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Chris M Wanted a V-10

More joys of self-spannering

GOK is sitting outside the house, all I've done with the Fiesta today is drive it home from the dealer and put my car mats, satnav, toolkit inside it.  Highly disappointing as I'd planned a mini-road trip today to "celebrate" taking delivery.
However on Thursday I woke to a cold house at the central heating had gone wrong. So today's main task was to drain the heating and hot water system down and fit a new 3-way valve.  Then refill the system and bleed the air out.  It was only just above freezing this morning when I turned the boiler off around 8am.  Despite the delay of about 90 minutes when I went to change the car, just after mid-day I was re-filling the system.

Fingers crossed, no leaks and I now have heating and hot water again (and no rattling pipes, an added bonus).  No need to get the plumber in.  This is about the 6th time in the 20 years that we've lived in the present house that there has been a major issue with the heating; I'm getting too old for this but I breathed a great sigh of relief when it appeared that I'd completed the task successfully on my own.

Hope it stops raining tomrrow so I can take some photos of the Fiesta.....

EDIT: Just realised that after I'd put everything away from the plumbing job, I did check the tyre pressures and found that they were all somewhat over-inflated......
Giant

Top DIYing! Well done.
Frank Bullitt

Satisfying but a pain all the same!

Glad you got the new car, you need to take it out for a spin!
PG

Good work that man.
Bob Sacamano

British Gas Homecare. Worth its weight in gold.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Frank Bullitt wrote:

Glad you got the new car, you need to take it out for a spin!

Went to see mum today for Mother's Day.
It's very blue isn't it?


A bit of a revelation after the Ka.  It's got power !  It can accelerate uphill ! It doesn't roll (much) through corners, there's no noticeable gerabox whine at speed, and not that much tyre roar even on the 17's
Giant

Bob Sacamano wrote:
British Gas Homecare. Worth its weight in gold.


Or an absolute rip off depending on your skills and inclination.
PG

Actually this thread has reminded me that I need to change the oil filters on our oil tank as crap is coming through and blocks the burner.
Bob Sacamano

Giant wrote:
Bob Sacamano wrote:
British Gas Homecare. Worth its weight in gold.


Or an absolute rip off depending on your skills and inclination.


We've had new 3 way valves, circuit boards, control panels, annual services etc. but the real value is when you're away on business and your missus rings up to say the heating has gone tits up and the house is freezing. Getting it fixed in hours at no extra charge is priceless for the grief it saves you.
Resident Spanner

I think I'd fit a better boiler to start with
TreVoR

I have to say, in the 13 years we were in our last place, the boiler (combi) broke down twice.
Blarno

Bob Sacamano wrote:
British Gas Homecare. Worth its weight in gold.


Until they fail to diagnose a boiler feed fault numerous times, resulting in the flooding of the entire downstairs of your house in January, causing thousands of pounds of damage and only admitting to the fault when you contact the CEO of the company on Twitter.

Other than that, never had an issue.


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