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    arrgggg not my day today - heating/gas probs now :(

    Not been a great few days for me, why does nothing run smoothly!

    ok, ive not used my central heating since early on in the year, a few weeks ago started using the fire in front room only, yesterday decided we needed the rads on in bedrooms etc, wouldnt come on, eventually they fired up and all was good, but not for long, the pilot light which clicks then fires it all up seems to be doing so alot, this is not right im sure, the green light flickers on then off.

    Also my gas oven has been randomly going off today whilst cooking a roast, was fine 2 days ago, hob rings seem ok, could these be connected??

    called HA, they said as i have heating its not an emergency to call in the morning to arrange a call out.

    I dont know naff all bout all this so does anyone have any clue? lol

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    Original Poster

    awww come on, must be an expert out there somewhere lol

    Not an expert, but hope you get everything sorted quickly. Good luck :thumbsup:

    Sounds like a gas supply problem doesn't it?

    The way you should call them is not:
    I have a problem (explain the problem)
    The way to get a response is:
    My gas doesn't seem to be working that well, I guess there might be a leak (ask really dumb) and then say you are fine for the moment because you light a few candles and are going to get a disposable bbq kit to cook food.
    (They will be over quicker than you can say boom)

    Original Poster

    greg_68;3381481

    Sounds like a gas supply problem doesn't it?



    ahhh thats what i think, but im not very clever and wasnt sure if the 2 were even connected

    electriclinux;3381502

    The way you should call them is not:I have a problem (explain the … The way you should call them is not:I have a problem (explain the problem) The way to get a response is:My gas doesn't seem to be working that well, I guess there might be a leak (ask really dumb) and then say you are fine for the moment because you light a few candles and are going to get a disposable bbq kit to cook food.(They will be over quicker than you can say boom)


    Liking this idea :thumbsup:

    Worked when I did it for our neighbour when they had problems............

    greg_68;3381481

    Sounds like a gas supply problem doesn't it?



    Yeah it sounds like that to me too. I would ring the HA and tell them you can smell gas and suspect a leak. Once they are there they may as well sort the problem, just say the smell was there earlier

    You can't be without heating this weather with children

    Original Poster

    the heating works strangely, once its on the pilot light thingy just keeps ticking etc

    Maybe air in the system that may correct itself.

    Bet you it doesn't happen when they come to check

    loupomm;3381605

    the heating works strangely, once its on the pilot light thingy just … the heating works strangely, once its on the pilot light thingy just keeps ticking etc



    How long for?

    Look on the bright side...........at least it's not cold and it's nice and mild outside. :-D

    Original Poster

    greg_68;3381608

    Maybe air in the system that may correct itself.Bet you it doesn't happen … Maybe air in the system that may correct itself.Bet you it doesn't happen when they come to check



    this is my worry, or that its nothing and i look like a plum, i asked my brother and he says get them out tomorrow, hes not corgi reg and wont touch it

    air - yes i thought maybe as its not been on for ages, but would that cause this, i thought that just made funny noise lol

    Original Poster

    greg_68;3381615

    How long for?



    ticking over? every 10 mins or so, bout 6 times a go, turned it all off now the kids are in bed

    do you have a room thermostat? if so wack it up high and see if you get the same problem

    Original Poster

    greg_68;3381668

    do you have a room thermostat? if so wack it up high and see if you get … do you have a room thermostat? if so wack it up high and see if you get the same problem



    yep its been on high :thumbsup:

    loupomm;3381636

    this is my worry, or that its nothing and i look like a plum, i asked my … this is my worry, or that its nothing and i look like a plum, i asked my brother and he says get them out tomorrow, hes not corgi reg and wont touch it air - yes i thought maybe as its not been on for ages, but would that cause this, i thought that just made funny noise lol




    Shame you aren't closer as my ex is a plumber and does mates rates for me

    I have emailed him this thread but I think he is out watching the footy

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    fireheaven;3381777

    Shame you aren't closer as my ex is a plumber and does mates rates for me … Shame you aren't closer as my ex is a plumber and does mates rates for me I have emailed him this thread but I think he is out watching the footy



    awww thank you hun, the HA assured me its not dangerous, stuff like this just plays on my mind till i know, im prob being silly tho :oops:

    It's hard to describe problems isn't it?

    I always try ]here for my problems in the past very good and quick responses.

    Does the pilot light stay lit?
    Does the bolier actually fire up and stay on?

    Original Poster

    yes its hard to put in words

    thanks greg, rep left for you's

    Original Poster

    oohh i might join that forum, need some advice on tiling too lol

    Step 1 - Go next door and use Tracey's heating and bath.

    Step 2 - If yours still isn't working tomorrow sabotage hers and you can suffer together like all good friends should. :-D

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    Syzable;3381837

    Step 1 - Go next door and use Tracey's heating and bath.Step 2 - If yours … Step 1 - Go next door and use Tracey's heating and bath.Step 2 - If yours still isn't working tomorrow sabotage hers and you can suffer together like all good friends should. :-D



    rep left for the best advice :-D


    except i have heating/hot water lol

    Doh!!! Shows how much attention i pay. :oops:

    maybe you wanted him to share your hot water........

    Original Poster

    greg_68;3381817

    It's hard to describe problems isn't it?I always try ]here for my … It's hard to describe problems isn't it?I always try ]here for my problems in the past very good and quick responses.Does the pilot light stay lit?Does the bolier actually fire up and stay on?



    pilot light stays on for a bit, then off till it ticks over again

    boiler - i have hot water/heating so must be on?

    i dunno :?

    Original Poster

    Syzable;3381867

    Doh!!! Shows how much attention i pay. :oops:



    forgiven - your a man :w00t:

    electriclinux;3381879

    maybe you wanted him to share your hot water........



    who?

    Syzable;3381837

    Step 1 - Go next door and use Tracey's heating and bath.Step 2 - If yours … Step 1 - Go next door and use Tracey's heating and bath.Step 2 - If yours still isn't working tomorrow sabotage hers and you can suffer together like all good friends should. :-D



    don't you start the kids already want to knock holes through the walls :roll:

    any luck getting it sorted yet lou ?

    Original Poster

    tracy013;3387255

    don't you start the kids already want to knock holes through the walls … don't you start the kids already want to knock holes through the walls :roll:any luck getting it sorted yet lou ?



    waiting for them to come out now, could be any time up untill 8 :roll:

    do you want me to grab e from school?

    Original Poster

    tracy013;3387278

    do you want me to grab e from school?



    Adie's turn today, thanks tho :-D

    knowing my luck they will come at 7.45 :w00t:

    loupomm;3387296

    Adie's turn today, thanks tho :-Dknowing my luck they will come at 7.45 … Adie's turn today, thanks tho :-Dknowing my luck they will come at 7.45 :w00t:



    yeah but it might be a fit bloke :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    tracy013;3387321

    yeah but it might be a fit bloke :thumbsup:



    with my luck? :w00t:

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    you shouldnt be using your fire, its so expnsive to use, always use your rads, even if only needed in specific rooms, turn the others off

    Original Poster

    yay they are here

    brb lol

    Original Poster

    ok...hes gone, have to call my gas supplier and get them out as my meter has a fault with the valve, on hold now, scottish power cut me off once saying busy call back later!





    ok been told to turn off meter and someone will be here within 2 hours

    good luck.

    Original Poster

    thanks, i hope they hurry, im cold

    Original Poster

    still waiting :x

    (still suggest my idea about the gas leaking.......)
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