Tag Archives: central heating

Boiler fault gets me hot under the collar

Last winter, we had a Worcester Bosch Camray 18/25 external oil boiler fitted to run the central heating and provide us with hot water. The boiler has proved to be faster than the old one when it comes heating the house and water, although there’s no sign of an improvement in oil consumption. Nonetheless, until […]

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Insulation goes in

Insulation is being injected into the walls of the wrap-around extension today. I wasn’t expecting the installers , but they had a cancellation in Aberdeen and phoned to ask if they could do us instead. As if I was going to say no. I’m hoping it will overcome some of the temperature imbalance caused by […]

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Ooh, we’re too cold now

Or at least that’s what the “cold alarm” is telling me. The new boiler and radiators may make the house much warmer than was previously the case but when they go off the lack of insulation means the house loses the heat overnight. (And yes, we’re planning to do something about that.) A consequence of […]

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Brrr, brrr, brrr, slosh

No, I’m not cold. I’ve been cutting channels in the concrete floor to lay the new central heating pipes and, five minutes after putting the SDS drill down, I’m still vibratiing to the point that I’ve just sloshed coffee on the floor, on the steps and on the computer keyboard. My ears are still ringing, […]

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