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    DIY oil boiler repairs?

    Heating Engineers

    Are there any repairs on an oil boiler I can undertake DIY?

    Asked by Cheryl on 20th Jun 2022
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    Moortown plumbing &heating ltd

    "Non fuel carrying pipes are ok if you are competent for eg heating circuit pipes"

    Answered on 26th Jun 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Heatwave Engineering

    "The simple answer is no. Even though oil boiler repairs are not regulated like gas services are, you are still burning a fossil fuel, and therefore if the correct air / fuel ratios are not achieved then excessive emissions may occur. Whilst most boilers these days are room sealed to the atmosphere, part of the service / repair schedule is checking and identifying any defects within the case seals of the combustion area. If these are defective, then products of combustion can enter the room / or spurious air being drawn into the combustion chamber which could affect the combustion fuel / air mix. Other than the reasons above, there are various electrical issues to attend to and be aware of. In any event, to ensure that the appliance is burning correctly and to the manufacturers' specifications, you need a flue gas analyser to prove the performance. If you want my opinion, don't meddle with what you don't know about.analyzer"

    Answered on 22nd Jun 2022 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

    "No, you should get a qualified engineer.

    Thanks Dave"

    Answered on 22nd Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report

    "You could possibly repair a small water leak but anything to do with technical or oil I would re commend a profession"

    Answered on 23rd Jun 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report

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