To begin with, thank you for visiting Netaheat Repairs.
I am Mike Bryant, also referred to as Mike the Boilerman. For individuals who haven’t already experienced me around the internet, I concentrate on mending boilers. Particularly I love repairing the awkward, the older and also the unusual boilers that lots of technicians are more likely to announce can’t be repaired and for that reason should be replaced. This really is sometimes true and surely not necessarily. The Potterton Netaheat is a superb illustration of this. Many Netaheat breakdowns are fully repairable, especially around the latest from the Netaheat versions, the ‘Netaheat Electronic’.
I have written this website particularly to assist proprietors of Potterton Netaheat boilers understand them better and as well as their technicians who repair them. I list the most popular problems and problems and also the fixes. There are many incarnations from the Netaheat which differ significantly at length so I’ve got a written a webpage for every. Begin to see the links around the left.
Much more about the Potterton Netaheat.
I am an excellent fan of the boiler. It is a superb illustration of good British engineering. The Netaheat was the very first illustration of a brand new generation of boilers developed during the late 1970s which achieved a significant advance in fuel efficiency using a fan to push the flue gasses with the combustion chamber therefore staying away from heat wastage through the flue once the boiler was OFF. The Netaheat seemed to be the very first boiler to abandon a permanently burning pilot light and rather use electronics to light the burner. (A lasting pilot light running 24/7 like several previous boilers wastes a great deal of gas over extended amounts of time.) This design results in fuel efficiency exceeding 80% on some versions, so, regardless of the government’s suggest that major enhancements in fuel efficiency is possible by replacing older boilers, this really is clearly NOT the situation should you presently possess a Potterton Netaheat (which can be as much as 3 decades old!) It’s a terrible shame that a lot of Netaheats are increasingly being removed within the mistaken thought that a brand new boiler is going to be much more efficient.
Many Netaheats will also be being replaced in the fact that spares can’t be acquired. This can be a half-truth. Some of the most generally failing parts on all versions from the Netaheat continue to be available through normal spares merchant channels, although not all. A couple of of from the gas control valve components aren’t available new but many other areas can continue to being manufactured. If your part fails which is obsolete, the is however still an opportunity of maintaining your boiler running. There’s a thriving market in second-hands Netaheat components on eBay, the internet auction. Gas technicians removing Netaheats know this and can frequently dismantle a Netaheat they’ve replaced then sell the various components on eBay.
The Netaheat arrived four versions. The initial (or MkI) arrived two sizes, the tenOr16 and also the 16/22. The output was adjustable and also the figures indicate the minimum and maximum output in kW of every size. The MkI was complex and totally alien in the manner it labored to almost all heating engineers. It had been a mysterious and hard to identify and connect if this broke lower therefore the MkII was quickly developed.
The MkII and also the MkIIF are extremely similar (so similar which i haven’t yet place the main difference) and therefore are greatly simpler to know and identify. The following version was the Electronic, which were built with a third smaller sized size put into the number, the 6/10, to match the low heating need for new houses being created to the brand new, greater standards of insulation required through the Building Rules. The ultimate version was the Netaheat Profile, a totally different style of boiler that was only accessible for a short period prior to the name was shortened by Potterton to simply Profile.
I’ll finish by saying My home is Studying, Berkshire. The majority of my jobs are in Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, north and west London however if you simply are outdoors these areas and getting problems having your Netaheat fixed, then I am perfectly pleased to visit. I’ll go anywhere if required! The only real challenge with this really is, out of your perspective, is the fact that I charge for the time I spend repairing a boiler, including time spent travelling back and forth from site. What this means is the further you reside from Studying the less economically viable it might be to obtain me to go to.
However though, I’m able to usually fix any damaged Netaheat in one visit, using my extensive stock of spares within the van. In addition, basically can’t fix yours around the first visit, I will not ask you for for that visit – regardless of how far I have driven! I am happy to provide this reassurance when i cannot remember the final time I had been not able to identify and connect an allegedly dead Netaheat immediately, around the place. -)
Alternatively I am pleased to give email advice to anybody wanting it, although not telephone advice. I needed to stop that years back once the weight of calls increased too great.
Once more, thank you for visiting.
Mike Bryant, Also known as Mike the Boilerman.
First printed eleventh November 2010
Last updated second May 2016
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