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    • JackieR2
    • By JackieR2 7th Feb 18, 11:53 PM
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    Thermostat is confusing me
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    • 7th Feb 18, 11:53 PM
    Thermostat is confusing me 7th Feb 18 at 11:53 PM
    Hi - its been a while, I usually only an around here when I want something.... anyhow

    My house has a thermostat in it which you rotate and it turns on the heating using an ideal boilet. this is about my level of understanding and I dont feel like I really want to know much more than this but there is an issue I have noticed these last 2 days.

    The lowest that the dial will turn is 10 degrees, this is when it is rotated all the way anti clockwise. I was told when it was been seviced that this does mean that the heating will kick in if the temp ever dropped below 10 degrees but I had never seen this happen before.

    I have not turned the heating on for the last few days and have noticed it coming on and off a lot. I am usually only home for a week each moth and the rest of the time the house is empty.

    Having heating that cannot actually be totally tuned off seems like madness, is this normal?
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    • stator
    • By stator 8th Feb 18, 12:00 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 12:00 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 12:00 AM
    If you turn it off fully the pipes will freeze in this weather.

    It may be an internal thermostat is turning the boiler on rather than the room thermostat.

    I assume you have a combi boiler and your hot water isn't in a separate tank?
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    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 8th Feb 18, 7:53 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:53 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:53 AM
    We've had the coldest weather this winter, even with the thermostat set at 10C I'm not surprised the C/H has fired.

    There may well also be a froststat in the boiler which is triggering to prevent pipes freezing.

    The only way to turn boilers properly off is the electrical switch on the front panel.
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