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Worcester ( (listen) WUUS-tər) is a city in, and county seat of, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, Worcestershire, England, as of the 2020 Census the city's population was 206,518, making it the second-most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Boston, 50 miles (80 km) east of Springfield and 40 miles (64 km) north-northwest of Providence. Due to its location near the geographic center of Massachusetts, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth;" a heart is the official symbol of the city.
Worcester developed as an industrial city in the 19th century due to the Blackstone Canal and rail transport, producing machinery, textiles and wire. Large numbers of European immigrants made up the city's growing population. However, the city's manufacturing base waned following World War II. Long-term economic and population decline was not reversed until the 1990s, when higher education, medicine, biotechnology, and new immigrants started to make their mark. The city's population has grown by 28% since 1980, reaching a new all-time high in the 2020 census and experiencing urban renewal.
Modern Worcester is known for its diversity and large immigrant population, with significant communities of Vietnamese, Brazilians, Albanians, Puerto Ricans, Ghanaians, Dominicans, and others. 22% of Worcester's population was born outside the United States. A center of higher education, it is home to eight separate colleges and universities, including Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and Clark University. Architecturally, Worcester is notable for its large number of 19th century triple-decker houses, Victorian-era mill architecture, and lunch car diners such as Miss Worcester.
Worcester is the principal city of Central Massachusetts, and is a regional government, employment and transportation hub. Since the 1970s, and especially after the construction of Route 146 and interstates 90, 495, 190, 290, and 395, both Worcester and its surrounding towns have become increasingly integrated with Boston's suburbs. The Worcester region now marks the western periphery of the Boston-Worcester-Providence (MA-RI-NH) U.S. Census Combined Statistical Area (CSA), or Greater Boston.

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    Worcester greenstar heatslave ii central heating problem

    Hi I have an oil worcester bosch greenstar heatslave ii combi boiler. It's about 5 years old. The problem I have is when the thermostat calls for the central heating to come on. Most of the time the boiler light will come on, the boiler might fire up for a couple of seconds then the light will...
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    Worcester Bosch Fault code P3

    A customer rang this morning, says they have a intermittent fault on the boiler P3. Its a Worcester CDI30 I think from a past visit. I did quote for a new boiler 10 months ago, but the old one is still hanging in there. I looked on line as I don't have the book with me. Any suggestions? He says...
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    New Worcester Bosch startup whooshing sound

    Hi We just had a WB Greenstar 8000 Life 30kW System installed in the loft, and every morning when the heating comes on, the very first thing the boiler does is emit a loud whooshing of water away from the boiler, which results in what sounds like a bucket of water being chucked into the...
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    Selling brand new Worcester flue kit

    As new, unopened (ordered in error) Worcester - 80/125mm condensfit telescopic flue kit £110 o.n.o, can post out nationwide no extra cost
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    Can I pair up 2 Santon Cylinders with this new Worcester Boiler?

    Hi all Bit of a story here. We moved into our house in March 2021 and had lots of jobs to do. On buying the house we were told that the current Boiler was not fit for purpose and we received a £2,500 rebate off the house price so we could get a new boiler fitted. So, the new Boiler was...
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    Help with Worcester 35CDi

    Help with Worcester 35CDi boiler? Heating light is clicking on and off (heating not working) pilot light seems to be off? Have taken a video.
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    Worcester grecnstar burner seal (servicing)

    Hi all, Just curious - how often do you all replace the burner seal on a Worcester Greenstar during servicing? Assuming all is well with combustion levels, pressure test, etc. (As without X-ray vision, one obviously can't see the state of it until you take it apart). Thanks everyone, Jennie
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    Hot water from Worcester Bosch Greenstar30i combi

    I have a newly installed Worcester Bosch greenstar 30i combi boiler. When i have the downstairs hot tap fully open, the upstairs hot water bath tap has very little flow. Is this a boiler problem, or is it down to the water pipe configuration, ie the downstairs tap is the easiest path for the hot...
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    Why is my Worcester Bosch 24i making this noise?

    Hello All. I have a Worcester Bosch 24i RSF (NG) that until recently has been working ok (not superb, but does it’s job). What is happening is there is a noise that I can only describe (through my years of working on cars) as, as if it is boiling and knocking maybe “kettling”. This is...
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    New Boiler to replace a old Worcester 35CDi II

    Hi All, Last night i discovered my Worcester 35CDi II was leaking, I had a new expansion vessel fitted in may as the old one had failed along with a new PRV. I think it is probably about time to replace the boiler given it was installed when the house was built in 2002 so is approaching 20...
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    Which Worcester boiler?

    Hi - I have been given 2 options of boiler to fit in my small flat, a Worcester 2000 combi or a Worcester 28 compact. The W 2000 is £150 cheaper with 6 year guarantee and the compact has 10 year. I have read the later on repair costs on the 2000 are lower as it easier to work on, I would be...
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    How to check water psi on a Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Life 40c ?

    How do you check the water pressure on a Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Life 40c? I've searched online but cannot find any help on our boiler
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    Worcester Greenstar Boiler flu position conform?

    Hi everyone, I have searched on the forum and read many of existing thread however I am not still confident I found all info for my personal case, if someone could help. I am in the process of buying a house and the surveyor identified that the boiler flu might be too close to a opening...
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    Worcester Greenstar Boiler- Low pressure

    Hi I am really struggling with my boiler. Keep losing pressure for the last week. I have to top up at least 3-4 times a day. No signs of a leak. Converted the garage 2 months ago, but this is happening now- not sure whether it could be a leak there or its the boiler. Isolated the boiler from...
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    Worcester 28cdi (old type) Guess the Noise

    Ok, following on from my drain tap thread, does anyone have an opinion about this vibration noise. It started a few days ago there's no lockout or fault code and everything works as it should except for the noise. I fancy it's the pump but as they go for about £150 I want to be as sure as i can...
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    Boiler drain taps on Worcester 28cdi (old type) not draining

    Hi all, new to the forum, I have an old style Worcester 28cdi that I need to drain down to investigate some vibration noise. (i'll be asking opinions about that once the youtube video has finished uploading), meantime my question is; when you open the boiler drain taps, nothing happens. does...
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    Bosch Worcester Gr8300iw 30 C pressure loss and temperature

    Have just moved home and had a Worcester Bosch Greenstar Life Gr8300iw 30 C installed. It has a thermostat which I had turned down low overnight (but not that low, 18 degrees C) and found the pressure had dropped to something like 0.3 bar the next morning. I topped it up but since then the same...
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    Worcester Bosch 8000 Lifestyle 30kW : Disparity in pressure readings

    I require to change a slow leaking TRV on the lounge radiator and have a replacement available but I am slightly mystified by the boiler readings etc. The model is a Worcester Bosch 8000 Lifestyle 30kW. Pressing the electronic keys on the front panel shows digital readings of the prevailing...
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    Bosch Worcester Junior 28I pressure loss

    Hi all, anyone give any advice regarding our Bosch Worcester Junior 28I .... I have to keep re pressuring it every two weeks ( drops to 0.6- I put it back upto 1.2 and then it drops after 2 weeks). Expansion vessel was re-pressured earlier this year by the installer . It is in warranty until the...
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    Worcester Junior 24i

    I have a worcester 24i boiler i have no room thermostat/programmer, i have to run up and down stairs to turn it on and off, i know i can get a mechanical programmer but i want a wireless units. Is there one for this boiler. Many thanks
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