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  1. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    I am collecting an archive about Archie Kidd for purely historic reasons. If anybody has any anackdotes or experiences of this remarkable designer
    Or have ever had a go at his products please reply, they are the lister Diesel engine of central heating boilers

    Rob Foster aka centralheatking
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  2. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    Just been doing a bit of googling as I'd never heard of Archie Kidd, what an amazing engineer/inventor! It goes to show how its rarely the better quality/most innovative & effective products that gain market dominance. Would be very interested to have a read of your archive on him once you've got it off the ground.
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  3. Chrisjones.7976

    Chrisjones.7976 New Member

    Hello. I have a model 1 gas dating from 1989. I've fixed it a few times. And made a modification by insulating the boiler face as the heat inside used to cause motors, gas valves, pumps etc to fail as they exceed their rated temperature. Archie & the son never believed me even when I sent a plot from a temperature probe on the motor casing. Since then it's been extremely reliable. Chris
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