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596 Questions: Central Heating
Hi, replacing bedroom radiator for my daughter, current size 1900mm which is proving difficult to replace. Is it possible to replace with 1800mm and use some kind of extension? Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
- Ygeoff_57 21st Jul, 2013 Central Heating
i have been looking at underfloor heating and i will get a professional to fit it as im not confident to do this big job. i have found what i want and prices seem very reasonable. I want to use this in addition to my normal central heating just to take the edge off the freezing cold floor in winter months, because as soon as i stand on it the cold gets to my feet and it takes ages to get rid of it, even with shoes on!
i have the following questions:
firstly i assume it would be ok to fit to the concrete floor and then use self leveling cement stuff on the floor? if this is ok can i have a good quality vinyl over this? i dont want to use floor tiles as thats what i have now and i would prefer vinyl its a lot easier to fit and can replace easily when its worn.
is there a lower temp limit? i.e. on some heating systems (old ones mostly) you have to set the thermostat 20c or above or it wont really do anything. i was thinking using the floor heating at 10-15c which will take the edge off a cold floor.
lastly is it expensive to run? can you give me any comparisons to other electrical items that would be about the same to run as electric underfloor heating please?
- Ytotalguy 10th Mar, 2013 Central Heating
i think my daughters filled- the water heating , but no central heating- how can i just go back to the factory settings, to erase whatev she may have fiddled with
1- poured water on outside pipe and its not frozen
2- pressure is on the green mark.
3-- all lights 2 green oens and one big blue under the round knob-- all are on- nothing blinking.
4-- iv tried pressing the + and - button on the settings button together to get it to go back to original settings but i dont know if it worked
5- thermostat is on 30 and shows the flame sign but still heating not coming on.
6- its a greenstar combiboiler around 6 years old.
please help ! its getting freezing cold and we have no heating !
- Yraviswamy 19th Dec, 2012 Central Heating
Can a plumber or heating Engineer give me some advice on what "in their opinion" is the best "Tilting" or "Drop down" radiator system on the market at this present time?
- Yrad_70 28th Nov, 2012 Central Heating
Can anyone help with this problem. I had a new bathroom fitted in 2010 and the Tall Chrome Towel Rail Radiator had some green showing shortly after installation, now The Valve has gone and there is a leak. I have turned off the valve but it will need to be replaced, what should the cost be approx.
Also resealing where the end pipes are attached to floor tiles?
The seal around Bath and Shower area is poor and it is very wide, off colour and unslightly, again an approx estimate would be appreciated
- Yfogarty 23rd Oct, 2012 Central Heating
I live on the first floor. I would like to install an air conditioning unit in the living room. I saw on eBay a few unit i like but it seem difficult to install. What type of tradesman i need to hire and what is the average price they charge for installation?
- Ycyrus_58 17th Aug, 2012 Central Heating
Hi anyone who can help.
I've been having heating problems since day one in my private rental. I'm an electrician with very little knowledge of heating systems. I'll run through what I know.
I have a gas boiler in the loft (Ideal Mexico), radiators with trv's fitted. A water tank downstairs with a two port motorised valve and pump fitted by it.
It's all controlled by a controller in the kitchen.
The issue I have is the timer can be set up to come on at intervals and works fine. Only thing is for the heating to come on the hot water also has to be on. The boiler won't fire up without water being set to on. The heaters come on and fire up to full temp during the day but fail to heat up at night when it's coldest. My guess is the boiler stops heating them once the tank is up to its optimal temp.
The landlord has sent a plumber up who got the heaters up and running (during the day) and reported no fault.
Any info or ideas would be appreciated as we have a newborn and 10 year old and we live in Scotland!
- Yrobertdundee 6th Dec, 2013 Central Heating
I had a new combi boiler installed recently and the boiler is losing pressure. The installer is claiming there is no leak in the system and the cause must be a leak in the mains pipe TO the boiler. He wants to charge me an hourly rate to investigate. Could this be the cause? OR is it more likely an unseen leak somewhere in the CH system? How do I go about getting him to check for this under warranty - he installed the boiler, a number of radiators and checked the entire system as part of the quote. He also 'high pressure' cleansed the system as part of the installation.
- Ycjrees 6th Dec, 2013 Central Heating
Hi, I'm wanting to change my bathroom radiator (bog standard double) to a smaller 2 column rad. The width of the column rad is smaller. Can my existing pipework be altered to accommodate this or is it a lot of hassle? Thanks!
- Ydjlinco666 5th Dec, 2013 Central Heating
We have just had a condensing boiler fitted in the old airing cupboard - it has been hung on a plasterboard wall. When the heating is on, it sounds like there is an aeroplane above the house. Apparently there are 2 RSJs in the floor under the boiler - one just in front of it and one just behind where the stud wall it is hung in is.
The guys suggest that the stud wall is rebuilt and soundproofing boards are used. They have already tried insulating the pipes. Could this work? I don't want to pay for this additional work and nothing happens.
Any suggestions would be very welcome!
- Yruthie_21 4th Dec, 2013 Central Heating
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