Over the summer rather we have just turned the CH thermostat right down so
that the rads never get warm.
Is there any difference between doing this and setting the timer too 'off'
and is one method preferable to the other ?
No particular reason I ask, it just came up in conversation today.
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There is no attachment. You have broken software.
Stuart has a line in his sig that starts with 'begin'. It is well known
that OE, for example, assumes that starts an attachment even when the
rest of the line bears no resemblance to the start of an attachment.
Stuart is probably doing it just to be awkward...quite a few people do.
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 01:28:50 GMT, "BigWallop"
There isn't one. As the plain text says: "OE is broken read MS
knowledgebase Q265230", which is at
It's my default signature, which I forgot to change before posting
here :( OT, so FU set to poster.
- Stuart Millington ALL HTML e-mail rejected -
Probably no difference if you use an OFF switch on the timer.
Some boilers go through an excercise routine every 24 hours if
there hasn't been any call for heat, e.g. run the pump for a
few seconds, to help ensure nothing ceases up over a long period
of non-use. If you disconnect all power from the system, then it
obviously can't do that. (If you use the boiler for hot water too,
then it's going to be running for that anyway at least once a
day unless you switch hot water off.)
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 12:51:43 +0000 (UTC), Ben Harrington wrote:
So that it doesn't kick in for 10 mins just to bring the house up to
temp when in reality you don't need it at the set temp anyway.
I leave ours "on" all year under control of programable thermostat. It
does occasionly come on when prehaps comfort says it's not required,
generally first thing in the morning coming out of the overnight set
temperature. But not enough to worry about compare to the hassle of
reprogramming the stat or adjusting the timer. Probably no more than
another 10hrs of burner time, so another 70l of oil not much from
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 15:38:46 +0000 (UTC), Ben Harrington wrote:
I'd forgotten that very good point. We must be just about the enter
the time of year with a rash of postings along the lines of
Help!!! CH off all summer:
a) One or more radiators don't heat up.
b) No radiators heat up, boiler fires but shuts down in minutes.
c) etc etc
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
In the balmy south maybe be. Up here in a months time I'll be
expecting the first snow (may alreday have had it) and the CH will be
coming on during the day. ATM it just comes on first thing and again
Cheers Dave. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nr Garrigill, Cumbria. 421m ASL. pam is missing e-mail
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 21:39:01 +0100 (BST), "Dave Liquorice"
I've just posted a request on that subject:)
Trouble is it's a combi boiler fitted when I bought the house and
these are something I know little about.
Oh for the days of the back boiler and the coal fire.
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