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Thermocouple keeps burning out

Postby whittas » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:12 pm

Hi We have an oldish Floor standing Ideal Standard E type CF boiler. It works fine with the exception of the thermocouple which only seems to last around 3-4 months before the end is burnt out causing the boiler to not light. Whilst it is a 10 minute job to replace and they only cost around a fiver I was wondering if perhaps the pilot was too high and if there is an easy way to adjust it's strength?
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Postby Steve the gas » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:48 am

I take it that you are not a corgi, I'm afraid only these dogs should do this(mess with gas) so I'm afraid I cannot advise you sorry!
Get one in by recomendation - not out of yellow pages etc
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Postby htg engineer » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:21 pm

Probably using cheap universal parts, buy a decent thermocouple and it should last. As said previously - RGI needed.

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