Gas fire poor heat output

Postby chub0121 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:47 pm

I have a Valor Bolero inset gas fire,fitted ten years ago.A Valour engineer serviced it a year ago.I mentioned to him the heat output was markedly less than when it was new.He said after servicing,the fire was within the makers spec for performance.i had the idea of trying to check myself.Imeasured the gas used in exactly one hour, on reading the meter.
I used the formula :Cu Ft gasX3.6=Kw
my result was3.3Kw
I see the fire spec says max input 6.8Kw, min input 2.2kw

Am I right in thinking ,based on this result the fire is not working properly?
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Simply Build It

Postby htg engineer » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:08 pm

Get the fire serviced, injectors and fire tap stripped and cleaned, if that doesn't work - replace the fire tap.

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Postby chub0121 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:38 am

Heating eng.
Thanks very much for the info,Iwill act on it.
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