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How to Install Your Own Central Heating System

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Your 20-Point Plan Installing a central-heating system is a job which can cause major domestic upheaval if not tackled carefully and systematically. Work to a definite plan, have everything to hand, and complete each stage before proceeding to the next. … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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Central Heating Repairs: The Programmer

CHECKING THE PROGRAMMER It’s not possible to repair a programmer, so if it proves to be faulty it must be replaced. But first, make sure the connections between the programmer and its backing plate are sound. ♦ Turn off the … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by admin
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Central Heating Repairs: Checking the Thermostats

CHECKING THE ROOM THERMOSTAT One of the first things to check on a room thermostat is that nothing in the immediate environment is triggering the heat sensor. Strong sunlight or a nearby fan heater will trip it prematurely, turning the … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by admin
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Central Heating Repairs: System Controls

CENTRAL HEATING REPAIRS – CONTROLS Gas and oil-fired ‘wet’ (ie. water-circulating) central heating systems rely on a series of electrical controls to turn the boiler on and off and monitor the output of heat or hot water. If one or … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by admin
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Central Heating Repairs: Easy to Follow Guide

CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM Although water-filled (‘wet’) central heating systems vary widely in design, most work on the same basic principle and share the same basic problems. The majority of faults are easy to trace, and many can be put right … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by admin
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Central Heating Problems: Fix Them Yourself

CIRCULATION PROBLEMS 1- NOISE Most noises in heating systems can be traced to one of two things: Scale build-up on the insides of the pipes and the boiler heat exchanger is particularly common in hard water areas. The symptoms are … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by admin
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How to Drain a Central Heating System

DRAINING AND FLUSHING THE SYSTEM Draining the central heating water from the system is done via the system drain cock. Normally there is only one — fitted on the boiler or one of the lowest radiators — but systems with … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by admin
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