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    New oil fired boiler is a new tank required

    My daughter wanted a quote for a replacement oil fired boiler. The heating engineer who she knows and trusts says that the existing tank is too close to the flue outlet and is not a double skin tank. He says that he is not allowed to replace the boiler unless she moves the position of the tank...
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    Advice please about fitting mixer shower from Worcester Bosch 25/ 32 heatslave oil combi

    Hello everyone. Looking for comments/advice please about my wife's latest request... Which is to remove the existing bath from an upstairs bathroom (apparently we don't like it anymore!) and replace it with a shower. The hot water is from an external oil combi also feeding a second bathroom...
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    Delivery access to oil tank.

    Hi everyone. This is to do with a house not yet bought; the oil access issue may well be a deal-breaker. The house in question has its oil tank in the back garden. Oil deliveries have historically been made via the integral garage which has a door at the back which leads into an extension...
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    Linking oil boilers to solar Pv panels

    Hi all. I am thinking about how to get the most from pv panels. I have a worcester Green star oil Combi boiler about 5 years old. If I install a mains pressure immersion tank can I convert the boiler to a non combi type? And heat the water in the tank with the boiler. Also is it possible to...
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    Navien and Worcester Oil Boilers

    Hi all My sister is in the process of getting quotes for the installation of an oil central heating system (rural Cornwall) in an old house where none currently exists. For obvious reasons she is having trouble getting anyone out to quote at the moment apart from one local contractor. He has...
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    URGENT hounsfield oil boilers any good

    I would like heating engineers opinion on hounsfield oil boilers. Are they any good?
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    Oil Tank cut off solenoid

    Is it acceptable to place a cut off solenoid valve on the output of an elevated oil tank? Reasoning being that the oil pipe goes into the house to feed the boiler, should there be a leak within the house theres a chance it may be more likely to be noticed when the boiler is on than off. So the...
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    URGENT Worcester Heatslave 15/19 Oil Combi Boiler Pressure

    My boiler pressure gauge is at zero so the boiler is not firing up. I thought I heard a small water leak in the wall near the boiler the other night, just before this happened, but the leak has now stopped. I have been reading other posts to try to find a solution and I've hunted everywhere...
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    Oil boiler diagram opinions?

    Wondering if anyone has any views on the following attempted diagram of my heating system. There are no room thermostats, the heating is either on or off and the circulation pump comes on and off depending on the thermostat thats placed at the bottom output of the water cylinder coil We have an...
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    Oil fired boiler burner shuts down after running normally for five minutes.

    Hi, I'm having problems with my oil fired central heating boiler. Its a Panda II with an Electro Oil burner fitted with a Danfoss oil pump. The problem- The burner fires up normally as per, and the flame is well established, however after seven minutes it flames out and then locks out after the...
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    URGENT Camray 5 oil burner warning lights meaning

    Need help deciphring these lights on a camray 5 oil burner. What do they mean ? I can't get the flow to heat up the water storage cylinder . The motorized valve won't open . Any ideas or suggestions on the subject ? 1588106893
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    Advice on oil boiler thermostats

    I've got a problem with an oil boiler overheating the water, I have a solution and if anybody has any relevant advice, I'd be obliged. I have a Firebird 90S oil boiler, which was installed about 10yrs ago. It has a Cordice 542788 thermostat fitted, which has a range of 60-90c apparently. The...
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    Can I get a flue diverter for a non condensing oil fired boiler ?

    Hi I have moved into a older semi bungalow it contains a Boulter 50/70 non condensing oil fired boiler the flue is illegal as far as I know being about 6" from the semi next door anfor about 6 " from ground level. Not only that the neighbours next door complained in the past about the smell so...
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    Help/advice please... (Grant) Kerosine boiler question

    Hi, My regular plumber is a good guy but getting reponse from my regular plumber (and the previous one) where I live is rubbish at the best of times. And in the current climate, getting anyone else is proving (understandably) impossible The valve, circled in white in the attached pic is...
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    HRM Wallstar 15/20 oil boiler cutting out

    I have an HRM Wallstar 15/20 boiler that is cutting out once or twice a day. It has a bubble in the oil pump suction hose. I have replaced the nozzle and oil filter element recently and checked and sealed joints in the suction pipe but bubbles still enter the transparent hose. In the past air...
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    SS twin-wall flue with condensing oil boiler

    Hi Forum, I am about to start the process of removing a wood pellet boiler and replacing it with a Grant Vortex Eco 15-21kW Utility condensing oil boiler. Flue currently in use is Staovax XQ Stainles twin-wall system, Stovax's manual states "For use with both commercial and domestic high...
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    Seized oil pump yet again

    Had a new boiler fitted 6 months ago only to discover water in my oil tank which resulted in seized pump. Just had another fill of oil and yet again more water and another seized pump. Can these seized pumps be reconditioned? I guess a new oil tank the only solution. Any advice/guidance much...
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    Dual Thermostat Wiring

    Hi guys, can anyone advise where I can get wiring diagram / instructions for a Thermomess dual thermostat. There are examples on line but not for this make of stat. Think its Italion
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    Bunded 1000ltr plastic domestic oil tank leaking from inner to outer skin

    Hi, our Bunded 1000ltr plastic domestic oil tank leaking from inner to outer skin, was installed, as part of a new-build, in 2016, to supply a boiler. When getting it refilled last week, the delivery driver pointed out that the outer skin was bowing out slightly and advised me to check it. I...
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    Leaking oil tank from compression fitting

    Had a leak on oil tank pipe fitting landlords plumber has said leak was due to small elevation on back of tank “brick” I know it’s bad practice not disputing that but I say olive was never fitted correctly as it’s loose on pipe please see attached vid any opinions would be appreciated

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