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novice needs help with storage heater - no hot water

Postby dietrichpaul » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:14 pm


i moved into a flat with storage heating and the the hot water taps were only running tepid.
Someone from british gas had a look and replaced a faulty thermostat.
he said the element was functioning correctly.

thing is, now the water is freezing, much [b]worse [/b]than before.

i'm assuming i'm on an economy seven tariff, but would it matter anyway?

selecting 'boost' on the timer makes no difference

both the heater switches are on and the clock and timer are set to the correct time

is it something to do with the switch? whay would it get worse after the thermostat was replaced?

any help much appreciated


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Postby plumbbob » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:32 pm

There could be several faults here including a faulty thermostat so you need to get the BG engineer back to trace the new fault or correct his mistake.
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Postby nitro23456 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:15 am

as above, but you could check to see if he installed trhe new thermostat and left the temperature at zero!
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Postby Steve the gas » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:28 pm

Good call :wink:
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Postby dietrichpaul » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:46 am

thanks for the advice

i've got an economy 7 electrician coming round tonight so i may get some joy there...

i wasn't in when BG man came round and wife now tells me there was a short period of having scalding water before it went freezing.

i've now had another fiddle and got it back to how it was before BG man came round ie the water is mildly warm.

could this be because the top (boost) heater is working but the main one isn't?

thanks again

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