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07 November 2005 @ 08:51 am
More Civ, more Quake ... a whole weekend of computer games. There's a bit in the back of my head going "What are you like?" but I'm ignoring that ;) But that does mean there's not much to say about the day ;)

We had roast duck for lunch yesterday, so today I need to convert the carcass into stock - given the cat's shut in (upset stomach, again) the smell'll drive him nuts.

I also need to ring the boiler people - we still have hot water but no heating (boiler starts for hot water, not for heating) ... it's a combi boiler, so that's a little odd. We've checked everything we can think of this morning - thermostat sounds fine (it does that clicky thing when it passes the current temperature), control panel (for the timer) still has power, overheat button on the boiler isn't popped out (though we'd have no hot water if it was), we added a bit more water to the system coz the pressure looked low (but that didn't help). Annoyingly we had a different company to usual service it this summer as I had difficulty contacting the normal one last year ... and I'm not convinced they did anything but blow a bit of dust out and charge us for it :(

Still, not a disaster - we still have hot water and there's a gas fire in the living room so we can still heat the place a bit during the evenings. And it's not yet freezing outside, just a bit chilly.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Andrewsagima on November 7th, 2005 11:16 am (UTC)
I had the reverse of that for a bit (no hot water but heatng worked) - sorted itself out though before i could be bothered to call anyone.
Margaretpling on November 7th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
I live in hope of it fixing itself while the boiler people haven't yet returned my calls ;)
Onyxonyx_uk on November 7th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
I had the reverse of that a few weeks ago (diverter). The only thing I can suggest is to firstly reset the boiler by turning it off and see if it comes back on. Otherwise it's a heating engineer. Could be something as simple as your thermostat isn't functioning correctly.
Margaretpling on November 7th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC)
We did switch it off and on again this morning, and after I saw your comment I tried switching the HW/HW+CH switch a few times to see if it would jolt over. But it didn't :( I'm hoping it's not the wires to the thermostat, coz they went behind the wall when the kitchen was done recently so that'd be a faff.
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Margaretpling on November 8th, 2005 09:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, boilers suck :(
Jonathanmcurtains on November 10th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
boiler starts for hot water, not for heating

Is the pump working? I'm not sure where that'd be if you don't have stored hot water.
Jonathanmcurtains on November 10th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)

Um, ignore that, I've just seen today's update.
Margaretpling on November 10th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)

OK, I will :)