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Paddy.
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PostPosted: 12:44 - 24 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually no idea, don't appear to have one Laughing The oil burner is at 55 degrees though, can't find a heating thermostat here but its an old house with no boiler and that.

I do have a fucking great fleece/jumper that I use daily Laughing
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PostPosted: 12:52 - 24 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a solid wall 30s style but post-war built 3 bed semi.

Since I bought it I've replaced of the remaining original Crittal windows with UPVC DG. I figured it would make a significant difference - it hasn't.

Last year I replaced the old Baxi back boiler with a wizzo condensing combi some new rads and new pipework. The place is still cold.
Due to the old Baxi open flue boiler I have a legacy double brick sized vent which blows like the mistral so I have gaffer taped up the inside but I'm cautious as I've retained the front gas fire of the old Baxi for 'spot heat'.

When I'm on my own only the front fire goes on and 2 from the 4 burners will get the small kitchen/dining room to 16/17 much quicker than the CH. I also get the impression that with the fire lit any down drafts from the open flue are curtailed.

I don't use many TRVs as they often fail IME and aren't used properly very often, so you might as well have regular valves to control the heat flow.

Not suer why I posted this - mostly dull blather.
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PostPosted: 13:02 - 24 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted new radiators and pipework (downstairs) many many years ago, but the old boiler was shit so I ripped it out and I've still not replaced it ... I eventually bought a lovely new Bosch Worcester boiler a few years back ... still to be fitted!

Soooo, I currently have an oil filled radiator which is keeping my living room at around 17c-18c at the moment, rest of the house is unheated.

Still have single glazing as well, although it's been a few years since I've had ice on the inside.

I live on my own so don't need to worry about anyone else.
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PostPosted: 13:47 - 24 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

18 and only to come on for an hour before getting up, an hour before getting in and an hour before going to bed. We have a ready supply of blankets for anyone who feels the cold between-times. As a previous poster said, 'heat the person'... Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 15:47 - 24 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're serious about saving money on energy costs, don't forget that keeping active*9 and eating properly make a big difference Thumbs Up

Turning your heating on is now a crime, as I heard one 'source' say recently Laughing

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PostPosted: 15:55 - 24 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^and still morew coherenb than one of MCNs postssd!
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PostPosted: 13:12 - 25 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shifty

But apparently - there's still loads of hotness left Laughing
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PostPosted: 13:29 - 25 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to look at it was up to 25 (up to a maximum of 26.5 Shifty )
It kicks in at 16.5 or (for some reason) sometimes 7 - I don't know what thats all about, something to do with the pre-set times, I think.

Admittedly it *was* getting a bit warm in here ... although I don't have any curtains in my front room (just that glass frosting stuff).


And I am sitting here in a singlet vest and jeans, to be fair Laughing
But it was bloody cold when I got back (obvs).
Bloody Dubai was sweltering, and I only went from the plane to the bus to the nice air conditioned terminal.
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PostPosted: 13:36 - 25 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is at 19 currently, it's set to 18.5 during the day and 17 at night. When it's feeling colder we boost it to 20.5 for 30mins.

Recently got a powerful Valliant combi fitted, lovely for nice long, hot showers. The heating is on a Hive but not quite got round to Hive thermostats on the radiators yet, the cost of them and getting them fitted puts me off. The boiler is great though, very quick to warm up the house.
Only downside is if it gets really freezing outside, the plonka plumber fitted the boiler with an outlet pipe going into an outside drain. So as soon as it gets into the minus' it freezes up, gets blocked and the boiler stops working. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 14:39 - 25 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feasty wrote:

Only downside is if it gets really freezing outside, the plonka plumber fitted the boiler with an outlet pipe going into an outside drain. So as soon as it gets into the minus' it freezes up, gets blocked and the boiler stops working. Rolling Eyes


You could always fit some of that pipe heater cable to it with a frost-stat under some lagging. Or even just lagging it would probably help.
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PostPosted: 15:51 - 25 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
Set at 20 but timer is off.

Same. Had to check what it was set to (21.5) but I only turn it on when needed, sometimes for an hour in the morning, and maybe an hour during the day if it's chilly (hasn't really been so far).

I'm an electric blanket convert now so I've not been putting on the heating before bed.
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PostPosted: 02:49 - 26 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

On advice from a hoose heating specialist, I also fitted a second insulation jacket around my hot water tank.

All this heat thing is physics.
Heat is energy. Energy moves from a high energy state to a low energy state. (Atoms are excited at higher energy states and less excited at low energy states.
So all this insulation mularky is reducing how fast energy moves towards a low excited state.
Heat creeps into cold things.
Not visa versa.
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PostPosted: 09:37 - 26 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our heating is used purely manually, I don't think we've ever had set times. I'm not really bothered if it's on or not, I leave it up to the Mr's discretion.

I do insist on the use of the electric blanket though.
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PostPosted: 09:40 - 26 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

About six logs per day currently. Laughing
If it's on all day it could be double that
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PostPosted: 12:55 - 26 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

doggone wrote:
About six logs per day currently. Laughing
If it's on all day it could be double that


Maybe a bit less roughage in your diet.
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PostPosted: 13:15 - 26 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

recman wrote:
doggone wrote:
About six logs per day currently. Laughing
If it's on all day it could be double that


Maybe a bit less roughage in your diet.


I wish.
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PostPosted: 19:34 - 26 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

recman wrote:
I do insist on the use of the electric blanket though.

Does yours ride/bunch up? I've tried using both straps, one, none, under the sheet, under the mattress protector. It's my only real complaint along with the power cord attachment.
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PostPosted: 19:50 - 26 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

M.C wrote:
recman wrote:
I do insist on the use of the electric blanket though.

Does yours ride/bunch up? I've tried using both straps, one, none, under the sheet, under the mattress protector. It's my only real complaint along with the power cord attachment.


I used to use it permanently attached but now I just chuck it on top of the sheet under the duvet and fire it up about 45 mins before bedtime.
When we go to bed I remove it and lob it in the spare room.
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PostPosted: 21:02 - 26 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

no heating yet. still sat in a tee-shirt. its quite mild down south still.
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PostPosted: 21:06 - 26 Nov 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

recman wrote:
doggone wrote:
About six logs per day currently. Laughing
If it's on all day it could be double that


Maybe a bit less roughage in your diet.


yep iv orded a stove and got a tone of coal and a tone of wood should be fitted in a few weeks
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