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The plastic parts in the temperature control device that turn the heater on and off at the bottom of the boiler are broken. Can these small parts be replaced?

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What type of water boiler is better and more convenient: storage or instantaneous?

The first general rule for choosing a boiler is to determine your needs, and as a result, select the type, storage volume or the capacity of the instantaneous water heater. Determine the location of the installation: under or over the sink, on the wall or on the floor. Determine the type of installation: horizontally or vertically. And depending on this, select the appropriate model.
Culm Stores Distribution Elterm Ltd is Elterm's official distributor in the United Kingdom. Elterm is well known Polish manufacturer of heating devices, such as single and dual function system water boilers for central heating systems, electric combi boilers and hydraulic armature products: low loss headers, chemical dosing pots or connecting manifolds.
Storage water heaters are always equipped with a water tank. Depending on the model, the volume of the tank can vary from 10-30 to 150-200 litres, the tank receives tap water and is heated up there to the set temperature, after which the heating is automatically turned off. When water is expended from the tank, the water heater replenishes its supply and starts heating again.
Despite the impressive volume of the tank, the storage water heaters look quite aesthetically pleasing in the interior and today they are the most popular type of heating devices.
An instantaneouswater heater or tankless has a significant advantage over the storage type with its small dimensions and can heat up a large amount of water. The instantaneous water heater is attached to the wall near the water tap. Advantages of such models: quick water heating, compactness, simple installation and an unlimited amount of water.
In the flow heater, hot water is formed quickly, almost instantaneously, and can overheat, because it does not mix with cold: it is cold water, turned into hot water. Therefore, it is very important that the temperature in the device can be adjusted or the heating limit, otherwise it is possible to get very hot water first.
Choosing a heater, you should be guided by the purpose for which it will be used. You can find out more about various types of water heaters at

Jun 04, 2018 | Cars & Trucks


Cruise Control for Your Oil Burner to Save Money

The Beckett HeatManger is a microprocessor controlled device that will manage the on/off cycles of your boiler. Every time your boiler has to shut down and then restart your have just lost a bit of efficiency. By reducing the start/stop cycles of your boiler you not only reduce fuel consumption, but you also reduce wear on the parts of the boiler and emissions coming from your boiler. Your burner burns very inefficiently on startup and shut down. When I have my combustion analyzer on a burner it goes crazy with bad gasses right after shutdown.

If you have a fuel oil or gas fired boiler and you are wondering how you can save money on your heating bill without replacing your boiler then I have good news for you! By adding a simple device to the burner of your boiler you can be saving at least 10% in minutes

With this control if your thermostat requests heat and the HeatManager has sensed that there is heat available in the boiler, it will not start the burner until the heat is used up. When the burner is running, the HeatManger will optimize the runtime to match the boiler output to the load.

The unit is very easy to install. It is mounted to the junction box under the relay and wired into the normal burner relay wiring. There are a couple of sensors that need to be attached. One senses the supply water temperature for heating, coming out of the boiler and the other senses domestic hot water boiler supply temperature.

Even if you would decide to get a professional to install this unit you will be on the road to saving big dollars while only spending few hundred bucks. Then when the price of fuel oil and natural gas begins to rise again, which it will this winter, you will be getting even more savings from your small investment.

Saving money is always a good thing, but when you can combine saving money with greater comfort than I would call that a great thing!

on Dec 17, 2009 | Heating & Cooling


Boiler Aquastat - How to set it

It is the coldest day of the year and your boiler is chugging along. However you notice that your house is slowly cooling off even though the boiler is running. Then you notice that the boiler is shutting down even though your house is not up to the thermostat temperature setting.

You look into the situation farther and notice that you boiler temperature is below say 180F. What is shutting the boiler off? The device that controls the temperature of your boiler is called an aquastat. This device senses the temperature of the water in your boiler, and then fires the burners to keep the water at the temperature call for by the aquastat.


The other role that this device may play is to keep the boiler from getting too hot and making steam. However for this time we will concentrate on the lower side and the heat of the water. If you have a house that has barely enough baseboard or radiators for that really cold day then you need your water to be very hot or around 200F. This will give the water enough BTU's to carry around the piping to give off to keep your house warm. The downside is that it also makes your boiler less efficient when it needs to heat the water this hot.

So, now you know that if you need more heat you can turn the aquastat up higher to get more heat and turn it lower on the milder days to save energy. Another way to do this is to buy and install a smart control that will do that automatically for you. These are called an outdoor reset control and will vary your boiler temperature according to the outdoor temperature, saving you money and keeping you warm all at the same time.

Now, the one thing you need to know yet. The aquastat is usually a gray box with a screw driver slot in a little wheel that has numbers on it. It is often hidden pretty well and may take some looking to find it. Some of the newer boilers may have a digital one that is in a bigger gray box. Read the instructions to learn to change the temperatures.

Setting your aquastat correctly can save a lot of money and it can be the difference between keeping you warm or not.

on Dec 08, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Boiler ok for hot water but no heating

What boiler do you have and is the controller a radio controlled thermostsat

Dec 14, 2014 | Water Water Heaters

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I have a vaillant eco pro 28 combi boiler. no constant hot water unless tap is on really low.

Oh some of these there was a small black heatexchanger just for hot water they some times block up . or it could be a blockage in the water section where it flows in .I know Valliant have a very good tech line and fitters who do house calls .

Mar 02, 2017 | Water Heaters

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99 ford expedition front heat does not work rear heat works great.

There is a good chance that your blend door actuator located in the front heater box may not be working. The actuator (a white square device that measures about 2 1/2" square and 1/2" thick) is mounted on the bottom of the heater box direct center of the dash. Using a small inspection mirror you should be able to see the actuator (alot easier if you remove the center console) and the shaft that comes out of the top of it. With the key on see if the shaft turns when you change the temp knob. If it doesn't move then you probably need a new actuator. if it does move then there is a chance that the door it is attached to is broken.

Apr 02, 2010 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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No heat at all

Ensure your cooling system is full.
With the engine at operating temperature feel the heater hoses going into the firewall. They should both be warm.
If all that is ok inspect the heater temperature door. The door that operates when the heater valve is actuated.

Feb 24, 2010 | 2002 Dodge Intrepid

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I have a Republic EZ drop fertilizer spreader. The gray plastic device (2 pieces, one screwed inside the other) up by the push handle that rotates to widen or narrow the slot at the bottom of the...

I have a Republic EZ drop fertilizer spreader. The gray plastic device (2 pieces, one screwed inside the other) up by the push handle that rotates to widen or narrow the slot at the bottom of the fertilizer storage bin when the handle is squeezed is broken. The cable connecting the device to the movable part of the slot is OK. The gray plastic has numbers on it that show through a small square opening in the gray plastic closest to the push handle. Where can I get a replacement part?

May 11, 2009 | Garden

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