Hi folks. Im looking for a general bit of advice and where to take the next step in the problems with my boiler.
About a year ago i replaced the boilers fan and pressure switch. not me but a corgi registered tradesman. and in the past few weeks i have replaced the water pump near the hot wter cylinder done by british gas. However my boiler is still not functioning properly. Symtoms include the overheat thermostat popping out intermitently, the pipes rattling and the case of the boiler extremelly hot. Now after looking at various forums and other symtoms which other people have had, it seem that its either overheating, air in the system or sludge. I was wondering what other causes it could possibly be or if i have ruled the possibilities down to the above mentioned problems. i dont have any cash at the moment to replace the boiler or to spend vast amounts on power flushing. I do however have homecare 200 from british gas but they have already said that because of the age of the boiler its hard to get the parts for it but i can get the parts from the ideal boiler website of other branded pages on the net for reasonable prices.
Im a bit stuck here and need a bit of advice as to what my options are and where i can go now. Myself and the wife are a bit apprehensive of using the boiler for too long and the house is not as warm as it shud be and with a 4 month old child in the house im a bit stressed about it.
Any views are welcome here so please reply