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Discuss Baxi Bermuda won't light in the Central Heating Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. OPS

    OPS Guest

    Hi All, got a baxi bermuda back boiler, the pilot's on but i won't fire up when theres a call for heat. Any thoughts. John
     
  2. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Possable that you have a sticky gas valve, can you here it click when calling for heat ? Also try turning off pilot let it reset then relight and try again not a lot to go wrong with these boilers.
     
  3. Billy Bob Bob

    Billy Bob Bob Guest

    You will need a gas safe engineer for this fault
     
  4. marleyco

    marleyco New Member

    Depends also if its an electronic type, more to go wrong with them.
     
  5. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    If electronic type it will -not have permanent pilot
     
  6. marleyco

    marleyco New Member

    Good call, jts. Not thinking
     
  7. OPS

    OPS Guest

    Thanks for the quick replies, I am gas safe registered but don't get too involved with back boiler, trying to help a mate out.
     
  8. OPS

    OPS Guest

    Couldn't hear it click, did turn it off, did the same thing when I relit the pilot.
     
  9. broggo

    broggo Guest

    ERM????

    Alarm and bells spring to mind
     
  10. Mike Jackson

    Mike Jackson Plumber GSR

    It's basic fault finding on the gas valve, thermostat and controls. You can't get a lot more basic. You'll have covered fault finding on the gas valve when you did your CCN1.
     
  11. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Probley have to replace gas valve, price of this has gone up, could get a repair kit at one time but think this has gone of market. take it boiler stat is working ?
     
  12. Billy Bob Bob

    Billy Bob Bob Guest

    how many of you answering are gsr? what if the op trys to change this themselves? conscience anyone?
     
  13. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Not to sure how we stand legally giveing advise on site, if person asking desides to do repair themselfs and somthing happens can we be held libel ?? Plumb center ect told not to give advise to people !!
     
  14. Billy Bob Bob

    Billy Bob Bob Guest

    no we cant be held liable(unless someone dies) but we need to think before we reply
     
  15. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    So if some-one desides to repair a gas appliance after asking for advise , blows up is house or dies of CO then we can be held libel ?? Wonder how meny have done own repairs and how safe is it now ?? Starts to get a bit scary !!
     
  16. Billy Bob Bob

    Billy Bob Bob Guest

    it all depends i suppose if this site gets mentioned if mr jones at number 22 changes his own gas valve and takes out half the street,its a awkward one if we answer or not and in the event of a incident trackability if we give gas advice
     
  17. Anton

    Anton Plumber GSR

    Simple answer is to make sure it's a Gas Safe registered Engineer that works on the appliance. Baxi Bermuda back boiler is one of the easiest to fault find on, probably 'the easiest' I am surprised that a 'GSR' Engineer is asking for advice on this one.
    It's the individual who works on it without registration who risks prosecution.
     
  18. Billy Bob Bob

    Billy Bob Bob Guest

    its no gsr asking for advise,thats a dead cert
     
  19. GrahamM

    GrahamM Plumber GSR

    When someone who is supposedly gas safe as the OP claims? Is having trouble with one of the most basic appliances, it sends my alarm bells ringing.
    Should we be giving a non-qualified person detailed gas information over a public forum?
     
  20. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Yes but how do you know if person asking question is GS ? what about duty of care, are we not advised to take out insurance if we give advise or recomendations on gas fittings !!
     
  21. Billy Bob Bob

    Billy Bob Bob Guest

    ask for a name,and gs number and check it out on the GS website not much more we can do,but faulting a BBU? come on
     
  22. Anton

    Anton Plumber GSR

    I think the issue is the way advice is offered. By saying: "I think you need to change the gas valve" this is an instruction.
    Or: "It could be a faulty gas valve" which is merely pinpointing without instruction to do anything.
    Yours Sincerely
    Perry Mason.
     
  23. GrahamM

    GrahamM Plumber GSR

    If in any doubt about a persons gas qualifications, the advise should be "I think you need to have a qualified gas engineer look at it".
    Simple as that!
     
  24. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Thanks guys thats clear`d up that question ! will try somthing else later!! :censored:
     
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