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    I have no hot water :(

    Woke up this morning to find, we have no hot water. The pilot light is trying to kick in on the boiler but not going anywhere.

    British Gas's website says £168 for a one off repair. I was hoping the good people of HUKD would be able to recommend me someone cheaper!!

    38 Comments

    Phone a gas/boiler man?

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    much more info required

    e.g. heating working, bolier make / model / type etc etc

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    thesaint;8336151

    Phone a gas/boiler man?



    If i knew of any i would.... unfortunatly OH's brother is on holiday :x

    i got a number for a man if you near batley

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    robertkay;8336182

    i got a number for a man if you near batley



    I'm in Leeds

    Is the pilot light on all the time?

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    greg_68;8336227

    Is the pilot light on all the time?



    Nope

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    This site is a better option than a friend of a stranger on a shopping forum!

    checkatrade.com/

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    csiman;8336271

    This site is a better option than a friend of a stranger on a shopping … This site is a better option than a friend of a stranger on a shopping forum!http://www.checkatrade.com/



    Never heard of that site before, thanks.

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    inb4 the advice to remove the boiler cover............................

    Becksdawe;8336267

    Nope



    Could well be your thermocouple then that detects the pilot light, if it does not detect the pilot light flame it cuts the gas supply to stop a build up.

    Cheap and easy to replace.

    csiman;8336271

    This site is a better option than a friend of a stranger on a shopping … This site is a better option than a friend of a stranger on a shopping forum!http://www.checkatrade.com/



    or one I use is diynot.com

    Becksdawe;8336163

    If i knew of any i would.... unfortunatly OH's brother is on holiday :x



    Who/what is your boyfriend/husband brother?

    see if you have a gas leak by using a light go around the boiler to look for leaks, if it explodes you have a leak

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    thesaint;8336279

    Who/what is your boyfriend/husband brother?



    Qualified Heating Engineer - corgi registered... disappeared to Sunny climate yesterday for a fortnight

    Original Poster

    csiman;8336275

    inb4 the advice to remove the boiler cover............................



    I really don't know what to look for :oops:

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    greg_68;8336277

    or one I use is diynot.com


    me too for DIY but checkatrade is to locate vetted trademen :?

    boiler repairs isnt really a DIY job in most instances. I think its even illegal to remove the cover off a boiler unless you are gas safe registered.

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    Becksdawe;8336292

    I really don't know what to look for :oops:


    Thats my point - do NOT remove the cover and attempt a fix yourself.

    wickedteen;8336280

    see if you have a gas leak by using a light go around the boiler to look … see if you have a gas leak by using a light go around the boiler to look for leaks, if it explodes you have a leak



    Grow up.:x

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    csiman;8336309

    Thats my point - do NOT remove the cover and attempt a fix yourself.



    No fear of that :-D

    Hair washing in the bathroom sink with water from the kettle..... fun :w00t:

    csiman;8336275

    inb4 the advice to remove the boiler cover............................



    csiman;8336305

    me too for DIY but checkatrade is to locate vetted trademen :?boiler … me too for DIY but checkatrade is to locate vetted trademen :?boiler repairs isnt really a DIY job in most instances. I think its even illegal to remove the cover off a boiler unless you are gas safe registered.



    You are allowed to remove your own boiler cover, for DIY purposes. It is only against regulations to remove the cover if you are charging for it in a customers house.

    If you have a hot water cylinder then turn the immersion heater on, you can live without heating now. Then when he gets back from holiday sort it then

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    pinkleponkle;8336658

    If you have a hot water cylinder then turn the immersion heater on, you … If you have a hot water cylinder then turn the immersion heater on, you can live without heating now. Then when he gets back from holiday sort it then



    We don't

    Ok so we are getting somewhere, it's a combi so what's the error code?

    What happens if you turn the heating on?

    Make?

    Model?

    Do you have a combi boiler?

    We have a number dial on ours and when it drops below 1 we can only get hot water by putting the heating on then re-setting the boiler to get the pilot light to try and go, our neighbour has the hose to fix it, its kinda like bleeding the boiler, he was left it when the boilers installed, seems some got it and some didn't, he just puts the pressure back up to 1.5ish and its fine again for a while.

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    AshleyRFC;8338275

    Do you have a combi boiler?We have a number dial on ours and when it … Do you have a combi boiler?We have a number dial on ours and when it drops below 1 we can only get hot water by putting the heating on then re-setting the boiler to get the pilot light to try and go, our neighbour has the hose to fix it, its kinda like bleeding the boiler, he was left it when the boilers installed, seems some got it and some didn't, he just puts the pressure back up to 1.5ish and its fine again for a while.


    maybe you should buy one yourself. They are only about £15 from any plumbing merchants

    csiman;8338316

    maybe you should buy one yourself. They are only about £15 from any … maybe you should buy one yourself. They are only about £15 from any plumbing merchants



    To be honest never really thought that it was something you could buy, will look into it, thanks. :thumbsup:

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    AshleyRFC;8338339

    To be honest never really thought that it was something you could buy, … To be honest never really thought that it was something you could buy, will look into it, thanks. :thumbsup:


    its called a filling loop :thumbsup:

    http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/COMBIPRESS.jpg

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    AshleyRFC;8338275

    Do you have a combi boiler?We have a number dial on ours and when it … Do you have a combi boiler?We have a number dial on ours and when it drops below 1 we can only get hot water by putting the heating on then re-setting the boiler to get the pilot light to try and go, our neighbour has the hose to fix it, its kinda like bleeding the boiler, he was left it when the boilers installed, seems some got it and some didn't, he just puts the pressure back up to 1.5ish and its fine again for a while.



    Yup - we have the same :thumbsup: Not sure on the make - not obvious.....

    Becksdawe;8340578

    Yup - we have the same :thumbsup: Not sure on the make - not obvious.....



    Can you see a pressure dial?

    Is there not a make on the front of the boiler?

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    Foxy102;8340599

    Can you see a pressure dial?Is there not a make on the front of the … Can you see a pressure dial?Is there not a make on the front of the boiler?



    Yup.

    It's an Ideal Mini

    OP I think your maybe confused between a Pilot light and electronic ignition.
    Could well be a mountain of things, gas vavle, pressure switch, PCB, non running fan etc.
    It's not something you can fix yourself and would have to call a heating engineer.

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    Broxy;8342926

    OP I think your maybe confused between a Pilot light and electronic … OP I think your maybe confused between a Pilot light and electronic ignition.Could well be a mountain of things, gas vavle, pressure switch, PCB, non running fan etc.It's not something you can fix yourself and would have to call a heating engineer.



    I'm not trying to fix it myself LOL

    Is there a red light on the boiler anywhere probably flashing but dependent on boiler? if so have a look for the reset button and press it.

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    Broxy;8342982

    Is there a red light on the boiler anywhere probably flashing but … Is there a red light on the boiler anywhere probably flashing but dependent on boiler? if so have a look for the reset button and press it.



    Nope - have tried the reset button but no joy
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