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increase in boiler pressure

Postby shirleypam » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:14 pm

i have a potterton performa 28(5 years old),at first it had an increase in pressure,to about 3.5 bar,which could be cured(for a while) by using the pressure relief valve. till last week ,when after lowering the pressure,the vale failed,and i couldn't get any pressure atall(after using the filling loop,the pressure would drop to zero).
so, i changed the pressure relief valve,,,now the pressure still increases to about 3.5 bar,even though the boiler is not turned on,and the filling loop is disconnected,,,,,,
can anyone please help???

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Postby The Heating Doctor » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:22 pm

Sounds as if it's the expansion vessel, please dont play around with boiler internals as a failed pressure releif valve can have dire consequences. That is why is is only CORGI engineers who by law are alowed to service/install gas appliances. I would get a maintenance contract from the likes of British Gas as with a Potterton Performa you should get used to break downs.

PS when was it last serviced?
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