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Radiators getting hot when I do not want them to.

Postby JohnCollenette » Mon May 04, 2009 2:49 pm

I have a new condensing boiler with pump and mid position valve feeding both hot water and central heating. The hot water feeds the hot water cylinder. The electronic control system does what is intended as far as I can see but heat gets from the cylinder to the radiators when the mid position valve is in the mid position even when the room thermostat is set below room temperature. This happens at any time when the ch is timed to come on, because I understand, it is meant to do that.
The system will never let us get too cold but more often than not makes us too hot.

What can be done to control the temperature entirely based on the room thermostat please.
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Postby bd3cc » Mon May 04, 2009 9:52 pm

Sounds to me as if the valve is stuck in the mid position, and sending the water into both systems.
You could test by having both the heating and water on, get someone to turn the roomstat down, while you listenen to the valve. you should hear it change position.
If not that then the roomstat could be incorrectly wired, after the boiler change. the fact that it is condensing should not make any difference.
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Postby rosebery » Mon May 04, 2009 10:32 pm

"I have a new condensing boiler with pump and mid position valve"

Get the guy back that fitted it and ask him to sort it out.

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Postby Steve the gas » Tue May 05, 2009 4:30 am

Switch the room stat right down- see what happens
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