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by hamish72
Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: central heating not working
Replies: 15
Views: 6386

You don't. The room thermostat will control the average temperature then you just alter individual TRV's to fine tune each area. This allows a lower temperature in a spare bedroom for example or [b]cut the heat input in the lounge when the gas fire is on etc. [/b] Not after he removed the valve head
by hamish72
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: should I replace my old boiler
Replies: 11
Views: 6660

Re: should I replace my old boiler

[quote="jimhet"]Taking into account the energy used/needed to make, transport and fit a new boiler, is there really much to choose between fitting a new inefficient boiler with a balanced flue and no fan or pcb, lasting 25-30 years, [if they were still made] or an A rated state of the art ...
by hamish72
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: How do you measure continuity
Replies: 3
Views: 2316

For an acurate resistance reading you may have to zero the meter with the leads shorted together though most digi meters will auto zero
by hamish72
Mon May 24, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: converting gravity h/w syst to 3 port valve pump syst
Replies: 4
Views: 3122

Did mine and left it as was for the old system which of course was wrong but worked perfectly the old system was a back boiler (gas ) but when I went the whole hog and fitted a condensing boiler to the open vent system I had to change the position and fitted a bypass valve
by hamish72
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Choosing a new Combi - Stainless steel heat exchangers
Replies: 3
Views: 9516

[quote="thegasman"]mate under no circumstances install a glowworm boiler-they are fine for a year then they will give you nothing but trouble-they are,in my and many others(just google it) opinion absolute rubbish. Now as for the plate heat exchangers as long as when fitted it is properly ...
by hamish72
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Fitting your own boiler
Replies: 22
Views: 36009

So when you retire after years of fitting or indeed just don't renew reg you are suddenly incompetent I think under those circumstances any law court would accept that you were competent which i all the law requires
by hamish72
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: over heating imersion timer switch.
Replies: 1
Views: 2435

Re: over heating imersion timer switch.

[quote="mark c"]have imersion tank on timer switch. switch started to mailfunction. on inspection i found that both live terminals connecting blocks (supply in and out) had melted. could anyone supply a reason for this and how to avoid it happening again.[/quote] Probably simply screws not...
by hamish72
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: cost of accessing a water supply in somebody else's land
Replies: 5
Views: 3293

[quote="mikerwilliams"]Yes, water company ok. Average cost locally to cross land appears to be around £200 for the sort of access I need, but it looks as though I will have to grin and bear it while getting ripped off! Many thanks anyway - Mike[/quote] Make damn sure the agreement is legal...
by hamish72
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Taps switching themselves on
Replies: 5
Views: 7359

Still POLTERGEIST plumbing
by hamish72
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: this is a new one on me - a tap that comes on, on it's own
Replies: 5
Views: 3430

Poltergeist Plumbing Ltd comes to mind
by hamish72
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Hot indirect cylinder vent
Replies: 2
Views: 3296

Thats just what I want to hear thanks for reply
by hamish72
Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Hot indirect cylinder vent
Replies: 2
Views: 3296

Hot indirect cylinder vent

Is it really necessary for the vent pipe from the cylinder top to supply tank in attic to be completely vertical ?

I would like to route it about 8 inchs horizontally to the rear of the cupboard to provide clear space on shelves they do after all turn through 180 degrees to enter the cold tank
by hamish72
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: How can you tell the in and out feeds of a rad
Replies: 3
Views: 6387

Some thermostatic valves are directional but most modern one are not so with new valves any way will do
by hamish72
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Central Heating Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 2673

Could be either of those most probably stuck pump there is a slotted head screw on most (may be under a cover ) to free it (with power off)

if electrical then you need some method of confirming yes or no to the supply at the pump terminals
by hamish72
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: FLUES AND WINDOWS
Replies: 1
Views: 2531

Think its still 300mm in any direction above below right or left from any opening window or air brick vent
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