Posts by holly

Circulation Problems

Circulation Problems With all of the dissimilar metals used in heating systems (copper, steel, cast iron, brass, aluminium etc) plus the added water, electrolytic corrosion can take place and ultimately damage your system, As you can see on these two separate photos, the white speedfit pipe is fully blocked and the copper pipe is badly restricted, In both cases the customer wasn’t getting any heat to the affected radiators and partial heat to many other radiators. When a system is “sludged” up like this it also puts a strain on the boilers heat exchanger, cylinder coil, pumps, motorised valves and
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Full Heating + Hot/Cold Water Installation

When you move to a new property it can be tempting to get the paint brushes out and decorate, Install new hard wood floors and carpets and move in straight away. But what are we covering over ? 50 year old pipes? Ancient electrics?
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Boiler Service in Watford

Boiler Service in Watford A new customer hadn’t had their boiler serviced since installation. Luckily they called Space Heating for a service and we were able to identify and rectify several faults. We were horrified to see the installer had fitted the boiler flue upside down. The flue is one of the most important parts of the boiler and the manufacturers go to great lengths to explain the different flue options in the manufacturer’s instructions. Even so, I’d expect the most inexperienced installer to know which way up to the flue. There were other faults on the installation. Have you
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Do you know a good plumber?

Do you know a good plumber? This was spotted on my travels and i just had to take a picture. I don’t know how some plumbers get away with the work they produce. Its by no means vertical, barely clipped and the branch into the main stack is sagging badly. I’m assuming they charged for this?   SEE ALL POSTS
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Should I get my boiler serviced?

Found on a routine boiler service An existing customer of Space Heating wanted us to service an existing boiler in a new property they had bought. On inspection of the flue it was easy to see it hadn’t been connected to the boiler correctly. In fact i could pass a screwdriver through a gap and into the Air Intake section of the flue. This had obviously been like this since installation and there were records on site showing the boiler had been serviced several times by different companies over the years. A warning notice was issued and the boiler made safe by
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Stored water in a loft

Stored water in a loft Would you brush your teeth in this? No, not knowingly but one of my new customers had been. A cold water storage vessel (c.w.s.v.) should be fitted correctly and to current regulations. A lid is a must, not a piece of wood or some polystyrene but a fitted lid which is made for that c.w.s.v. Also it should be sized correctly to make sure there is enough stored water for your needs but not too much where it could become stagnant. At this property there were two vessels connected together which held too much water
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