I'm helping a friend out who is in hospital with his wife who is in labour! Basically the pilot light on their SIME combi boiler won't stay lit and the pressure on the boiler is 3.25 bar when cold. It's a saturday so not a good day for this to happen (especially as they'll be arriving home with their first child shortly!) Plumbers are asking £70+ just to look at it but i have a feeling they will then say they need a part and that the wholesalers are shut till monday, so my questions are as follows:
a) any ideas on a quick fix for this? (For someone who doesn't know much about boilers..i doubt it somehow) b) Is a plumber likely to need parts? If yes,then I guess it's better not to even get them out till monday and avoid extra call out charges
what do you think?