Glow Worm Boiler 65/80-single heater unit for dual purpose of Ch and hot water supply, although bathroom and kitchen hot water is provided by pumped circulation. There is a Cylinder (21 gallons). Three weeks ago I decided to wash the wall tiles from ceiling to floor and without noticing I run out of hot water. I checked the expansion tank: It had water – and the cylinder seems to have water also. However no hot water since then. I thought the cause might be the valve actuator – it was replaced 3 years ago – but the plumber who finally came last Saturday said he had to replace the pump. He promised to return today, but so far no news and I despair f ever having this problem fixed. How it is that I have CH if it is true the pump is not working? If any knowledgeable person could advise me, I ‘ll be very grateful.
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DIY Doctor spends a great deal of time researching for each page we write. New products and methods are appearing all the time and regulations change like the weather. We need to keep abreast of these changes and our team is always searching and researching.
Our projects team were recently asked to research the problems of hard water and the subsequent limescale in certain areas of the country and we uncovered a fact that stunned us a little. We have always assumed hard water is bad for you and soft water good for you. NOT SO !
Certainly we found that the salts and minerals picked up from the ground in hard water areas will leave big chucks of limescale on your appliances, but are they harmful to humans?
Watch the video to find out. We have no hesitation in recommending the Eddy Water Descaler as it really does do exactly what it says on the tin.
This may not be as daft as it sounds – but as most people are likely to have switched off their central heating for the summer months, now is probably the best time to do any maintenance.
It’s not that long ago that the majority of homes in the UK didn’t have any kind of central heating, although forms of central heating have been around since Roman times.
Central heating really became widespread in the 1970′s fired by affordable gas boilers. A survey of households in 2004 revealed that approx 7% of homes were without central heating – a figure that is likely to have fallen further.
So, as you contemplate the sunshine outside, think ahead and get your system serviced or updated in good time for ‘central heating switch on day’ in the Autumn.
Click through here to find a central heating engineer.
Can any one confirm the clearance needed from a gas fire vent box which extends horizontally from the outer wall of our next door neighbours property. Whilst I have not found anything specific about the matter, most indications about other flue/venting clearances are that there should be a min. of 600 mms into “free space” or to the boundary between the properties – if correct neither is observed, even if makes the application from the wall exit point and not from the furthest extent of the vent box itself which is c200 mms in length – my concern is that gaseous emissions will continue to directly hit our brickwork and potentially be absorbed by same.
Whilst going through my usual morning forum moderation I came across a new posting that quite frankly made me gasp!
Click on the following link to our forum and read for yourself: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25683
This just goes to show what flagrant disregard some people have for others and their property. Fortunately, in this instance no one was injured!
If you are able to offer assistance or a solution then please update the forum post.
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