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Central Heating: Fault Finding and Repair [Spiral-bound]

John Reginald
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Book Description

8 Sep 2003
This outstanding domestic Central Heating and Hot Water Fault Finding & Repair manual is written with a concise, authoratative and descriptive text. With over 100 illustrations it helps the reader understand how Central Heating Systems work and how to quickly trace and correct a fault.

This superb manual is invaluable reading for DIY householders, trainee/experienced plumbers, heating engineers and anybody responsible for a Domestic Central Heating and Hot Water System.

From simple to more complex faults this manual will help the reader to understand dometic Central Heating and Hot Water Systems and achieve professional solutions to professional standards. The logical step-by-step guides quickly take the reader through the fault finding and repair process. The fault logic guides are easy to read and indicate which section of the manual deals with the background and repair of that fault.

This manual also explains how to upgrade Central Heating Systems, improving efficiency, reducing running costs and giving greater system control to the user. This will make any home more comfortable, saving money and saving time.


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Product details

  • Spiral-bound: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Copperjob Publishing (8 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954601300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954601300
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.1 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A two page exclusive feature from the "Industry's newest publication" Central Heating Fault Finding & Repair by John Reginald. -- Heating and Plumbing Monthly Magazine, October 2003

Central Heating Fault Finding & Repair by John Reginald "invaluable reading for plumbers." -- Heating, Ventilating & Plumbing Magazine, September 2003

Central Heating Fault Finding & Repair by John Reginald featured as an Industry new publication. -- plumbing Magazine, September/October 2003

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I have been greatly encouraged by the positive responses and uptake of the manual by major manufacturers who helped with the compilation and supply of images for the book and the favourable feedback of the many College Head of Departments and Senior Lecturers in the Plumbing and Heating Departments.

