Re: Vaillant Combi Boiler

Giff wrote:

2) All vaillants require a connection between terminals 3 and 4 to run the heating. This applies to Sines, VCWs, & Turbomaxs.
It's mains powered electrical appliance no more dangerous (less actually) to delve into (electrically) than a toaster.
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Giff wrote:

The 3,4 link should mean the boiler runs the heating all the while (when the summer/winter switch is put to
This is very basic electrics really: if 3 is connected to 4 the boiler runs the heating. You might well find that simply connected the mains to 4 will also do the same, but is best avoided since you might get odd effects. If you want thermostat as well you will take the switched output from the timer and connect to terminal 4 via the thermostat.
The timer should get its power from the L&N direct from the mains and it should conect 3&4 togther to make the heating run.
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Thanks for you help. I've wired it all up and the heating is now switched by the timer.
The only strange thing I've found is that when I switch the heating on with the timer, I can hear the boiler fire up and you can see it light. When I switch it off, the heating switches off but the boiler is still making a noise. Sounds like a fan but the fan isn't on. If I switch the heating off using the switch on the boiler then the noise goes likewise if I turn the hot tap on and then switch it off, the noise goes.
I know I didn't add this earlier but is Vaillant is a Turbomax if thats any help.
Anyone out there know what the problem might be?
Andy

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Giff wrote:

Our combi (not a Vaillant) does this too, and the noise is from the central heating pump. Even if we switch the CH off, the pump keeps on running. Using a hot tap will always shut off the CH and the pump on our system, and this is why the noise stops if we turn a hot tap on for a second or so. Maybe your system has the same logic.
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Known as overrun & takes away residual heat from the core while the burners and body cool down.
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Steve Moore wrote:

The length of time this happens for is adjustable. See the installation and servicing guide.
ON Turbomax+ models (leds + digital temp display) its done by changing a setup number in the control computer. On plain Turbomaxs (ladder of Leds) the manual simply says it is automatic (and gives no indication whether it is adjustable or not).
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