Jump to content
We’re excited to announce the forum is under new management! Details to follow.

Boiler/heating Megathread - advice & recommendations, no jobs/quotes

Recommended Posts

Hi again Steve,

 

Many thanks for your reply.

I have constant drip from condensate pipe at the moment (even when the boiler is not operating).

There is no discharge from the copper pipe at the mo.

 

I do understand when you say condensate is not a leak.

 

But I feel that the pressure drops because the system lose water through plastic pipe. As I said water from condensate pipe is non stop...

 

Regards

 

Must admit don't expect condensate to drip when boiler not in operation, sounds very strange :suspect:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes it is strange. There must be some reason for it:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Need advice have a ideal combi 35 that when you turn on the hot water the radiators become hot even though central heating turned off on boiler and thermostat turned off. The diverted activator valve has been changed but problem still persists.

Thanks for any suggestion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all,

Looking at getting combi - can anyone give rough price from past experience

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Need advice have a ideal combi 35 that when you turn on the hot water the radiators become hot even though central heating turned off on boiler and thermostat turned off. The diverted activator valve has been changed but problem still persists.

Thanks for any suggestion.

 

Have you not got warranty on this boiler? Happy to take a look for you cheers jon at JB Heating

 

---------- Post added 24-07-2014 at 21:54 ----------

 

Hi all,

Looking at getting combi - can anyone give rough price from past experience

Thanks

 

Happy to call and give a free quotation cheers Jon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We've not used our Potterton boiler for over ten years as we couldn't get a part for it and have had bills saying £0 balance, earlier this year we received a bill for £31 which they say was just for having a meter in the porch, either we pay the charge or they will remove the meter.

 

Anyone else had this experience?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Need advice have a ideal combi 35 that when you turn on the hot water the radiators become hot even though central heating turned off on boiler and thermostat turned off. The diverted activator valve has been changed but problem still persists.

Thanks for any suggestion.

 

If rads heat when only hw demand then usually can only be diverter but need to also check any programmer or frost setting is not giving a 'rogue' demand too. As JB suggested, any new boiler should still be under warranty so any repair would be covered if the boiler has been maintained

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Must admit don't expect condensate to drip when boiler not in operation, sounds very strange :suspect:

 

thinking possible a pin hole in the main heat exchanger. this would account for the run off down the condensate.

 

---------- Post added 03-08-2014 at 11:26 ----------

 

Need advice have a ideal combi 35 that when you turn on the hot water the radiators become hot even though central heating turned off on boiler and thermostat turned off. The diverted activator valve has been changed but problem still persists.

Thanks for any suggestion.

 

when you say the 3 way valve has been changed do you mean the syncron motor (the top part) or the whole valve. if it was the first one then the valve rubber could still be passing within the brass assembly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Need advice have a ideal combi 35 that when you turn on the hot water the radiators become hot even though central heating turned off on boiler and thermostat turned off. The diverted activator valve has been changed but problem still persists.

Thanks for any suggestion.

 

Fitted loads of these boilers has have most the the engineers on here. They are fantastic but unfortunately a modification they made to the boiler ment a new divertor cartridge was fitted for a short period of time before they realised that there was an issue with them.

 

They have reverted back to the original design now but sounds like you have one of the faulty upgraded cartridges which is a mm short and cause the boiler to stick in central heating.

 

Give Ideal a call who I'm sure will be more happy to pop out and change the cartridge for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My apartment has electric heating - I don't think it's storage heaters or anything like that, just mains powered heaters in each room with a central timer that turns them on and off.

 

I need to get them repaired as none of the heaters will come on at the moment. It's not the fuse, or anything obvious like that, so it's beyond my ability to fix. Do I need a central heating repair person or an electrician for this? Sorry if this is a bit of a stupid question but searching for electrical heating repairs isn't turning up much other than DIY sites.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Theres a possibility in could be the timer/controller thats at fault and it would need replacing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I guess I need to get somebody to come out and figure out what's wrong with it. Just wasn't really sure who to phone. Guess I probably need an electrician?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.