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  1. Mr Fog

    Mr Fog New Member

    Hello,

    I'm hoping somebody could tell me if it is possible to use the boiler so I can take a bath, even though I have had all the radiators removed and the central heating system has been totally drained and has no water pressure at all..

    The boiler is an ideal isar he 24.
    I am having the house refurbished, all the rads and pipework have been removed but I still have the hot water pipes and cold supply to the boiler installed...

    Thank you in advance for any replies.

    Mark
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No needs pressure in the boiler
     
  3. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You could put in a makeshift loop just for hot water
     
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  4. Mr Fog

    Mr Fog New Member

    Thanks very much for replying. Please may I ask, with the risk of getting scolded, if it is possible to connect the feed pipe directly to the return pipe and then pressurise the boiler so that I can get some hot water?

    I will be getting a new boiler installed soon enough but the refurb is taking a little longer than planned and I have to go to the mother-in-laws for a shower!

    Thanks

    Mark
     
  5. Mr Fog

    Mr Fog New Member

    Thank you Riley that's what I was hoping...
     
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Need to have one rad connected but yes
     
  7. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes definitely one rad to dissipate heat
     
  8. Mr Fog

    Mr Fog New Member

    Thanks very much gents...
     
  9. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    Why tho, an immersion heater will be more efficient , Rob Foster aka centralheatking
     
  10. Mr Fog

    Mr Fog New Member

    Cheers Rob, but there isn't a hot water cylinder... or am I missing the point?
     
  11. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    durrr, op wants to use boiler as a multipoint ...now I get it
    the old elm le blanc had sep heating and hot water circuits
    couldnt the op,just jam the diverter valve onto hot water only. ? Rob Foster aka centralheatking
     
  12. Mr Fog

    Mr Fog New Member

    That sounds like a good solution, I'll have a look.
    Cheers pal
     
  13. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Combi boiler?
     
  14. Mr Fog

    Mr Fog New Member

    Yes it is mate, ideal isar he 24...
     
  15. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Then please don’t jam your diverter valve on hot water. Very dangerous and in fact illegal
     
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