Central Heating Watch 2017

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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby mumbles87 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:17 am

standard rules apply in this house

the heating normal comes back on October half term, useful for drying washing for sure!

might come on earlier this year depending on babies room temp

underfloor heating in the downstairs loo will come on in a week or so because its the only source of heat in that room.. its sort of in the porch with a thinner wall than rest of house so it is normally 12 degree in there... the underfloor heating comes on and stays on until mid may keeps it around 16 degrees which isnt much warmer but its better than freezing your nuts off when having a dump
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby jastons on Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:34 am

Remember to bleed the radiators and top up the water pressure :thup:
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:35 am

jastons wrote:Remember to bleed the radiators and top up the water pressure :thup:


Top up the water pressure? Is that a separate action I've neglected to carry out, or do you mean "bleed your rads, which will top up the pressure"?
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby ageing hammer on Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:07 am

Bunch of sissys, you lot get 28 degree heatwaves in the summer and us over here in Ireland only get 16.

we are taking all the **** the atlantic is throwing at Europe and we are the buffer stopping you lot getting really cold and windy weather all the time.

We just numb the cold with whiskey and guinness, why do you think every second building over here is a pub.

You should be thanking us Paddys, :D
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby The Gibbins on Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:34 am

The only time i care for heating is when getting out of bed on a cold winter morning, and that first step out of the shower.

Any other time of day im fine with a jumper or warm clothes indoors. I'm just rubbish at getting up in the morning and if its cold when i get out of the covers I'm even worse.
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby djclipz on Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:02 pm

^^ A heated floor in the bathroom is luxury!! Something quite nice about it when you are sat there taking a dump too.
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby Wembley1966 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:11 pm

My eldest has been hinting about having the heating on but it can wait until October, by which times she's back at university. The problem is that the student houses they live in have all the utilities included in the rent so that means that their heating is on constantly - to the point where they have all the windows open when it gets too hot!

I'm glad it's not just me wearing slippers at home. I live in them and I'm not bothered if they don't go well with my shorts and t-shirt. If I didn't wear them the dog would be chewing them.
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby davids cross on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:40 pm

The principle that you don't put the central heating on till a specific date.

What a load of old bolllox........Image

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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby jastons on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:46 pm

Taken from the Baxi website

Once you've bled the radiators, check the pressure gauge on your boiler. If the pressure is too low you'll need to repressurise the boiler.
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:48 pm

Nice one! Will do some looking tonight. Then I will be calling a heating engineer tomorrow when I bugger it all up.
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby peter49uk on Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:44 pm

^^^^ that's only if you have a pressurised system, e.g. a combi boiler
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:05 pm

Ah, I have an old skool job with a water tank in the bathroom. Our kitchen fitter was trying to talk us into replacing it with a combi, but I'm not convinced it's worth the expense.
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby -DL- on Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:44 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Ah, I have an old skool job with a water tank in the bathroom. Our kitchen fitter was trying to talk us into replacing it with a combi, but I'm not convinced it's worth the expense.


I remember when we switched from old type to Combi. As well as having nigh on endless supply of instant hot water, and heating that got hot considerably quicker thus warming the house up much quicker, my gas bills plummeted. Easily halved.

It's definitely worth the expense. You only heat the hot water you use, unlike the old tanks where you heat a tank and only use some of it (very little of it) and what you don't use cools down and gets reheated again - or gets cooled by cold water going in to it as your emptying it.

For a penny pinching old miser like you, I'm surprised you've not already done it :D
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:56 pm

Quotes of 3.5k to 4k to remove the water tank, flush and pressure check the pipes and install a new boiler in the bathroom (currently in the kitchen) - we also have a shower in the loft extension fed by a pump and that'd need rebuild work too. To save £200 a year or so just isn't worth it. I'm only swapping out the old boiler now because we're looking at a new kitchen, otherwise I'd keep it ticking over until it packs in.
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby chelmsfordhammer91 on Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:48 pm

I've got a combi and we've been in our house just over two years now.

I've never bled a radiator, sounds like I will have to do it soon though? The pressure gauge on the boiler is spot on though when off and heated so is it something I 'have' to do?
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby peter49uk on Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:55 pm

If the rads are hot all over and the gauge is showing correct all should be ok
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby wolf359 on Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:59 pm

Cold opp'Norf today but no heating on here, just a large glass of red wine and a jumper.
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby chelmsfordhammer91 on Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:29 pm

peter49uk wrote:If the rads are hot all over and the gauge is showing correct all should be ok


Cheers :thup:

They were all fine earlier this year when the heating was on so will check again when it gets too cold that we put it back on.

I take it then that they don't need to be bled every year? And can be a good few years without a bleed if all is working as it should?
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby Monkeybubbles on Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:18 pm

It's on, mother****ers.
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Re: Central Heating Watch 2017

Postby jevs on Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:35 am

4 degrees C driving to work yesterday morning in Ditchling, Sussex. Hand was hovering over the switch but it stayed off.
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