Our hot water from the hot water tank is ok when hot water only but with heating & hot water it's boiling hot. We have had a new thermostat fitted to the tank and a new directional control? valve fitted....both of which have not altered the temperature. Can anybody help please.
I'm interested in any responses as I'd assumed I had muffed up the controls wiring, but maybe I didn't & this is something that happens occasionally.....
I am trying to get round to measuring pipe temperatures when the system is heating water and or radiators etc, to pin this down. My current excuse is that my thermocouple is looking a bit iffy & the temp readings I'm getting are nonsense.
Will report back if I find anything.
BTW, my system is a condensing boiler, two 2 port valves, programmable room stat and cylinder stat (this latter definitely makes the boiler fire up OK)
Steve the gas -
my boiler stat is on the "optimum" mark for condensing efficiency. I only turn it up if the weather's very cold (still on optimum in this weather). I can't measure the actual temp till I get a new thermocouple.
Is this setting likely to be 60deg C? This seems to be mentioned on the web a lot & appears to be the temp that DHW should be stored at? (this is way hotter than comfortable & causes cavitation in the shower pump)
Thespeedies. Apologies, don't mean to hijack your thread but maybe something useful will come out of it for either of us.
DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!