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Old 07-10-2015, 18:46   #1
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worcester boiler advice if possible please :-)

Hi guys wonder if anybody knows!
When in the shower it can be hot and then goes icy cold, the pilot light goes out on the boiler,if we turn a tap on it triggers the pilot light to turn back on!

Any info will be useful
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Old 07-10-2015, 19:03   #2
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Re: worcester boiler advice if possible please :-)

Does the pilot light still go out if you have a window open?
If not, get ventilation and flue checked by an expert ASAP could be starving due to lack of oxygen.
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Old 07-10-2015, 19:25   #3
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Do'nt mess around with gas. Get a registered Gas Safe engineer to look at it.It literally could be anything. You haven't said where your boiler is or if it is balanced flue.When was the last time you had it serviced?
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Old 07-10-2015, 19:28   #4
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I think you should be asking a boiler engineer myself.

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Old 07-10-2015, 19:31   #5
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Thanks going to book in for a service i think!
Thanks for your help guys
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Old 07-10-2015, 19:36   #6
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I used to work for a Gas Safe registered company doing industrial/commercial gas work and I have seen a lot of diy botch work which was very dangerous. You are doing the best thing getting it looked at by a registered engineer. If you look on Gas Safe website and put in your postcode , it will come up with the engineers in your area.
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Old 07-10-2015, 21:45   #7
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Re: worcester boiler advice if possible please :-)

Thanks,would never attempt to do this ourselves
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Old 08-10-2015, 00:29   #8
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Re: worcester boiler advice if possible please :-)

derekgas a member here has done work for a few folk on here with recommendations

his real name is derek hardman

i dont know his contact details but im sure someone will have them if you ask as i dont think he frequents here that much if at all anymore

like others id recomend not fiddling with an old boiler..

id also get a plumber to look at your water/heating issues as well
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Re: worcester boiler advice if possible please :-)

The guy accyman mentioned was a great help to us, sorted our boiler out.
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I can also recommend this fine tradesman too.
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Re: worcester boiler advice if possible please :-)

Sounds like the diverter valve isn't sensing the flow of water to your shower but opening a tap is more water so it does. Modern boilers don't have pilot lights, they have electronic ignition so it's normal to not see a flame when they are off.

Derek is a top bloke but even though his phone numbers are on his website I'm not allowed to post them here so I'll post a link to his website

Get him phoned up and tell him us muppets on AccyWeb recommended him

Family Gas Care Company Ltd of Rossendale
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:00   #12
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That's Derek's outfit?

I used them only last weekend, great service at the counter.
Turn left just after Rawtenstall Asda to get into the compound.
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Old 09-10-2015, 21:08   #13
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Yes it is, that's why I posted it
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Old 17-10-2015, 14:10   #14
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Re: worcester boiler advice if possible please :-)

I sorted mine out, turned water off, stripped the shower mixer down, cleaned it all - reassembled and all is fine now.

Apart from the leak.... soon to be fixed when new filter washers arrive

ISTR diverter valves cost approx a fiver for a universal diaphragm but RGI's prefer to replace the whole unit cos it's easier for them.
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