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General Discussion Area / Re: Twitter.
« on: 13 January 2011, 17:45:14 »
Can anyone explain to me this, apparently, universal desire to publish every detail about oneself for the rest of to world to view, eg Facebook, twitter, Myspace etc? I guess it's an age thing, but I am almost paranoid in not disseminating info about myself, and get antsy when people forward e-mails leaving all the addresses on.

This behaviour has to be one of the most puzzling things about the ever widening internet phenomenon. :-/ :-/ :-/ :-? :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Village Hall Boiler
« on: 12 January 2011, 21:32:01 »
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I used to have a similar boiler and, IIRC, the button is just a circuit breaker - like device that pops out when  an error condition is detected.

Seems clear to me that the "gas safe" guy is nothing of the sort and has broken it?

You can see the device in this picture, top right, if I'm correct?

http://www.clickonbathrooms.co.uk/acatalog/VAILLANT_100555_VC_GB_242EH_FLAME_SUPERVISION_DEVICE.html

Or is it on this board?

http://www.clickonbathrooms.co.uk/acatalog/VAILANT_130330_VC_GB_242EH_PRINTED_CIRCUIT_BOARD_PCB_.html

Either way, spares appear to be available, so he should be supplying one, IMHO.

I'm guessing it only sees occasional use so the payback time from an early replacement for a more efficient boiler would be so long you might as well fix this one?

Kevin



Hi Kevin, yes you are correct, the first one quoted, 100555, is the replacement for the older version  (100522) on ours. I can get one for about £50, so will try that before replacing the boiler. :y :y :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Village Hall Boiler
« on: 12 January 2011, 20:21:01 »
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That won't work as I can't put pics in a PM. :(
If you can post pics here you can stick `em in a PM


Comes under 'too difficult' for me, even though I've read the instructions several times. Makes me wonder how I ever understood flying manuals, Oh! now I remember, they were written in English. ;D ;D ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Village Hall Boiler
« on: 12 January 2011, 19:48:24 »
That won't work as I can't put pics in a PM. :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Village Hall Boiler
« on: 12 January 2011, 19:03:38 »
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I used to have a similar boiler and, IIRC, the button is just a circuit breaker - like device that pops out when  an error condition is detected.

Seems clear to me that the "gas safe" guy is nothing of the sort and has broken it?

You can see the device in this picture, top right, if I'm correct?

http://www.clickonbathrooms.co.uk/acatalog/VAILLANT_100555_VC_GB_242EH_FLAME_SUPERVISION_DEVICE.html

Or is it on this board?

http://www.clickonbathrooms.co.uk/acatalog/VAILANT_130330_VC_GB_242EH_PRINTED_CIRCUIT_BOARD_PCB_.html

Either way, spares appear to be available, so he should be supplying one, IMHO.

I'm guessing it only sees occasional use so the payback time from an early replacement for a more efficient boiler would be so long you might as well fix this one?

Kevin


Actually it's in use every day, we have a very busy booking schedule. Hence our urgent need for a fix of some sort. I'll go down after dinner and if you don't mind I'll PM you a photo of the panel and switch .:y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Village Hall Boiler
« on: 12 January 2011, 18:44:52 »
Thanks Kevin. TBH it doesn't look like either of those, but first one was similar. It may be a CB, but with the flame pic. alongside I guessed it is an igniter button. It is now loose in its mounting hole, it is spring loaded, but you can't see the spring with the panel removed as it is inside a black sealed unit about 1" square. :y

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General Discussion Area / Village Hall Boiler
« on: 12 January 2011, 18:25:16 »
Hi peeps, I am involved with a small Charity running our Village Hall. Today a 'Gas Safe' engineer arrived to do the annual service on one of our Hall boilers, a 15yr old VC GB 242EH Vaillant, which has given us trouble free heating since installation, including just before the service, and advised us on completion that it would not light up and it was a timer problem.
I am informed that the push button (ignition?) switch (has a pic. of a flame next to it) on the main switch panel came out of its housing as the panel was removed, and was then pushed back in, and suspect this may be the problem. The panel has been removed, and the push button goes into a sealed switch unit behind, and we have been unable utilise the terminals on the unit to get it to run.