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62 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent reference 13 Jan 2005
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
This taught me loads of things I had expected to learn on my NVQ course but didn't - and some of it was new to the tutors as well!! (Backfilling a sluggish system saved me hours of frustration with radiators that wouldn't fill).
This book pulls together a lot of very useful information from various sources, combines it with a practical approach to diagnosis gained from years of experience, and puts it all together in one place in a logical, structured way.
It really "does what it says on the tin", basically covering in some detail:
1) What Central Heating is
2) What can go wrong with it
3) How to diagnose the fault
4) How to repair it
Fault finding diagrams are v. useful.
This book will be invaluable for DIYer and professional. Okay, if you've been in the business for 40 years you probably know all that's in here (and more), but then you wouldn't be looking for a book like this, would you?
To the rest of us, buy it now and keep it in the van!!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Central Heating Fault Finding And Repair 26 Feb 2004
Format:Spiral-bound
This is probably one of if not the best fault finding and central heating guides available.A must for the amature or proffesional alike. Remember all the stuff you learnt years ago and forgot about ,its all here. Easy to read and reference ,mine stays in the van all the time. Highly recomended.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Central Heating Fault finding and repair 16 Jan 2004
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
An excellent book for the complete novice, but a little disapointing for any one with a plumbing back ground, as a section is dedicated to tools and safety and some other very basic stuff, however the fault finding procedures are good.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Central Heating - Fault Finding & Repair 7 Oct 2003
By A Customer
Format:Spiral-bound
What an excellent book! The author describes the book as having easy to follow text written in an authorative and concise manner... I agree.
This book is well laid out in a logical sequence with many illustrations helping to clarify what is being described in the text. Each chapter deals with one aspect of central heating and hot water systems and gives the reader the opportunity to read about the subject in depth or just skim the surface.
Perhaps, the most useful part of this book is the fault finding tables. Chapter 4 contains all of the tables and each chapter opens with the relevant fault finding tables. These tables make it easy to find symptons, faults and remedies and takes you to the part of the book that deals with the procedures to correct the identified problem.
The spiral binding allows for the book to be folded back on itself which is great when following the step-by-step procedures to correct the fault.
Anyone who has or works on domestic central heating and hot water systems needs one of these books.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well written and useful guide 8 Oct 2003
By A Customer
Format:Spiral-bound
As a DIYer I have often been frustrated by the cost of employing a plumber / heating engineer to fix simple problems with the central heating at home. I bought this book to see if I could cut down on these costs and do more of the work myself.
This book has already allowed me to understand, diagnose and fix a radiator problem. It gave me the confidence, through it's step by step approach, to tackle the job (even down to helping me get the right tools out before I started) and saved me another call out charge (and has therefore already paid for itself).
A last point is that the book has a strong safety theme - allowing me to know which jobs I can handle, and when I would need an expert.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Zero to Hero 8 Jun 2004
Format:Spiral-bound
I am not by nature a plumber.
I live in a two bedroomed apartment with a gas powered central heating system, which I inherited when I bought the place (my first) four years ago.
When it starting playing up I did what most people do, I ignored it.
Eventually, I had to either call out a plumber before it stopped working altogether or figure out why the pilot was lit but the place was cold.
I used the technique that I learnt in my younger days. A technique that I learnt to use to fix my first two cars . I bought the equivalent of the Haynes manual.
Haynes don't do a Central Heating Manual but these people do and whilst it doesn't have the oily photograph so that you can see exactly what the part really looks like, it covers the range of systems, rather than one model in an easy to understand way.
Took me back to the days when I replaced the piston on my Suzuki TS100 and got a re-bore. When I had finished, it worked.
A great book that I will make oily myself in time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Information 6 Jan 2012
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I have to say that I am an ex British Gas Service engineer. I bought this book and the book on Combi's because I am looking to take my 22 year old son on in my business this year. I thought these would be good introductory readings for him. I must say the author is a credit to the industry and the way the books have been written is very informative and full of really good professional advice. I am glad I bought these and would recommend them.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Despite being in the trade and we're supposed to know what we're doing, we all have the odd "bad day at the office" and this book has been invaluable to me. I have nipped out to the van "to get something i forgot" more than once and had a quick read and digest session as a reminder. Well worth the price if it gets you out of a hole just the once when it's getting late in the day and the customer wants the heating back on 'cos its cold out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
like it all the write up is far better than the real thing
Published 1 month ago by nutty nanny
4.0 out of 5 stars not for beginners
Good information and the only book I could find covering the subject area. I would say the book isn't for beginners and the information can be complex if you are new to the trade.
Published 3 months ago by bobthebuilder
5.0 out of 5 stars my other half is a gas engineer and he refers ...
my other half is a gas engineer and he refers to this all the time, the pages are now falling out!
Published 3 months ago by Katie v
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Information
Real informative step by step knowledge for trades and diy alike in this field of work highly recommended. Like it
Published 5 months ago by negus tafari
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent fault guide
Comprehensive fault finding guide with flow charts and detailed sections, it has been fluffed up a bit with basic stuff but , there are gems of info that had been forgotten. Read more
Published 8 months ago by martin howell
5.0 out of 5 stars Book review
After reviewing the book on Amazon website, I thought it would be a very useful book to have. Indeed it is, very informative and lots of detail.
Published 10 months ago by Jasmine Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have
Brilliant, informative and much like the combi book it takes logical steps to teach how things work and the impact they have on the system, Mr. Read more
Published 13 months ago by GasSafeEngineer
5.0 out of 5 stars Central Heating: Fault Finding and Repair
Every plumber and gas man should have it! I use it a lot not because I am a rubbish plumber just so I can confirm my own diagnosis.
Published 15 months ago by S. Hooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A very useful point of reference when needed to resolve those irritating little gremlins in the CH systems of our own or friends' installation. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Piggy
5.0 out of 5 stars Idiot-proof!
Easy to use, clear & concise, virtually idiot proof!! It earned it's cost back the first time I took it on a job. A must in every plumber's van
Published 19 months ago by mr peter atkinson
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