I've been asked about getting a very old gas boiler serviced.
I think it is from the 1970s when the house was built.
It certainly looks very much like the one we found when we moved into a
house in 1984.
For our old boiler a service was basically lifting out the very large
burners (about the size and shape of a loaf of bread with holes in the
top) and wire brushing them.
Run a vac around the area to clean out any dust and stuff and Robert is
your relative of choice.
The only problem we had was fine dust blocking up the pilot light jet
(remove, clean, replace) and the occasional thermocouple. Amazingly simple
bit of kit.
I think we had it done professionally (safety check) about every 5 years
and it just kept on working.
I would fettle it between the formal checks.
I'm now looking back about 15 years, so I have no idea if this is still
Is there a risk that the boiler could be condemned just because it is old?
If so, February is probably not the best time to have it serviced.
- posted 7 months ago