We are unable to get another qualified engineer for two days, and the 'Gas Safe' engineer is, unsurprisingly, 'unavailable'. (Further action is proposed in his case.)

1. All fuses have been checked and there is switched power to the boiler from the serviceable (checked by leccy) timeswitch. Is there any other simple thing that a good DIYer or electrician could check?

2. As Vaillant want an exorbitant price to send an engineer out, never mind repair it, we feel that if we are unable to get it going cheaply, we should replace the boiler with a modern condenser. Could anyone recommend a suitable reliable boiler to supply ten 1000mm x 600mm double radiators. No hot water supply required. I am sure there must be an OOFer who can help. :y

TIA :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Pigs & Troughs
« on: 07 January 2011, 20:27:58 »
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I am glad to see this crook got what he deserved, but I am un easy about the fact that he appears to be a sacrificial lamb.
There were many of them doing what he did (and worse in some cases) who are still sitting in the commons, and that makes me angry. >:(


Me too, as you say, he is a token sacrifice. Begone to the lot of them. >:( >:( >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Pigs & Troughs
« on: 07 January 2011, 19:04:05 »
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i'm glad the grasping "see you next tuesday" has 18months to work out what he did wrong - reading about the details is astonishing, claiming "within the rules" was bad enough, but this thief was making stuff up, inventing contracts and leases - total fraudster  >:(

 :y :y :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Pigs & Troughs
« on: 07 January 2011, 18:09:25 »
I can't argue with that, but these B*%@#*ds are the ones supposed to be making the laws which safeguard our money, not trousering it themselves!

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General Discussion Area / Pigs & Troughs
« on: 07 January 2011, 17:10:07 »
Hurrah! they've actually done something about one of them, David Chater, but to listen to the 'special pleading' by friends on his behalf, it is clear that they STILL DON'T GET IT! >:( >:( >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Worst car ever owned?
« on: 07 January 2011, 17:30:25 »
Worst car (poor starting and rust) = Mk1 Cortina
Most reliable = '59 1192cc 34 bhp Beetle (owned for 13 yrs)
Most comfortable = Jaguar XJ6 (Also the thirstiest)
Enjoyed owning the most = '53 Mk1 Consul, probably because I used to rally it back in the day.
But I still love the Omega after 12 years, it only has to go one year more to beat the Beetle for reliability also!

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General Discussion Area / Re: How Much Per GALLON
« on: 07 January 2011, 20:29:18 »
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As a teenager I worked a garage forecourt ... in the days before "self service" ... from my point of view the best customers were those who wanted 4 gallons of "best" (5 star) .. simple reason ... it was 4s 11d a gallon, they would pay a pound and allow me to keep the change if I had done the tyres, oil and windscreen .. so I made 4d ... doesn't sound a lot but my wages were 2s 6d an hour.



Putting that into modern amounts .... 4s 11d ... a fraction under 25p a gallon ... 2s 6d an hour ... 12.5 p an hour... a 4d just under 2p .... but .. looked at another way ...

2s 6d (30d) an hour was .5d per minute so a 4d tip was the equivalent of 8 minutes work ....

So if someone today is on £12 an hour it would be a £1 60p tip .. and I don't see many folks giving £1 60p just to have their tyres and oil checked and the windscreen cleaned .. !!!!

Everything is relative ....  :)

Welcome back Nige. :y :y :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: How Much Per GALLON
« on: 07 January 2011, 15:49:12 »
Ha Ha, you're only trying to catch us out giving our age away!

It was 2/- per gallon for me. (10p to you youngsters) We paid a bit more for Cleveland Discol for performance bikes, scramblers and trials:y :y :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: I'm in trouble
« on: 31 December 2010, 15:41:55 »
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Just found this in my inbox:

PRIVATE MAIL                                                        MAIL FROM FEDERAL BEREAU INVERSTIGATION.

What have I done? :o

Borrowed their dictionary? ::) ::) ::)

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