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  1. cmarkr

    cmarkr New Member

    Hello everyone, recently became gas safe registered around 5months ago.

    Now just been employed into a business (well will be in two months) to run a gas team along side the existing solid fuel and biomass installers.

    So thought i better poke my nose in to the forum as at some point i'm going to need advice being relatively new to the industry. You know what its like seeing things for the first time and not knowing what to do etc.. Primarily boiler repair work i'm going to struggle with as its not something i came across much during my apprenticeship. So if anyone has some literature some were to read through on the subject that'd be great?

    Nice to meet you all
    Mark
     
  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    Hello and welcome Mark , you have joined the forum at a quiet time to be honest but theres always a few of us about .
    Where are you based ?
     
  3. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    Hello mark,

    Welcome a long... as town has said it’s quite quiet at the moment but you also can and will be able to find loads of stuff on the forum if you just use the search button and as above mentioned if you need any help you can just ask and open threads and people on here will definitely help you out.
     
  4. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    Hi Mark & Welcome, Have you forwarded your gas safe details so you can gain access to the gas safe only sections of the forum where you can ask and answer all technical gas related questions that will not be answered on the open public threads.
     
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  5. cmarkr

    cmarkr New Member

    Thank you all for the warm welcome, you i appreciate its far from heating season at the moment! Located down in Cornwall about as far south and west as you can possibly get.
    I havn't forwarded my GSR number or anything to anybody, it said i had to have a minimum of 10 posts to register in the GSR area. Should i send my details to Lou anyway?
     
  6. oz-plumber

    oz-plumber Plumber

    You are going to find it hard to find basic literature on fault finding.
    You are also going to have to do a lot of research on each type of boiler you intend to service to find faults.

    Most of the new boilers have fault codes appearing on a screen - these are fairly good for simple problems, but the more complex or rare the fault code is, you can guarantee that the code is a second or third fault along the line of faults.
    The MI's are helpful, but I find they suggest you change the most expensive part first, which isn't alway the problem.

    It's a tough learning process pal and the only thing that will help you greatly is a mentor and - or experience.
     
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  7. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Welcome along matey.
     
  8. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    hello and welcome

    in regards to fault finding have a look at going on the baxi 3 day course its top notch
     
  9. cmarkr

    cmarkr New Member

    Hi Shaun, yeah i did see that on there website, it'd be a fair track up there for me but i am considering it to be fair. Have you ever been on it?or just word of mouth saying its worth going?
     
  10. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I would make the treck it's brilliant especially for new comers

    Shows you how to use a multi meter and fault finding that can be carried over to any brand
     
  11. cmarkr

    cmarkr New Member

    Thanks Shaun, i'll get in contact and see when there next running at Exeter its certainly cheap enough!
     
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