I have given up on the back boiler upgrade and am considering
Any advice on a boiler would be appreciated.
I want to integrate the boiler into an existing solid fuel system [4
rads at around eight kW total] The system is at atmospheric pressure
and I want to add a couple of extra rads.
I am led to believe the boiler can pong a bit so I was thinking of
sticking in the conservatory which is not used much when the weather
My relatively new boiler does not pong at all inside the house except
when it had a fuel leak,.
It does pong outside, and the location I used for the flue - just inside
a reveal(?) has proved less than ideal - not a few flameouts in strong
winds due to turbulence I suppose.
Next time I'll use a vertical flue I think.
Cant remember what is is, but its a 10KW system boiler, and in ten years
its just had a new fuel pump installed.,. Never been serviced otherwise.
On Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:15:48 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
Thanks for the reply, if you are in a position to have a look at the
nameplate, I would like to know the type and who the manufacturer is.
I know nothing about oil fired boilers and although the unit is for a
house outside The UK, I would prefer to source a unit with a pedigree
from a known UK supplier rather than have a local plumber make the
It shouldn't pong at all unless you spill fuel. Mine smells of hot bat
dung in summer but that is because there is a bat roost immediately
above it. Someone installed the oil boiler in the loft! (*not* me)
You should at least change the burner jets from time to time and empty
the soot out of the vent baffles. Particularly if you tend to have
flameouts. That incidentally does surprise me. I have a balanced flue on
my boiler and live in a very windy location but I think it has only
locked out once for this during hurricane conditions - storm of 1997.
It shouldn't pong much outside either unless you are venting traces of
unburnt fuel through incomplete combustion.
Make sure you choose something recognisable in the country where you
intend to install it or you could have an interesting time finding
someone to service it and getting spare parts when it goes wrong.
My oil boiler has a Danish oil lifter of antediluvian origins that has
proved highly entertaining to get serviced at times. Basically most UK
oil boiler and heating engineers take one look at it and run away.
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