Fan-assisted central heating boiler ... lifespan of fan?

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  1. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    Nice to see you're in the hands of Corgi registered experts..:rolleyes:
     
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    Last time I checked it's only an offence to do work for payment. Which means that I can fit a new boiler myself, but not actually put an electrical spur in to provide power to it as that would require part p...

    In fact IIRC I can't even change a light fitting in my own bathroom for the same reason, but I can fit a gas fire in my living room.
     
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    I'm sure you can change one, as in a replacement for the old one. Part P is fairly open the way I read it.
     
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    Certainly sounds like the fan to me and at eight years old is about right for lifespan.

    They are fairly easy to replace yourself just remember to re-fit the tubes from the air pressure switch. When you order it just make sure you give them the serial number and Gas Council number from the data-badge as its not unknown to change component suppliers part way through a production run.

    On the CORGI registration front?, its a grey area. Several interpretations exist for this type of work:-

    For hire and reward you need registration.

    If its for yourself then its only "competance" thats required, not registration.

    If its not a gas carrying component then registration is not required but competancy still is.

    In any event, they are easy to fit.

    Cheers.
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    Cheers all.

    New neighbour's husband turns out to be a heating engineer - he's putting in a new fan for us tomorrow :)
     
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    Competency being properly trained and have completed ACS certification. Although I do love visiting jobs after DIY boiler repairs go wrong! Best get yourself a carbon monoxide alarm whilst you are at the merchants!
    :D
     

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