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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #325 on: 02 October, 2021, 07:12:59 pm »
Some totally FREE! heat to keep the damp off, courtesy of the cherry prunings from last year.
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Kim

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #326 on: 02 October, 2021, 08:29:01 pm »
I've been in the loft and checked the header tank. It's the first time I've been up there for a while and it's significantly easier since I've lost weight. There was no water in the tank so I bunged 3 or 4 litres in and turned the heating on.

Isn't there supposed to be a ball valve for that sort of thing?
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Wowbagger

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #327 on: 02 October, 2021, 10:13:03 pm »
I've been in the loft and checked the header tank. It's the first time I've been up there for a while and it's significantly easier since I've lost weight. There was no water in the tank so I bunged 3 or 4 litres in and turned the heating on.

Isn't there supposed to be a ball valve for that sort of thing?

Quite possibly. But, given that apart from the cold tap in the kitchen, all of our water is softened, it's just as well there isn't. I have been told by a plumbery-type heating engineer that softened water had a tendency to dissolve heat exchangers.
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Kim

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #328 on: 02 October, 2021, 11:14:36 pm »
Whereas hard water just scales them up...
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #329 on: 02 October, 2021, 11:37:31 pm »
Hard or soft water doesn't really matter in a sealed system as it never changes and the inhibitor sorts out most variables in the water.

FifeingEejit

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #330 on: 03 October, 2021, 08:47:18 am »
Is it just me or is everyone here just living in poorly insulated buildings? Today and yesterday the outside temperature was 12/13 degrees at most and my living room is still at a comfortable 20 degrees. My house usually retains the summer warmth well into October, early November the heating is triggered. (It does help that 17 degrees is room temperature for me.)

What is this "summer warmth"? ???

My flat is fairly cool all year round, but is definitely lacking in insulation (and also has old sash windows, which probably don't help).

Are you living on the Shetlands? I'm talking about those days in July and August when the thermometer occasionally hits 25 degrees.
Even as far south as the Isle of May, 20c is a heatwave.


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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #331 on: 16 October, 2021, 02:54:44 pm »
I'm coaxing the log burner through its first fire of the season.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #332 on: 16 October, 2021, 11:05:23 pm »
WE are trying to avoid using the gas central heating. We have an oil filled radiator which has kept warm the two rooms we spend most of our time in. I don't  think that will be sufficient in the depths of winter though.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Heating on?
« Reply #333 on: 17 October, 2021, 08:32:29 pm »
I switched the heating from off, to 18C for a few hours earlier. I'm not sure it's actually kicked in yet, but it's there for when it's needed.

Re: Heating on?
« Reply #334 on: 18 October, 2021, 09:06:08 am »
I'm coaxing the log burner through its first fire of the season.
They can be buggers to light when the grate is empty, as the heat is sucked away through the base of the fire.  Much easier with half an inch of ashes.
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