PLUMBING HEEEEEEELLLLLPPPPP...........!!!

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  1. P UNIT Tha Mac Daddy Pimp Mo Fo Super Moderators

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    Lads any plumbers in the house???

    Or anyone who knows anything about central heating and all that shit.

    My circulating pump has just started making a noise, not dissimilar to a phone vibrating on hard surface.

    We have switched the heating off but in this poxy weather we will have to switch it back on with two litluns tucked up in bed.

    Any suggestions/help greatly appreciated.

    One of these if that helps.

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    have you had a look on that Fix.Ya site mate?

    sorted out my thermostat alright
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    Gonna go make sure no air in any of the rads now........BLEED it BLUD.
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    No air..........!!! Hmmmmmmmmm!!!
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    erm ..... I am no plumber but some years ago , I had a similar problem , they are not expensive to buy and fairly easy to fit .

    Can't you unscrew the brass looking screw on the front and squirt some engine oil in there for the time being ? , if you undo it you can see a screw inside there turning ?

    On the left hand side as you look at the foto is a 3 position switch , try turning it down ?
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    Im no expert, If the pump is outside it may have frozen up, I would get a heating engineer tbh.
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    Was yours fooked then mate?

    Is it safe leaving it on? Got kiddies to keep warm etc.

    Thanks for the help.
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    You reckon its been working its tits off because of the cold weather and decided to give up on me.
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    If it was me I would get it changed . but you could try turning it down or oiling the spinning screw under that brass screw ?
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    HAVE YOU TRIED ADJUSTING THE SPEED FOR NOW, damn caps sorry, just to see if that makes a difference?
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    Try it tomorrow mate.

    I will get it looked at next week but I ain't paying out weekend emergency rates fook that...!!!

    Jumpers for everyone this weekend, or find some friends with working heating.

    Sat afternoon bown the boozer watching the footy is a fookin given now I reckon.
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    Right just switched the heating on to see if a few hours rest cured it........ Didn't..!!!

    Switched it to speed 2 previously 3 and it was a lot quieter. So went for speed 1 and it went silent..........

    Left it a minute and then went up to speed two.......... Silent.

    Went for 3........... At the moment of typing..... Silent.
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    nice one, hopefully at least the weekend will be warm mate
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    How easy to fit [MENTION=5260]Rev John Ripsher[/MENTION]???

    I am a pig tit fingered Neanderthal of the highest caliber.

    Biggest achievement so far is a toilet cistern.

    Is this beyond me?
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    Try hitting it, that usually works with everything else?
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    Broken wrist from hitting things/people...!!!

    Didn't work anyway.

    About an hour in and all seems ok.

    Will book an engineer next week I reckon.
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    This guy agrees.....

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    Are you insinuating I should resort to racial abuse in order to fix my heating...???

    Or stealing something...???
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    Have had a similar problem in the last few days. My system was making a grinding noise, however.
    Try putting the boiler on a lower flame, see if that does anything.

    Plumber came round today, took out the tank (obviously put the fooker back, of course) and removed a two inch layer of sludge. So far, it seems to have worked, though I'm not counting my chickens just yet.
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    Just to add that the plumber was here for four hours. He put some fluid (the quantity about the same as a small milk bottle) into the system, which is apparently designed to quieten it down. Total cost of labour and fluid was £125. Not that bad actually.

    As I said, hopefully the problem doesn't come back, because then it may require the whole system to be flushed. And that would cost around £500:eek:11:

    As for the sludge, it was a disgusting sight. Looked as if someone had taken a laxative and had a massive dump in the tank.:117:
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    er........ NO !
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    [MENTION=844]P UNIT 1980[/MENTION]

    Right , I dunno how much you earn ( hopefully lots ) but most pumps will work absolutely fine at speed 2 , and it will reduce your bills , make sure you feel all the rads to make sure they are all still hot .
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    only advice i can give is, dont fook with plumbing or electrics unless u really know wat ur doin.....thats how houses get burnt down/flooded lol

    seriously tho we got a guy to put in oil heating years ago and he managed to turn our elctric shower into a lighning bolt.....wen we eventually got a proper spark to sort it he said it was a miracle that no was electocuted in the shower and the house hadnt burnt down lol
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    Safest way is get homecare from BGas or similar, they do cover for breakdowns etc.
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    P, find a service manual on line, for it, or for something similar and give it a good servicing, Rev said about oil. thats good. but ask yourself when was the last time it got serviced.

    Dont push your luck over the weekend. the noise is a warning. Keep it on 2 and dont stress it. but to me, a handyman, not trained, the noise means overdue servicing. Anything with moving parts needs servicing.

    If all else fails, dip down to BnQ and get some plug in radiators, always good in a back up.

    Good luck fella.

    COYS
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    depends if you called it a piece of shit boiler, OR a piece of shit heating system? there is a difference you see lmao
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    Quick bit of advice...when u are topping up the Rads...do it when the system is cold... bleed the complete system and re pressurize again to 1.5 bar...that will rule out air in the system.
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  28. P UNIT Tha Mac Daddy Pimp Mo Fo Super Moderators

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    Thanks lads keeping out the gaff in the hope it burns down while we are out!!!

    No heating while we are in or none while we are sleeping so I know whats going on.

    Getting an engineer out next week.
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    Put a jumper on over that vest you tart lil, nah mate hope it's sorted soon bleeding nightmare
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