Guidance on restarting boiler


Old 08-27-14, 11:59 PM
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Guidance on restarting boiler

Hi Guys, looking for a bit of support and guidance. I'll try to be brief.

About 2 months ago my boiler (system with hot water tank) stopped providing "hot" water - it was still kind of like warm sometimes. I called the emergency cover guy who came out and issued me with a notice and basically condemned my boiler. His whole reason - because my boiler unit didn't have it's white cover on. It's 20 years old and didn't have one when we moved in. I can't remember the exact phrasing, but it isn't a risk unless you carry out work on it or something. After he left I turned off the water supply into the water tank and drained it.

Now, as the weather has turned we want to start using the boiler again, as I've not scraped enough money together to replace it. Is there any specific steps I need to follow to restart it? Turn the water back on , then the boiler etc?

The heating aspect has always worked fine, it's just the water tank heat that has given up the ghost - I'm going to have a butchers at the thermostat to see if there is anything I can do. Any suggestion?

Thanks in advance

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Old 08-28-14, 06:27 AM
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If the service person condemned it then we cannot guide you on restarting the boiler... Safety reasons ...

Old 08-28-14, 07:00 AM
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I would like more information...

First, what is the make/model of the boiler?

Are you in the USA? or UK ?

Can you show us a photograph of the boiler without the 'white cover' on it?

I wonder if the technician also tried to sell you a new boiler ? In the USA, this seems to be a fairly common tactic... condemn the boiler in order to sell a new one. more $$ out of your pocket and into theirs.

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