immersion boiler over heating


Postby dstewart » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:12 pm

Hi,
everything with cental heating appears to work fine, including heating of water within immersion tank using gas. I therefore presume that thermostat strapped to immersion tank is working fine. However, when i attempt to heat water using electrical switch in kitchen, water is very over heated and immersion tank begins to shake and is quickly turned off BY MYSELF !

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Postby LES COWIE » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:19 pm

The electric immersion heater has its own built in stat, sounds like this is faulty. Shouldn't be a costly repair. Your boiler should heat up the water a lot quicker and cheaper than the immersion heater, this is generally only used as a stand by if the boiler is faulty
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Postby The Heating Doctor » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:01 pm

Either the thermostat in your immersion heater is set to high or it is not working at all. The stat will be under the immersion heaters cover.
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Postby dstewart » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:22 pm

on checking, my immersion element has hole where thermostat perhaps should be ( I presume removed by previous home owner) I will therefore replace element.
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