Update: How the Coronavirus affects our business

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  A big hello to our dearest clients, whether they be past, present or future!   A brief update whilst we stay home and alert during the Coronavirus pandemic; Are we still working? Kevin continues to work providing essential call outs to breakdowns for our regular clients – those who have used our services before. [...]

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Update: Bradley and Sarah

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Bradley Bradley our apprentice is progressing very well and is in his third and final year of training to achieve his Gas Safe accreditation. We have worked alongside Eastleigh College and part of his vocational training is to have ‘on-site’ assessments. These take place within client’s homes. The College Assessor commented on Bradley’s very good [...]

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Our very latest boiler replacements & updates via Twitter

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You don’t have to register for Twitter (or know how to use it) You can simply view our Twitter page here: (click the image)

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Never replace a 3 amp fuse for a larger size

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Having just completed and commissioned another new Vaillant boiler installation, I was setting off on my way home when I received the call to go to a regular client who had no hot water and a smell of burning. When I arrived the symptoms were simply that the house consumer unit (fuse board) kept tripping [...]

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Sticky Situation

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We first met this boiler when it was relatively new - some 15 years ago approximately. That particular client sold the property and later moved to another part of Southampton (where we installed a whole new system for them in their new home). The majority of our work is word-of-mouth and so the new owner of this boiler kept [...]

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The secret lives of Pipes!

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I keep meaning to share these pictures of various pipes (which sounds very boring to most I’m sure!) but may be interesting for you to see. These instances are common place within most peoples properties, usually unbeknown to the them. The first image shows a system that clearly hasn’t been drained for many years. This particular pipe within the [...]

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Wedding – Congratulations are in order!

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Kevin’s Son and fellow operative Chris was married on Sunday 5th October 2014 at Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney near Winchester. Chris and Sammy have been together for some 10 years and were blessed with fantastic weather for the entire day. The Wedding ceremony was held in Norton Park’s 400 year old thatched barn. Thank [...]

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Water leak devastation averted!

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Kevin and I recently installed a new gas boiler system for a client that we had been going to for some years. It was a pleasure to meet the client’s parents on that particular job, who kindly travelled each day to meet us and house sit whilst our work was being completed. In conversation with them we [...]

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New Kitchen, New Gas Hob

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Recently I completed an enjoyable new Gas Hob installation – this made a pleasant change as I had to cut the new worktop to suit the new hob also. On this particular installation, an electric hob was installed originally, so the gas pipe was run behind the new kitchen units and connected to the new hob. The [...]

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One portion of Fried Mice

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Having had a relatively straight forward morning, I later had a booking from a distressed/very cold new client whom had no heating or hot water. The symptoms were basic – simply no operational boiler. Due to experience, the first port of call was to check that this particular boiler hadn’t tripped its ‘over heat thermostat’ – which [...]

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Concealed Pipework Radiator Reposition

Recently I undertook a complex Radiator reposition for a canine friend who wanted better access to the Garden. The requirement was to remove a radiator that had it’s pipework ran in the wall – as this wall was going to be knocked through to fit new patio doors. The radiator was the room’s main source [...]

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Sludge build-up

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Another interesting job to start the year. I was called to a client on the Bitterne/Sholing border in Southampton who had no central heating or hot water. The boiler was firing but only for short amounts of time – maybe 1 or 2 minutes. The boiler was operating fine, the timer and room thermostat were [...]

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