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Timer for Oil boiler

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by redmerc, 14 Dec 2018.

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  1. redmerc

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    Hi All

    I have an diesel oil boiler, Trianco Euro 65, (data sheet here https://trianco.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Eurostar-Utility-65-to-125.pdf)

    I currently dont have any timer function, its just connected to a honeywell dial thermostat. The boiler is plugged into a normal switched plug socket on the wall. From what i have so far read, i gather this is not technically OK, but is safe enough (the plug is right next to the boiler, and the socket will not ever be used for anything else, i live on a houseboat and the boiler is down in the engine room). I have not lived here long but i know that it has been like this many years, and the boiler is always serviced yearly, so presumably the engineer doesn't have a problem (although i will ask him next timer he comes of course). So my question is, could i put some kind of electrical timer into the plug socket so that i can turn the boiler on/off at set intervals. As long as its rated at the very least 5A (from the data sheet) would it be an issue electrically? On the other hand, would cutting the power on / off, especially cutting it off whilst the boiler is running cause the boiler any harm?

    Thanks for reading
     
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    If you have a Honeywell dial thermostat you could change it for a programmable thermostat that also has built in time control.

    If the existing thermostat doesn't have a neutral connection (some do, some don't) choose a battery powered model such as the Danfoss TP7000, Honeywell CM37 or Drayton Digistat+3 The batteries usually last several years before needing replacement.

    I'm not familiar with your boiler but some do require a permanent power supply for various reasons, if yours does, then a plug in timer would interrupt it.
     
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    You could do with a fire valve if it hasn't got one for safety.Bob
     
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    A simple plug in will suffice.
     
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    A simple plug in timer will suffice.
     
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