which heats up our hot water and radiators.

    The boiler (which is in my room) is currently making a kettling noise every 4 minutes.

    Last week the hot water tap from the overflow tank was leaking and a plumber said my dad had fitted the wrong cylinder when he put the fire in (i called the plumber out cos the hot water was a bit of a murky colour, not cos of the leaking tap).

    Is it the cylinder which is the problem? My dad lives alone and is in hospital at the moment (he cant talk at the mo) otherwise he would sort it all for me (I dont live with him but stay with him when im visiting him in hospital)

    What I’m really worried about whether this is dangerous and how urgent it is, would this warrant an emergency call out at a weekend do you think? Or do you think it can wait until Monday?

    All help gratefully appreciated from a damsel in distress!!! Have tried to explain best i can but let me know if there is any other things i should check or note!

    Thank you in advance <3
     
  2. Terrywookfit

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    Which boiler/stove is fitted?
    Do you mean that the hot water cylinder is in your room ?
    Which hot water tap was leaking?
    What did the plumber actually say ?

    It's not likely to be dangerous but if you are worried Do not use the boiler.... ie (The one containing the fire) !!!
     
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  3. Nige F

    Nige F

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    Only an imminent nuclear strike warrants an "emergency plumber" @ a weekend;)
     
  4. James1991

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    Make sure the switch for the immersion heater isn't switched on.
    The thermostat on the heater might not have an over heat cut off switch which would Explain the kettling noise.
    If the problem is at the stove make sure any air control thermostats aren't jammed open. Bits of coal cinders and charred wood can cause this.
     
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