We have a (approx. 16 year old) Ideal Elan boiler. We seem to have a
intermittent problem in that the pilot light will go out every now an
then. Sometimes it relights straight away using the normal process
Other times it refuses to relight, I give up and come back half an hou
later and it then relights straight away. Other times it will relight,
flick the switch so the boiler fires up, then fairly shortly after th
whole thing will go out again. On watching the flame when it does sta
lit and then fires up, I tend to see a bit of pulsing or turbulence i
the main flame then it goes out.
Did think perhaps it coincided with particularly windy days and may b
a problem with a draft getting back in, but has happened today an
there's not a breath of a breeze!