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Another quality boiler installation by Gas Xpress in Stockport

Vaillant ectotec pro 28I often come across boilers that have malfunctioned, or are of such an age that the customer wishes to simply upgrade to a new one and save on their gas consumption, also enjoying the benefits that a new boiler can offer. My customer this week in Hyde was no exception and, after suffering multiple problems with a lack of hot water for many weeks, decided to invest in a new combi boiler from a regular open vented Y plan system with separate hot water cylinder. They opted for a top quality Vaillant 28KW output combi boiler, a boiler that will easily provide them with hassle free heating and hot water for as long as they will reside at their new home (some 10 or 15 years down the line), and this allowed them to also make use of the valuable storage space which the old cold water cistern and hot water cylinder were taking up in the first floor bathroom. A new, wireless, user friendly heating controller was also added to the installation, the benefit of which meant that it could be located at any suitable position throughout the house instead of having to be hard wired in and fixed to a specific wall. Once the boiler installation was completed and correctly commissioned, everything was then explained to the customer who was absolutely delighted with the new system. it also meant that they could at long last enjoy hot showers and baths again – something we all take for granted these days, and only miss when things aren’t working as they should be! Another quality boiler installation by Gas Xpress in Stockport!

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Old lead gas pipe, found to be the cause of the gas leak

I was telephoned by a customer last week to adjust some pipework on their gas supply to two separate gas fires, where a leak had previously been found by an engineer from National Grid. There was a gas leak on lead pipework which had been connected to the copper feed to these two particular fires, so I had to refabricate the supply pipe and take the feed from another gas supply.

All pipework in this case was underneath the downstairs floor boards so it wasn’t the easiest job to actually work on but luckily there was a removable access panel in the downstairs toilet, which was actually the area that the customer had informed me that the gas smell was strongest.

Natural gas being supplied through lead pipework, whilst not illegal, is not acceptable under current gas regulations – it certainly shouldn’t be fitted on a new installation – but is still common place for many UK properties. Where possible these days, I would always try and remove, or bypass, all lead pipework, certainly where the main water supply is concerned, and then replace with its copper equivalent. Lead pipe, particularly that which has not been properly clipped and supported in place, is very vulnerable to movement and fatigue, and is therefore more at risk of weakening, and consequently leaking.

Whilst some very minor gas leaks are actually tolerated, provided they do not exceed a certain level, any gas leak where the smell of it can be physically sensed, is not acceptable and should therefore be treated as a matter of urgency. It’s a fairly simple procedure to ascertain whether a leak is present or not on any given installation, so if in doubt, just give me a call.

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