Heating

Central heating tips and advice from a full-time UK central heating engineer. How-to guides from an everyday plumber.

How to drain a radiator

How to Drain a Radiator Without Draining the System

Emptying a single radiator is sometimes useful for adding chemicals, replacing the radiator, or connecting a hose to the radiator valve to drain the system when there’s no drain-off valve. I have been a full-time heating engineer for over a decade and have drained many central heating systems and single radiators over the years. How

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How to put inhibitor in central heating system

How to Add Inhibitor to Central Heating: Complete Guide

Not having inhibitor in your heating system can cause all sorts of problems. Central heating inhibitor will protect your system against corrosion, limescale and essentially make your heating system last longer. I have been carrying out central heating services for over a decade and have fixed and replaced my fair share of radiators and heating

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Worcester boiler frozen condensate pipe

Worcester Boiler Frozen Condensate Pipe: Complete Guide

Having a frozen condensate pipe will cause your Worcester boiler to stop working, which means no heating or hot water when you need it most, in freezing winter weather. I have been fixing boilers full-time for over a decade and when the weather is freezing, the majority of calls I get for a boiler not working are

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Potterton Boiler E133 Fault

Potterton Boiler E133 Fault Help Guide: What You Can Do

The Potterton boiler E133 fault code is shown on the display on the boiler when there is a problem and your Potterton boiler is not firing up and goes to lockout. I have been carrying out boiler repairs full-time for over a decade and having fault codes on the screen when I arrive is very welcome. Here I’ll show

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Worcester boiler problems

Worcester Boiler Problems: Troubleshooting Help Guide

Worcester boiler problems, like most boilers, are not uncommon and can be a nightmare when they cause your boiler to break down on a cold winter night. I have been fitting and fixing boilers full-time for over a decade and have fixed my fair share of Worcester Bosch boilers. In this post, I’ll go through some of

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Ideal Boiler Leaking Water

Ideal Boiler Leaking Water: The Most Likely Reasons & Fixes

An Ideal boiler leaking water can cause your boiler to not fire up, rust or become dangerous. I have been fitting and fixing boilers full-time for over a decade and have repaired many leaking Ideal boilers. In this post, I’ll share some of what I have learned over the years from my on-the-job experiences. Why is My

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Glow-worm Boiler Leaking Water

Glow-worm Boiler Leaking Water: How to Fix Top Causes

A Glow-worm boiler leaking water can cause your boiler to not fire up, rust or become dangerous. I have been fitting and fixing boilers full-time for over a decade and have repaired many leaking Glow-worm boilers. In this post, I’ll share some of what I have learned over the years from my on-the-job experiences. Why is My

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Potterton boiler leaking water

Why is My Potterton Boiler Leaking Water? Causes and Fixes

A Potterton boiler leaking water can cause your boiler to not fire up, rust, or become dangerous. I have been fitting and fixing boilers full-time for over a decade and have repaired many leaking Potterton boilers. In this post, I’ll share some of what I have learned over the years from my on-the-job experiences. Why is My

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