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543 Questions: Gas Work

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is it worth me selling off my old copper cylinder?

i am going to have a new combi boiler installed and i was wondering how much i could fetch for the cylinder and pipework and is worth me selling or letting the trademan taking it.

Ychow_61 10th Oct, 2011 Gas Work
11 Answers u91
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My gas boiler is making a lot of noise when it is working

I have a Potteron Flamingo 50s, that is make a lot of noise when in use, it is reasonable quiet just after it is turned on then after a minute or so the clanking and banging noises start and they are quite loud but the volume does die down over time.

I suspect it is quite old and being in a rented property I doubt it has been maintained properly. I was just wondering if this is something I need to be worried about or is it just normal for a boiler of this type/age?

Also if I did want to get my landlord to fix it what should I be telling him he needs to get done?

Thanks for you help!

Yflamingo 19th Feb, 2011 Gas Work
5 Answers u36
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why wont builder give me his gas safe registration stuff???

he was hired by the agent for my property but is fobbing me off by saying im busy i need to check see if i can give you builders number but never had a problem before i recently found out he is gas regestered but the hse want to investigate his work i have had another heating engineer out today who is refusing to touch it it has been condemend twice and my estate agent is saying just cause they hired doesnt means its there fault that carbon minoxide and gas were leaking into the property but if they hired him shouldnt they have made sure it was safe and if they do have a safety certificate then why was it condemend twice ????? the man in question is gas safe but has just bodged the job i had another heating specialist (proper company not cowboy) who said they wouldnt touch it with a barge pole its that dangerous i had to force them to do something and now the company saying well the man in question never worked for us we just contracted him in so we arent kliable for the work he does meaning i cant do a thing about the company i havre now had to have my house torn apart plaster ripped off floor boards up and i havent been able to live at home for a week i have too kids and the company havent even offered alternate accomadation i have to stay at my mums in a box room with too kids and hse havent came out yet to respond to my 10 emails and 11 phone calls

Ysamlp24 26th Jan, 2012 Gas Work
7 Answers u36
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Removal/replacement of gas fire with back boiler

We are looking at buying a property that has a wall mounted gas fire with back boiler supplying radiator heating and domestic hot water.

The gas fire is not that attractive and due to the back boiler I am guessing we can't just take it off.

What options do we have? Can we replace the ugly fire or have nothing there? What is the cost of this and is it a big job?

I would guess the walls are around 6 metres wide as the dimensions of the lounge and kitchen added together make 5.92m.

Yheathershouse 22nd Feb, 2011 Gas Work
5 Answers u19
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Gas fireplace - regulation regarding ventilation

Hello, I recently bought a flat with a gas fireplace which is supposed to be working. I called a Gas Safe engineer to confirm it and show me how to use it and he said it is not in line with regulations and to do so I would need 1) to do a big whole in my wall and put a ventilation grid, so that there is permanently air coming into the flat and 2) fix the plate the closes the liner permanently so that it is always open ( right now I can move it so it closes/opens the liner).
I am really surprised: why would I need to permanently keep the liner open and not just when I use the fireplace? And why would I have to get a massive hole in my wall all year round? I don't want any cold air to come in in winter!
I am confused. May thanks in advance for your advices!

Can I just replace the gas system? I quite light the fireplace like this. If yes, what other gas system would not require me getting a big hole in my wall?
Many thanks again this is really usefull (although I still don't understand why this ventilation must be maintained all year round and not just when we actually use the fireplace!).

Yfloorandwallwork 30th Jul, 2011 Gas Work
3 Answers u14
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Is it possible to get a gas safe certificate for an already installed boiler?

I recently had an extension built and the plumber, although gas safe registered, failed to issue me with a gas safe certificate for some reason. I didn't notice until I recently tried to have the extension signed off, and appear to have lost the plumbers contact details. Is it possible to have another plumber issue a gas safe certificate (obviously for a fee) ?

Ym_w_court 24th Jun, 2011 Gas Work
6 Answers u14
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how much will i pay for fitting of combi boiler?

I am looking to replace my old boiler with a combi boiler in a mid-terrace 2 bed house. i am going to buy the boiler, just need someone to fit it and take out the old boiler and associated bits. so how much are we talking here? i also want to fit a new solid fuel fire instead of the current gas one, am i right in thinking that the fire will have to come out as part of the central heating change anyway?

Yelfprincess 2nd Apr, 2011 Gas Work
6 Answers u14
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how much should it cost to remove a back boiler and replace it with a good combi boiler?

Ground floor 2 bed flat.
If I wanted the boiler put onto a kitchen wall, what damage would that cause?

Ypaulaf 15th Apr, 2011 Gas Work
8 Answers u13
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how much should it cost to get a dual fuel range cooker installed?

Ymissmkxxx 3rd Mar, 2011 Gas Work
2 Answers u10
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do you need a gas safe egineer to disconnect non mains gas supply?

Hi, my brother owns a caravan, but needs the floor boards replacing so needs to take the kitchen out in order to do so and as a result needs to disconect the cooker also. The caravan is run on propane cylinder gas bottles and he has been told by a guy at the calor gas place that because it is not mains gas, then he can do this himself. However, he has also been told by a gas safe engineer, that it can only be done by a gas safe engineer, So he's confused to what the correct answer is and if he can do it himself then he would obviously prefer too.
what is the right answer???
any help would be appreciated.
cheers

Yohdannyboy 29th May, 2011 Gas Work
6 Answers u10
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