We have a standard heating system.
(Baxi boiler, Honeywell controls, Indirect cylinder etc)
When we turn either the Hot Water or the Central Heating on, the boiler heats the water for approx. 60 seconds, and then the water boils up through the vent pipe.
Intial thoughts were that the was an airlock somewhere. We drained the sytem fully, twice. We have put mains pressure on the drain off cock at the lowest point but there was not enough pressure to clear the obstruction (if there was one). We have put mains pressure on the boiler, but after a short time, the water was coming up through the vent pipe (with no air gurgling!) and seemed fine.
We have replaced the 3 way valve, hoping that would help, but it did not.
We have checked the air bleed valve and it's working fine.
The pump is definately working.
If anyone have any subsequent ideas, i'd be really grateful.
Sorry for delay - personal crisis - another one !)
Went to sort it out today - leak from the immersion. Removed immersion, damaged cylinder !!
New cylinder and immersion later.....
When we opened the drain off cock on the boiler, not a lot came out. With the aid of the trusty screwdriver, we managed to shift a blockage and drain it down. Assuming this would sort it, we filled the entire system back up. The system is still boiling after a couple of minutes. The flow on the boiler is hot, and the return is stone cold.
We can only assume its a blockage somewhere in the heat exchanger ?
2 things to check - is the return valve open- has someone inadvertantly turned it off?
Secondly while boiler is on remove large silver screw on pump to release any air and ensure spindle is turning.Hope this helps
Return valve is open, and the pumpis definately working.
We have finally been beaten, and I spoke to a Heating Engineer this morning. He is convinced that it is a blockage and is coming round later in the week to Power Flush the system. This should hopefully clear everything and get us working again. Thank you guys for your help. I'll post later this week as to whether it has worked or not.
If it does, could be worth bearing in mind if you hear of this again in the future.......
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