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Helpful Videos Coming

30 September 2014 | Category: Website Updates | Author: Administrator

Here at Y.I.D 3 Plumbing we are in the process of putting together video clips to accompany our useful tips and troubleshooting blog posts so you can get an online demonstration on how to do it yourself (for those common boiler and radiator issues). Be on the lookout for the videos featuring our expert engineers. We'll keep you posted. Check back daily for new posts.

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How to Increase Pressure of Boiler?

29 September 2014 | Category: Boiler Problems | Author: Administrator

Following on from the previous blog post: we follow up with today's post on simple instructions on how to check if you can increase the pressure of your boiler.

First thing to do is to check in your user manual to see if you can indeed re-pressurise the boiler yourself. Usually you can also find instructions on the rear of the control panel.

Depending on your boiler and the setup of your boiler there are essentially two ways you can increase pressure of your boiler. The first is the external filling hose and the second is the internal filling key.

If your boiler is setup in which there is an external filling hose attached below your boiler base to pipes then you firstly need to locate two taps which will be at either ends of the hose. Turn the first tap and then after that slowly turn the second tap. You will hear the water run at this point and fix your eyes to the pressure gauge on your Boiler panel. You will at this point see the pressure increase. Once it has gone passed the red zone on the gauge (around the 1 bar mark) then close the second tap. Proceed to then close the first tap.

You will now have re-pressurised your system boiler.


Stay tuned for the next blog post on the internal filling key method.

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Boiler System Pressure

29 September 2014 | Category: Boiler Problems | Author: Administrator

We are here with another helpful self troubleshooting common issues with your Boiler.

Most boilers have a pressure gauge showing system water pressure. Please chek the guage and make sure the pressure is not too low. The pressure usually needs to be at around 1 bar. Anything lower means that your water pressure is too low and so your radiators are not getting warm and/or the hot water is not working.

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Central Heating troubleshooting

28 September 2014 | Category: Boiler Problems | Author: Administrator

Is your central heating or hot water not working?
Believe it or not this quick fix tip can save you a lot of worry and best of all it is not very techincal. In fact it is easy as switching a button off and then back on again rather like a light switch.

The switch on your boiler which is the electrical supply to your boiler is commonly on the front panel of most boilers. Switch this off and after a few minutes switch it back on. What this essentially does is reset your boiler and might resolve your problem.

Funnily enough this does work for most people who initially think that the boiler has a bigger issue.

If it does not work for you you can contact us by phone on 0161 312 0158 or email us at

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Common Radiator Problems

26 September 2014 | Category: Radiator Problems | Author: Administrator

Common problems that people face with radiators is that the radiators are not getting hot. First thing to do is not to panic. This does NOT necessarily mean that either your boiler is not functioning or your radiators need replacing with brand new ones. Commonly this is down to corroded pipework which can cause sludge to gather in the system. What this does is that it prevents free flow of hot water to the radiators.
This can be treated by chemically cleaning or flushing the system which will remove these nasty deposits.
Worry not because if you are in Manchester or surrounding areas we can have your radiators up and running and hot in no time. View our services for all your plumbing in Manchester. Contact us by clicking here.