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I have two boilers, 1) for water & 2) for heating that are glow worm and need a service. any can quote me or advice best place to ring

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I had a Glow worm boiler and last year I was told that some of the parts were no longer available by the Homeserve gas specialist on its annual service. Ziggy from ZD Plumbing Heating has a few parts that kept mine going for another year but I have decided to get a new one for this winter as I'm not going to risk a week in the cold as it will probably break down when I need it although it has kept going for 18 years.

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The pressure in my combi boiler started regularly going up to 3 bar so my plumber told me it needed a new expansion vessel (£170). It was replaced and has made no difference. He's trying to tell me this pressure is normal and its nothing to worry about Am I correct in saying this isn't normal ?

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Hi 

 

Looking for advice, I have an Alpha Eco combi Boiler, serviced 2 months ago, however its started to develop an issue where the hot water is taking an age to warm up (its fairly intermittent, varying between 30 seconds to 8 minutes) 

 

Watch the boiler display when it is having issues the temperature readout drops and I can see (and hear) the pilot try to start, however it lasts only a second and switches off, it repeats this cycle several times until it eventually comes on fully and the water heats normally.  Occasionally I've seen an E96 error on the screen, but this disappears after a few seconds.

 

The pressure meter is showing as slightly high, but not massively so.  I live in a small Bungalow, so was wondering if the water flow was too fast for the boiler to accurately cope with? 

 

I'm assuming I need to call out a boiler to look at it, if so does anyone have any recommendations (i'm in S8) as I've not had much luck with Tradesmen over the past few years :( 

 

Thank you 

Edited by Gunstar_Hero
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I'm looking for a gas Safe registered plumber who could quote to fix a gas fire & fitting a thermostatic bath/shower tap. Work to be done anytime in January, if anyone has any recommendations?

 

The gas fire needs a service & currently I have an electric shower. I'd like to run a shower from the Combi boiler - an ideal 30kw logic + through the bath taps. 

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My Glow Worm 30cxi is leaking from the right hand side. I can hear a slight hissing sound and can see a fine mist of water towards the back right of the boiler. The blue refill tap is turned off. I have boiler cover but they can't get anyone out until Tuesday. Can anyone tell how I can stop the leak for now as I can't be around all the time until Tuesday to keep emptying the bucket.

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Its usually the plastic Z pipe that Splits 

 

Let me know if you still need any help 

 

Mike 

 

07592418536

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Hello, I want to get my expansion tank replaced. My hot water is electrically heated. I am trying to find the contact number for J Bradleybz  ( Jonathan Bradley Heating Services - I believe is his firm name) but cant find any website or contact number for them. Could someone please share the contact details. Thanks

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Give us a call if you can't Get hold of Jon We have the Unvented qualifications to work on sealed hot water tanks 

 

Thanks 

 

Mike

 

Edited by Micky ET

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