Don't panic, I'm not about to start playing with the gas boiler.
My mother who lives about 160 miles away has had problems with her gas combi boiler. It's under a maintainance contract and after replacing the circuit board, the boiler has come to life but seem reluctant to stay lit. The latest fitter to attend will be returning next week after it stopped working about three hours after he left.
My mother told him that when it lit sometines it made a very loud noise and the flame went out. On hearing this the fitter examined the boiler and came to the conclusion that some kind of switch should have been fitted when the boiler was installed but hadn't been.
He's planning to return next week and fit the switch and supposedly since the switch should have been in place, there will be a charge - naturally expensive through the company, cheap cash in hand.
These things tend to make me wonder what is going on, but unfortunately with a 300 mile round trip I can't keep too close an eye on things.
Given this 'chinese whispers' situation any ideas what this guy might be on about with regard to the missing switch (or is the whole thing a load of nonsense)?