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A day in the life of a gas engineer......

sometimes its the simplest things….

My services Posted on Thu, December 01, 2011 21:41:51

I arrived to service a boiler …… As always I asked ‘hows it been behaving?’……… the response was somewhat negative……. the impression i got was it was a little cold……….

the boiler seemed to run fine, and all checked out………. gas rate ok, co/co2 ok, flow good, temperatures good, ………….. no funny noises……..

i checked the rads and flow was good and all were heating well……

I followed up my ‘behaving?’ question with a few more – what / when /how……… but the consensus seemed to be ‘cold all the bloody time’………..

hmmmmmmmmm

clicked the room stat up and down a few times while considering the situation………….

and looked down……..

look closely

errrrrrrrr…………. thats not a room stat! its a frost stat! temperature range -15 degrees C to +10 degrees C…………….

that will be the problem then!

However, its been in 5 years ! and serviced every year! how did no one notice? and who was the retard engineer who thought a frost stat would be ok as a room stat?



NEWS!

My services Posted on Thu, June 16, 2011 21:18:44

Ive introduced an ‘ask a question’ forum, DIY guides, and im half way through producing an iphone app, and a new services page! 🙂



want to know what im doing and when?

My services Posted on Mon, November 08, 2010 22:04:21

This is a link to my calender / diary – you can see when im busy etc. Unfortunately I often just put all my apointments in a random jumble – so it looks like ive got 6 appointments at 10am! dont worry – its just my way, works for me!

http://www.plumbteamltd.co.uk/calender.html

You will see im very light on my feet, often I can give same day service.

My clients seem to like it that way.

Notice I dont often have nothing to do!



a basic basic install

My services Posted on Sun, November 07, 2010 23:10:33

ok, very basic install, client did a lot of the pipework (hence its not straight) but it did end up saving him a lot of money. obviously i did the gas pipe, boiler, flue etc. consider it people – even if you cant pipe your own rads – lift the boards for me, move the carpet and furniture…… it saves you money!



Update

My services Posted on Mon, November 01, 2010 23:41:08

It’s been a while…… Busy busy busy……. But suddenly not…… Strange



Duct cleaning…. What happens if you dont

My services Posted on Tue, July 06, 2010 13:50:24

This is the manifold chamber of a commercial ventilation hood………



Dennis the mennace

My services Posted on Fri, July 02, 2010 23:51:23

Its not quite plumbing, but my friend Dennis wanted a towbar attatchment for his disability scooter………. Customer is always right….. works well too. Those scooters are pretty quick too!



Duct Cleaning

My services Posted on Wed, June 30, 2010 22:53:32

I am seriously considering starting to offer duct cleaning services, Its a vile job, but I think theres a market for it in this area. Anyone have a comment on that?