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I am a tenant and my boiler keeps stopping in this extreme cold weather, i have read it could be the pipe freezing outide the house, is this correct, if so it would be hard to get to to it, tbh. It is not brilliant even during normal weather, banging noises, etc, it is a seven year old Combi boiler.

 

so, no heating or hot water in this weather, crazy.

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I am a tenant and my boiler keeps stopping in this extreme cold weather, i have read it could be the pipe freezing outide the house, is this correct, if so it would be hard to get to to it, tbh. It is not brilliant even during normal weather, banging noises, etc, it is a seven year old Combi boiler.

 

so, no heating or hot water in this weather, crazy.

 

If its the condensate pipe then its usually a plastic pipe which exits the wall just below the boiler. Can you see such a pipe from outside the property? Warm (not boiling) water will defrost it.

 

 

in the last cold spell my mums had a huge icicle around 5 foot long hanging from it at a joint where it entered a wider bore pipe. Fortunately I insulated it yesterday morning and theres no icicle today.

 

If you're a tenant I'd say this is one for the landlord.

 

I much prefer my old balanced flue floor standing boiler with thicker metal and minimal technology :)

 

Good luck.

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Would you advise me on the new boiler?it's for tenantsso not the hard one to manage.something reasonable and easy to maintain.

I have hot water cylinder in cupboard should I go with the boiler without having the hot water cylinder.

regards

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My son is buying a house and he may need a new boiler fitting.

He knows the boiler he wants (Worcester Bosch) but will need it fitting.

Any good honest plumber recommendations please.

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I have a gas water heater that’s just for hot water it will only ignite when turned on full flame has anyone had the same problem? Thanks Alan.

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I'm not an expert or specialist but your problem sounds like a faulty thermostat to me. I guess that it only responds when the demand is high enough.

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we are having our 7 year old gas boiler serviced soon what is the going rate for an independent job?

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Anything from £50 upwards ?

 

we are having our 7 year old gas boiler serviced soon what is the going rate for an independent job?

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we are having our 7 year old gas boiler serviced soon what is the going rate for an independent job?

 

We Charge £54 inc for Servicing Which includes a 25 point check and a Digital CP6 Gas Service Certificate.

 

Thanks

 

Mike

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where a condensing boiler flue exits through the roof are there any restrictions on how close the flue terminal can be to things such as the boundary, other chimneys, vertical walls?

 

I'm just wondering where I could site a replacement boiler if I do some alterations later this year.

 

Thanks

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where a condensing boiler flue exits through the roof are there any restrictions on how close the flue terminal can be to things such as the boundary, other chimneys, vertical walls?

 

I'm just wondering where I could site a replacement boiler if I do some alterations later this year.

 

Thanks

 

Yes, there are

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