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  1. Mel256

    Mel256 New Member

    Im taking it to get serviced today though, seems like a lot £30!
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  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    What !!!!!!!
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  3. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    If it's still yellow then yes it needs looking at.
    Don't use it at all until it is dealt with.

    Seems a lot? What were you expecting out of interest?
    I would be charging you a lot more than that.
  4. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    How are you " taking " it to get serviced?
    It needs doing in the room that it is fitted in. To simulate normal usage.
  5. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Howdy Chalked.
    It's a portable LPG
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  6. DaveyHep

    DaveyHep Member

    Carbon Monoxide has no smell so don't go by that.

    With a 2nd hand heater...
    Check to see which gas the heater should be using, and check that's what's being used. Just in case someone has fitted a different regulator.
    The person doing the service should check that.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  7. waddycall

    waddycall New Member

    Please get it checked/serviced. I agree with Davey, probably a pressure or gas type problem. It probably has a oxypilot which would be starting to lift off if the room was vitiated. The yellow on the pilot and main burner suggests to me that the gas pressure is low. Or it’s full up with dog hair.
  8. Gasmk1

    Gasmk1 GSR

    you wouldnt get any change out 0f £60 for a service from me whoever does it has to be certified for lpg

    CHRISX Active Member

    Hello Mel256,

    Can You verify that You mean that the Room is approx. 600 square feet in area ?

    Am I right that You don`t mean Cubic Feet - the Room VOLUME ?

    IF You mean that 600 square feet is the approximate Area of the Room - guessing that there is at least an 8 foot high Ceiling that would give an approx. Room Volume of 4800 Cubic feet ?

    Members are completely correct in that whenever there is ANY kind of query on a Gas Appliance it should not be used until it has been Inspected and if necessary Serviced - in this case by a Gas Safe registered `LPG qualified` Gas Engineer.

    As Member Last Plumber stated `Purpose provided Ventilation` IS required for that type of LPG Gas Heater irrespective of even a very large Room size.

    That means that even after it has been Safety checked & Serviced the Heater should not be used in a Room that does not have a permanent Vent of the correct size - direct to outside Air.


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