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#1 Studio 17

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:14 PM

I'm looking for a plumber/gas fitter to service my gas water heater - Fagor FL 5.

I think it primarily needs any scale filter replaced as flow rate is very low so that the gas won't always light & water just dribbles from the taps.
Anyone got any recommendations?


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#2 jimtaylor

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:39 AM

I normally just ring the Fagor appointed agents in Orihuela:

 

966 736 932

966 736 021

 

If they're Fagor appointed, they obviously have any required spares, whereas other repairers probably won't have the spares, or will be using third party spares which may not be as good.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:04 AM

Thanks Jim, I'll give them a ring.


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#4 Djburlo

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 07:41 AM

Hi all. We have recently had a new boiler as it's kept going out ( pilot light) . New boiler still doing it. Changed hoses and regulators. Still doing it.

If you unconnected and reconnect the regulator she fires up when hot water tap is on (auto pilot light). Then 10 mins later it won't fire up again. Taker regulator off and put back on again and it works. 10 mins later it won't ignite again.

Any ideas or who we can get it to sort. I am convinced there must be a pipe issue.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 11:21 AM

Try the battery and is the gas bottle full, if nearly empty could be low on pressure to fire up



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:28 PM

[quote name="jonjac" post="91579" timestamp="1407493287"]Try the battery and is the gas bottle full, if nearly empty could be low on pressure to fire up[/qu

Many thanks. Tried that. It's so odd. The only old items left are the copper pipes

#7 jimtaylor

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:45 PM

Can you borrow and try another regulator? They don't last forever, and yours might have an intermittent fault.




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